This is Jerry Cantrell's 2nd album and saying that you can see that he really matured as a solo artist compared to his debut.
This sounds more like Alice in Chains which shows that Cantrell was and is the true driving force behind Alice in Chains.
You get the same odd time signatures you got from AIC in this amazing album.
Cantrell locked himself in his house for 3-4 months never going outside, ordered out for food, barely bathed, and went insane. You can hear his insanity come out in the music and his lyrics.
This is an amazing album in my mind. It shows that Cantrell is an even more important piece of Alice In Chains then Layne was (sorry to say that). Layne was great and had a powerfull voice and was an essential piece to AIC, but Jerry Cantrell is THE driving force behind AIC. This album shows that even with out AIC behind him he can still kick major ***. Check it out. It shows how much of a great musician Cantrell really is.
Jerry Cantrell - vocals, guitar,
Robert Trujillo - bass guitar
Mike Bordin - drums