Metal Wani have up the first review of Alice In Chains’ new album Rainier Fog. The album is set for release later this month. The review states:
A stagnant, sludge pace coupled with a hint of the progressive, “Drone” sets the dooming tone and doesn’t let up for a second. If a rather tepid number among the track list overall, its unique presence will undoubtedly see it become an album favourite among fans of this particular brand. Though, the true album standout lies just ahead under the title “Never Fade”.
Lyrically, DuVall strikes gold with “Never Fade”, and his vocal delivery lives up to the task of portraying them. Musically, the verses retain the inimitable sneering quality Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez have been renowned for since their inception, cementing them as the architects of the style.
The review concludes:
Whether it was the magic within those four walls or the inspiration drawn from being back in their home town, this is a record with a lot of life in it. Feeling like it could have easily been the direct follow up to the bands ‘Black Give Way To Blue’, ‘Rainier Fog’ is a real, raw and rueful work that only Alice In Chains could produce.
The Seattle Mariners have announced that they will be hosting an Alice in Chains night on Aug. 20 during their game against the current World Series Champions, the Houston Astros.
Billboard reports that Seattle natives Alice In Chains, known for hits like “Man in a Box,’ and “Them Bones,” will be celebrating the release of their new record, Rainer Fog, due out on Aug. 24 via BMG. Fans who buy tickets here with the code “ALICE” will receive an Alice in Chains t-shirt, a Rainer Fog CD, and be invited to a listening party for the album.