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Alice in Chains were a band who wrote music about drug addiction hence the name, rather than alice being in wonderland their name blatantly reffers to the misery of drug addiction.

Their beautiful and melodic music acts as a vehicle for them to express their emotions regarding esp. layne staley's 15 year struggle with multiple substance addiction, family breakdown and disfunction.

they portray this so well that people many people who listen to them are in danger of becoming depressed merely by listening.

In my opinion their work is as valuable as the most important literature and poetry of the 20th century.
My life is shit, I feel like I am treading water in a big black sea, and that I just dont have the energy or desire to keep swiming, I am pretty sure that soon I will find myself sinking with lungs full of water, impotently paralised and traveling down to what ever namless horrors live in the deep.

holy shit have you been listening to Alice in Chains again?
by wadstard February 21, 2012
Alice In Chains was one of the five big bands which originated in the seattle area during the 80s and the 90s and are in my opinion the best band in their genre any day
listen to :
1)down in a hole
3)got me wrong
4)rain when i die
5)no excuses
me:God is alice in chains the best ?
God:fo' shizzle ma bizzle
by vijeth March 04, 2006
An excellent Seattle Grunge band or whatever genre you put them into or choose to label...still they fucking rock...in a NUTSHELL
Dude this song fucking rocks....Alice in Chains make me jack off they rock so hard.
by BEEFY MCBEEF March 24, 2005
One of the greastest bands out there. Alice In Chains has to be the most underappreciated and unnoticed band during its time. With it's raw and intense vocals from frontman Layne Staley, and Jerry Cantrell's guitar riffs and songwriting, Sean Kinney on percussion and Mike Inez on bass. Layne Staley's vocals were so....great. His strange harmonies, the vibrato in his voice on the low, softness in the liteness, the soul in the dark heavyness, just makes his voice so unique and so versatile.The music created by them is so beautiful, and melancholy. Alice In Chains was more metal/alternative than grunge. Grung was created by Nirvana because they needed to promote themselves. What a joke. Pick up an Alice In Chains album. It will be the only band you'll think as being great, and you'll know what REAL music is like.Compare an Alice In Chains song to one of Nirvana's, and listen how Kurt Co-Bang sings in a whiny tone with no soul or emotion, and Layne Staley with his beautiful voice that you can fall asleep to. The only reason Kurt Co-Bang (cobain) wrote 'Smells like teen spirit' is because he didn't have a date to the prom. And the way he dressed? It was called 'grunge', but those were just clothes his mom picked out for him at the Goodwill. And he got first pick because she worked there.Alice In Chains kicks Nirvana's scrawny ass.
Alice In Chains > Nirvana
by Queen of the Rodeo April 25, 2008
Alice in Chains are an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and original vocalist Layne Staley. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released four studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.
Alice in Chains are the best band ever
by FredAstaire July 20, 2010
Alice in Chains are definitely in the top five bands to ever walk the earth. Although labeled as "grunge" (due to the fact that they came from Seattle), they had a sound more reminiscent of metal. The EP's they released between albums were composed of emotional acoustic ballads.
That over hyped two chord band Nirvana could never even dream of reaching the musical godliness of Alice in Chains.
by Goatboy187 January 16, 2009