- Psychotic Break
- Bargain Basement Howard Hughes
- Angel Eyes
- Mother's Spinning in Her Grave (Glass Dick Jones)
- Pro False Idol
- Feel the Void
- Locked On
I had listened to Degradation Trip backwards and forwards many times before 1 & 2 came out and I was eagerly anticipating hearing Jerry's complete vision for the album. I bought it 12-10 it is now 12-11 (as of review) and I have already listened to it through, at least 3 times and it is on as I'm writing. I was amazed at how much more complete the album is now without thinking there was anything missing with the first 14 tracks released this past summer. This is in my opinion a masterpiece that will no doubt not get the play or critical acclaim it deserves. In this world of Nu metal ramblings , pop-waste-music and re-hashed songs, it is so gratifying to see one of my all time favorite musicians pouring his heart into an album, staying true to himself and then having an amazing result put on a modern classic double album. Each song distinguishes itself from the next however they all tie together and take you on an amazing journey. I am truly, truly a Jerry fan and love his work. I hope he has the means to keep making music and I hope he gets the support he deserves, he certainly has never let me down musically. I saw him opening at a concert in Cincinnati this summer, he deserved the headline, Nickleback headlined, I left after Jerry, it could have only been a major let down to stay. J.C. seems like a man with integrity and musically he is an original. This album is incredible, listen to it with undivided attention and let it grab you.
This is a masterpiece. Sit back, open your mind and listen. It is a real amazing journey into the evolving process of a soul. Musically enthralling. Truly exceptional.
These CD's show me what Jerry Cantrell is capable of, and what Alice in Chains could have been. As it is, this is a flawed, yet glorious album. This album suffers, unfairly, but absolutly, from comparisons to the past. It is unfair to compare Jerry Cantrell's singing to one of the greatest voices in rock history, but because this music sounds so much like what you would have expected AIC to become, it is hard not to imagine Layne singing some of these songs, and that hurts this music, because Jerry is not Layne, nor is it fair to expect him to be. Songs like "Spiderbite" and "Thanks Anyway" are standout songs, my two favorite on the album, which makes them suffer even more from the comparisons. In the end though, this is a terrific collection of great rock music, of the twenty five songs, I'd say only five are throw away's, and it is incredible to me that he could acomplish that, because, while his voice is definately good, it is not a frontman's voice, it is perfect for what he was doing with AIC, which was the best and most crucial backing singer I have ever heard in a band, and ocasional lead on songs that fit his dry, smooth delivery, good examples being "Heaven beside you" and "Over now", and off this album, the terrific closer, "31/32".