I never thought that Alice In Chains could come close to the stunning "Dirt" from 1992. But seventeen years they release an album that will never be the same type of classics, but musically is on the same level. Black Gives Way to Blue is a musical masterpiece signed Jerry Cantrell and his men, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Stone Sour and Rush) that has given them a fantastic sound. It is big, it's heavy and it's incredibly solid, like a steadfast rock wall in the Himalayas. But there is also room for sense and taste which makes it a fantastic experience if you like alternative metal, or if you want to call it grunge. The only thing that you could have ideas about is that the new singer William DuVall "sounds incredibly like ex front man Layne Staley. But on the other hand, Alice In Chains would not be Alice In Chains without this type of singer, so I that think it is totally correct to select a perfect copy. Could continue to hype this great album for a long time, but the it’s better that you check this "modern" classics on your own. One of the best albums of 2009!