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Album: Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

May 27th, 2013

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Alice In Chains
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
EMI
27 May 2013

by Raziq Rauf

I’ve spent a few days listening to The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here on and off and find myself struggling to say anything about if of any real worth other than, “It’s just not as good as Black Gives Way To Blue.” I mean… what more, as the reader and potential purchaser of the album, do you really need?

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Live: Alice In Chains @ London Kentish Town HMV Forum – Tuesday, 17 November 2009

November 18th, 2009

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All I’d been thinking about since Bonfire Night was seeing Alice In Chains live in London. They’re the grunge band for metallers. They’re the band with some of the most tortured lyrics in the history of rock n’ roll. Even without Layne Staley’s genius, they are Alice In Chains. This is one of my favourite bands of all time. I could not wait.

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Album: Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue

September 9th, 2009

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Alice In Chains
Black Gives Way To Blue
EMI
28 September 2009

by Raziq Rauf

This is only the fourth studio album from seminal grungers, Alice In Chains. For a band held in such high esteem, you’d expect this to be somewhere closer to double figures but no. Instead, it nods toward the unfinished business following lead singer, Layne Staley’s tragic death in 2002, over seven years after their last album. This is business that the Seattle-based troupe is clearly keen to persevere with.

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