Lately, a considerable portion of Alice in Chains’ fans have remained skeptical about the band continuing onward without the late, great Layne Staley.
But if there was ever a time to leave the past in the past, that time is now. And “Stone” is one of the main reasons why.
The successor to the chart-topping hit, “Hollow,” “Stone” kicks off with a thundering bass line before segueing into one slimy three-ton behemoth of a guitar riff.
The beauty of the song is that while it does evoke fond memories of “Dirt” and “Facelift,” it stands as its own unique piece of Alice in Chains material. The band’s trademark mucky guitars are complimented with a crisp, modern sound that packs an unbelievable punch.
If “Stone” does not get your blood boiling for Chains’ upcoming album “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” there is a strong chance you may not have a pulse.
Alice in Chains- “Stone:” 5/5