History Music / AliceInChains

4th May '18 3:12:11 AM azraelfinalstar
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Their fifth album, ''The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'', was released May 28, 2013. By its second day, it reached #1 on the iTunes' rock album chart. They are currently close to finishing an as-of-yet untitled sixth album. Even over a decade and a half since the untimely demise of one of their most established members, the band continues their stride and stands strong.

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Their fifth album, ''The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'', was released May 28, 2013. By its second day, it reached #1 on the iTunes' rock album chart. They are currently close to finishing an as-of-yet untitled sixth album, and have released the first single off that album. Even over a decade and a half since the untimely demise of one of their most established members, the band continues their stride and stands strong.
23rd Feb '18 1:33:55 AM azraelfinalstar
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Their fifth album, ''The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'', was released May 28, 2013. By its second day, it reached #1 on the iTunes' rock album chart. Even 11 years since the untimely demise of one of their most established members, the band continues their stride and stands strong.

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Their fifth album, ''The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'', was released May 28, 2013. By its second day, it reached #1 on the iTunes' rock album chart. They are currently close to finishing an as-of-yet untitled sixth album. Even 11 years over a decade and a half since the untimely demise of one of their most established members, the band continues their stride and stands strong.



* BadassBoast: comparatively rare in their lyrics compared to some metal bands, but still there:
** From "Last of my Kind" : " A wolf alone upon the hillside / I live on what they throw away/ I go to sleep behind the 8 ball/ i live to fight for one more day"
** And "Phantom Limb": " My regrets are many, true.../ Still so much worse lies ahead.... for you!



** Its also visible in the lyrics depending on which member is writing them. Layne's lyrics were by far the darkest, often being about hopelessness, depression, and suicide. Jerry's tend to be more about failed relationships and introspection. Duvall's, while not lighthearted by any stretch, seem to be more standard metal lyrics, full of BadassBoasts and the like.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While ''Facelift'' had all of the standard Alice in Chains elements firmly in place, it also had ''extremely'' prominent glam influences from their earlier days.

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** "God Am" has ''three'' potential meanings. Its obviously a pun on the word "goddamn", but it also refers to the well known name of God which is often translated as "I Am". It could also be construed as a way of emphasizing the idea of God being far beyond human understanding, using broken English like a small child might.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While ''Facelift'' had all of the standard Alice in Chains elements firmly in place, it also had ''extremely'' prominent glam influences from their earlier days. The lyrical content was way different too, slightly more standard to what you'd expect from a mainstream metal band at the time.



** "Love, Hate, Love" is absolutely about a serial killer however. The lyrics wouldn't be out of place in a Slayer song.



** Jerry's solo albums ''Boggy Depot'' and ''Degradation Trip'' are considered to be continuations of the Layne Staley era

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** Jerry's solo albums ''Boggy Depot'' and ''Degradation Trip'' are considered to be continuations of the Layne Staley eraera, "Degradation Trip'' specifically being one to ''Dirt''
10th Nov '17 4:07:54 PM Landmark520
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** At least the above example tries to make some sense. There's another hilariously bad radio edit where the aforementioned curse words are just edited in reverse instead of actual words. Staley's upward inflections in the words are also reversed [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle and it sounds very off]].
30th Aug '17 6:54:44 AM GrammarNavi
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Even after his death, Layne Staley remains a major inspiration for many artists today, with many singers such as Sully Erna of Music/{{Godsmack}} (the band claims that their name is not a reference to the AIC song[[note]]despite the fact they started off as an AiC cover band[[/note]] of the same name, but even if it's genuinely not, the connection is hard to avoid making), Aaron Lewis of Music/{{Staind}}, and Chester Bennington of Music/LinkinPark citing him as a major influence. In addition, Jerry Cantrell's second solo album, ''Degradation Trip'' and Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''Death Magnetic'' were both dedicated to him.

