Alice In Chains "Hollow" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:36:18
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From the immediate grating feedback of "Hollow", it's clear that Alice In Chains have once again returned. This time, they're somehow heavier and hypnotic than ever before, and that says a lot following up 2009's triumphant Black Gives Way to Blue.
The single from the band's forthcoming fifth studio album teeters from doom-laden riffage to elegantly haunting vocals. In essence, it's classic Alice In Chains, perfectly moderating a blissfully brutal chorus with warped psychedelic tones. The rapture of Mike Inez's brooding bass and Sean Kinney's instantly recognizable drumming quickly slips into a gorgeous and grimy dual harmony from William DuVall and Jerry Cantrell. The words "Hollow as a mountain crowned with a cold, blue sky" resound with immortal heft.
In between the staggering riffage, Cantrell exorcises a swirling lead from his guitar, rising to the eye of the storm.
"Hollow" is dark, definitive, and divine. It's Alice In Chains at their best.
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