By Johnny Firecloud at 8:09 PM Wednesday, September 16th 2009
It seems like we’ve been hearing about the new Alice in Chains album, Black Gives Way To Blue, for years now, but aside from two singles (A Looking In View and Check My Brain), we’ve had little to run with by way of determining whether replacement singer William DuVall fills Layne Staley’s vacant shoes with justice.
The album’s out on Sept. 29, but you can get a pretty good indication of what to expect with this new video sampler, which features snippets of each track on Black Gives Way To Blue.
I was fortunate enough to be on hand for the listening party in Los Angeles back in July to preview the entire album, after which the band performed a three-song acoustic set to a wildly enthusiastic crowd. This is one review I’m really looking forward to, so you won’t hear any snap judgements from this end, but we’re eager to hear what you think of the first impressions.