In addition to the dark subject matter, their music also featured gritty vocals courtesy of frontman Layne Staley, amazing guitar riffs by virtuoso Jerry Cantrell, and slick drum work by Sean Kinney. Their bassist, Mike Inez, however was horrible beyond words.
Past albums include "Jar of Flies", their magnum opus "Dirt", and the self-titled "Alice in Chains".
The band unfortunately broke up due to internal strife and the unfortunate death of Layne Staley in April of 2002. The world would've been a much better place had there been at least one more AiC record to listen to...
A compilation album is available for anyone wishing to get acquainted with this influential band.