Heavy Meatal/"Grunge" band circa 1987-late '90s. Formed by vocalist Layne Staley, guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Michael Starr, and drummer Sean Kinney. Recorded debut album, 'Facelift' in 1990 after releasing the 'We Die Young' EP. Then releases the 'Sap' EP in 1991. In 1992, they peaked with their classic 'Dirt'. After 'Dirt' Michael Starr was replaced with Ozzy Osbourne bassist Mike Inez. Recorded the best-selling EP of all time, 'Jar of Flies' in 1993, the stoped touring for three years because of Staley's serious heroine problem. The recorded their self-titled album in 1995, then finished off with an Unplugged album in 1996. In April of 2002, when the band wasn't really doing anything together, Layne Staley was found dead in his house of an apparent overdose of heroine and cocaine.
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A grunge band that first came in 1990 with the release of their album "Facelift". Other albums/EPs include "Sap", "Jar of Flies", "Dirt", and "Alice in Chains".

Alice in Chains was the darkest and best band of the grunge era. They were most recognized for their album "Dirt", in which Layne Staley, the lead singer, used heroin as his main inspiration.

The band would break up in '95, and Layne would die from a heroin overdoze in 2002.
Narcotic-inspired music is always great.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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