How well do you know Alice in Chains?
Have you traveled down the ’90s rock rabbit hole and don’t know if you can be saved? If so, we see your heart and decorated a quiz just for you!
If you were a grunge fan in the ’90s, this is the quiz for you. This quiz tests you on your knowledge of Alice in Chains. It has some questions specifying how well you know the band’s guitarist, singer, and primary songwriter, Jerry Cantrell, as well as legendary lead vocalist Layne Staley (rest in peace). For your mind to rest peacefully after taking this quiz, you’ll also need to know Alice in Chains’ discography by heart as well as the band’s immense influence on the rock scene.
If you’d like to fly by the seat of your holed pants fly, unlike Layne Staley when he morosely crooned the Alice in Chains song we’re referencing, your wings won’t be denied!
Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains is a band whose rocking recipe consists of blending grunge, alternative, metal, and southern rock ingredients for a dark, heavy finish. The band's haunting harmonies highlighted by lead singer Layne Staley or William Duvall soak in notes of skilled sadness. The lyrics are sung over guitarist, co-singer, and primary songwriter Jerry Cantrell's gloomy, perhaps apocalyptic guitar riffs. Mike Inez's bassline and drummer Sean Kinney's crash and feel-heavy style comprise an appropriately gloomy groove section.
Much like an overly dark/heavy beer, this concoction of chaotic composition doesn't seem like it'd appeal to the masses. However, Alice in Chains enjoys immense success that continues to this day. The band has sold over 30 million records and helped define the grunge sound pivotal to modern rock music. They also headlined one of the most popular MTV Unplugged episodes, which is evidenced by a platinum album from the performance and over 60 million YouTube views for the set.
Sometimes, major success invites major tragedies. Staley was found dead from a drug overdose in 2002. The band persevered on and still records successful music, and they even recently opened for Guns n Roses' Not in This Lifetime reunion tour.