Music Review: Alice In Chains – Alice In Chains (self titled 1995 release)

The End of an Era

In the last review, we went slightly off the chronological track and peered into the 2 Acoustic releases. It’s now 1995, and Alice In Chains is at its peak, with Grunge all but dead by this point. With Nirvana having disbanded only a year earlier, Alice In Chains isn’t facing too much competition. Today we delve into the Self Titled album and take a look at the amazing piece of work that brought a tragic end to an era of music, the likes of which the world will never see again.

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Music Review: Alice In Chains – Sap (1992)+ Jar of Flies (1994) (Double EP review)

The Botched and the Beautiful

Last time it was 1992 and Alice in Chains had just released their overwhelmingly successful album Dirt. We saw them stray away from the Grunge label into new musical territory. In this review we look at their 2 Acoustic EP’s, released between Facelift and Dirt

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Music Review: Alice In Chains – Dirt (1992)

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The creation of a timeless masterpiece 

In my last review we talked about Alice In Chains’ debut album, Facelift and the early days of the Grunge genre. In this review we will take a look at the expertly crafted follow up, and gaze upon what is quite possibly one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

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Music Review: Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)

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The birth of legends

It’s 1990, and the music world is in the midst of a metal domination, with such acts as Slayer, Metallica, Cannibal Corpse and Sepultura playing for sold out shows across the countries of the world and blasting through the speakers of a younger generation of kids and adults. But as with the turning of the decade new things surface, and the 90’s emerging trend is a new genre of music known as Grunge. Combining elements of both Pop and Rock, Grunge had all the elements to appeal to a younger generation of listeners. The birthplace of the genre is commonly considered to be in Seattle, Washington, with up and coming bands like, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney. Alice in Chains is another such band to pop up from Seattle with a grunge sound, but with a major difference, whilst most of the other Grunge bands had Rock or Punk influences, Alice in Chains had an unmistakably metal sound to it. Appearing on the scene with their debut full length album Facelift in 1991; opening our ears and minds to this strange new style for many years to come. Continue reading “Music Review: Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)”

Introducing Frank Mayher!

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AKA The boring Australian man

Hi guys, Jon was nice enough to extend an invitation for me to write some stuff here.

My name is Frank, I am from Australia and am 20 years old. I am most passionate about music, from when I get up until the moment I fall asleep I am listening to it. I only really listen to one genre though (metal). I’m hoping to write music reviews for you guys, just to give you an introduction into my small world of interests.

Here are some of my favourite albums:

Other hobbies I enjoy:

  • Video games
  • Anime
  • Model painting

I hope you guys enjoy some of my reviews!