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Even after his death, Layne Staley remains a major inspiration for many artists today, with many singers such as Sully Erna of Music/{{Godsmack}} (the band claims that their name is not a reference to the AIC song[[note]]despite the fact they started off as an AiC [=AiC=] cover band[[/note]] of the same name, but even if it's genuinely not, the connection is hard to avoid making), Aaron Lewis of Music/{{Staind}}, and Chester Bennington of Music/LinkinPark citing him as a major influence. In addition, Jerry Cantrell's second solo album, ''Degradation Trip'' and Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''Death Magnetic'' were both dedicated to him.
23rd Jun '17 1:06:50 PM Yalsaris63
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* ReclusiveArtist: During his final years up until his death, Staley became very reclusive thanks to his deteriorating physical state due in part of his addiction, so much that he rarely left his apartment in the University District of Seattle. Just exactly the day before Staley's death, bandmate Mike Starr would stay with him until the two had an ugly argument that culminated in Staley telling Starr to GetOut and not come back nor should he even call 911 about his ailing health. Starr had no choice but to oblige Staley's offer and the former would later regret his decision only after learning about the latter's death.
23rd Jun '17 1:05:18 PM Yalsaris63
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* {{Hikikomori}}: During his final years up until his death, Staley became very reclusive thanks to his deteriorating physical state due in part of his addiction, so much that he rarely left his apartment in the University District of Seattle. Just exactly the day before Staley's death, bandmate Mike Starr would stay with him until the two had an ugly argument that culminated in Staley telling Starr to GetOut and not come back nor should he even call 911 about his ailing health. Starr had no choice but to oblige Staley's offer and the former would later regret his decision only after learning about the latter's death.


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* ReclusiveArtist: During his final years up until his death, Staley became very reclusive thanks to his deteriorating physical state due in part of his addiction, so much that he rarely left his apartment in the University District of Seattle. Just exactly the day before Staley's death, bandmate Mike Starr would stay with him until the two had an ugly argument that culminated in Staley telling Starr to GetOut and not come back nor should he even call 911 about his ailing health. Starr had no choice but to oblige Staley's offer and the former would later regret his decision only after learning about the latter's death.
23rd Jun '17 12:53:42 PM Yalsaris63
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* {{Hikikomori}}: During his final years up until his death, Staley became very reclusive thanks to his deteriorating physical state due in part of his addiction, so much that he rarely left his apartment in the University District of Seattle. During a couple of weeks before Staley's final days, bandmate Mike Starr would stay with him until the two had an ugly argument that culminated in Staley telling Starr to GetOut and not come back nor should he even call 911 about his ailing health. Starr had no choice but to oblige Staley's offer and the former would later regret his decision only after learning about the latter's death.

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* {{Hikikomori}}: During his final years up until his death, Staley became very reclusive thanks to his deteriorating physical state due in part of his addiction, so much that he rarely left his apartment in the University District of Seattle. During a couple of weeks Just exactly the day before Staley's final days, death, bandmate Mike Starr would stay with him until the two had an ugly argument that culminated in Staley telling Starr to GetOut and not come back nor should he even call 911 about his ailing health. Starr had no choice but to oblige Staley's offer and the former would later regret his decision only after learning about the latter's death.
23rd Jun '17 12:38:21 PM Yalsaris63
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* {{Hikikomori}}: During his final years up until his death, Staley became very reclusive thanks to his deteriorating physical state due in part of his addiction, so much that he rarely left his apartment in the University District of Seattle. During a couple of weeks before Staley's final days, bandmate Mike Starr would stay with him until the two had an ugly argument that culminated in Staley telling Starr to GetOut and not come back nor should he even call 911 about his ailing health. Starr had no choice but to oblige Staley's offer and the former would later regret his decision only after learning about the latter's death.
10th Sep '16 3:20:05 PM xXD347HXx
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** "Would?" is strangely upbeat and the chorus can sound really happy, but the lyrics are about the death of their friend Andrew Wood of fellow Seattle band Mother Love Bone. Although the upbeat feeling could also be interpreted as getting over the grief.
23rd Jul '16 7:46:20 AM ConCass
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* BigRockEnding: A particularly disturbing variety in "Head Creeps". Kinney's drum fills become chaotic, slowing down behind the guitar's dissonant squeals. "Hate to Feel" has a similar ending.
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