Saturday, August 22, 2015
Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue
Such an opening is hard to sustain, and they don't quite manage it. There isn't much wrong with heavy riffing tracks like Last of My Kind, A Looking In View and Acid Bubble. Elsewhere they trot out a few moody ballads such as Your Decision, When The Sun Rose Again and the title track. Again, nothing wrong with these but they aren't especially distinctive. Later tracks Lesson Learned and Take Her Out growl along very agreeably over heavy guitars. But overall, for those who badly missed Alice In Chains in 2009, this album recreated their sound perfectly.