Review by Saxy S for Alice in Chains - Dirt (1992) Review by Saxy S for Alice in Chains - Dirt (1992)

Saxy S Saxy S / December 14, 2018 / 0

This was the album that introduced me to heavy metal as a genre. I love how different it sounds from anything else in the grunge era. I love how Layne's vocals are a cut above anyone else, with the exception of Chris Cornell. I really dig the dual vocal harmonies that became a staple of AiC's music, even after they continued on without Staley. I enjoy the crunch of the guitars, but also how they compliment it with some truly gorgeous softer moments, such as on "Rooster" and "Down in a Hole". This really is an epic project and not a bad place to start your metal journey!

Comments (1)

Daniel Daniel / November 15, 2019

I completely agree with everything you said above. In fact, Chris Cornell is my all-time favourite vocalist with Layne being a very close second. “Dirt” was the best thing to come out of the grunge movement in my opinion. Those ultra-heavy Sabbath dirges matched with the sublime vocal harmonies just kill me.