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Band
Alice In Chains
Title
Ranier Fog
Type
LP/EP
Company
BMG
YOR
2018
Style
Hard Rock
Band / Release Notes
Rainier Fog is the sixth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on August 24, 2018, through BMG, the band's first release on the label. The title was inspired by Mount Rainier, a volcano that overlooks the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, and the title track is a tribute to the Seattle music scene.
9/27/2018 - Review by: David Loveless
Still carries that classic AiC sound
'Rainier Fog' is now the third Alice In Chains album to feature William DuVall on guitar and vocals and it rocks just as hard as any of their earlier albums. One thing the rest of AiC (Jerry Cantrell--Guitar/Vocals, Sean Kinney--Drums, Mike Inez--Bass) have always been good at doing is writing quality music, and whether it's Layne Staley (RIP) or DuVall on Vocals, you can always expect the best from them. It's been five years since the release of 2013's 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' and it was well worth the wait. 'Rainier Fog' is packed full of the styles that we've come to love from AiC. Whether they are jamming an acoustical piece, a grunge tune, or slowing it down for some doom style metal, 'Rainier Fog' has it all. Songs such as "The One You Know", "Red Giant", "Drone", and "So Far Under" are rocking tunes that show why AiC is one of the most popular rock bands in the world. In my opinion, they age like fine wine and just get better and better. 'Rainier Fog' is my favorite DuVall-fronted AiC album and I recommend picking this up if you're a fan of their earlier works.



Recommended for fans of: Alice in Chains, Soundgarden
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
4.5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ALICE IN CHAINS
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Ranier Fog
2018
BMG
David Loveless9/27/2018
4

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