Along with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains was the heaviest of Seattle’s grunge scene, and their music was simply the best of the genre. The opener, which is the haunting, stripped-down “We Die Young”, is surprisingly fast for grunge music, while remaining very heavy and showcasing the best of Jerry’s guitar work. “Man In The Box”, the second track, is a bouncy, slow song about a guy with a seriously bleak outlook. The rest of the album is typical Alice, with elements that composed Dirt, their next and best release. This is, in a nutshell, the foundation that made Dirt great. It you know Alice, get this one and you’ll love it. Otherwise, get Dirt.