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