Alice In Chains stood out among their grunge brothers, as they made rock/punk, Alice In Chains made straight out classic hard rock. Mixed in, a bit of Grunge. Just enough to modernize and originalize Hard rock, in a way. Even though this album doesn't include the hit Man In The Box which is actually on the album before it, 'Facelift', it has many (almost all) of their other hits. The album clearly proves ALC to go dark and ugly when things look different, and clearly shine their hatred onto the world. This album has ALC at the peak of their careers, and with it pressure, as with every band. Included in the album is 'Down In The Hole', a more personal song than the others like 'Dam That River', or 'Them Bones'. But ALC real hard-core power and rage and brilliance all show up in the finalle of the album, 'Would?', a masterpiece on it's own. This album is for all heavy metal fans and grunge fans alike, must-own.