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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Looking In View, 30 Jun 2009
Alice In Chains first Studio Album single in 14 years has just been released, and their first single overall in 10 years. I was so psyched about it that the first thing i did this morning was download it, and yes like everyone else I was sceptical at first about William DuVall being the new singer and yes I was originally against the band name not being changed, but as it grows closer to the album release the less I care about the name and the more psyched I am about a new AIC album, and this new single 'A Looking In View' has pretty much cemented that down in my brain, the song is awesome, Jerry & Will's vocal harmonies are very reminiscant to that of Layne & Jerry, yet they have their own slight twist which adds to the modern rock sound, the only way to understand what I mean is to buy and listen to the song, oh that's another thing it is still Grunge, but unlike most of AIC's stuff that's not the main genre, this time round the song is billed first as Alternative Metal, that may possibly be due to the Grunge scene having died out, but the song is different, perhaps so AIC can still fit in with the modern rock sound, but don't worry it still has some key AIC features, they're just perhaps a little more subtle than previous releases, again the only way you will fully understand what I mean is to purchase and listen to the song yourself. Overall the song is not a disappointment and all true/real AIC fans will like it, the only thing it does lack is a signature Cantrell guitar solo, however like their song 'Died' it does very well without one and arguably doesn't need one as this song is more about the heavy guitar riffs and vocal harmonies. Alice In Chains with this song alone have proven that they are not just a part of music history and are very much still alive and still making good music and if this new single is anything to go by then the new album will blow you away.