Music Review

Boggy Depot (1998)


Details Lead Performance: Jerry Cantrell; Genre: Rock

With Alice in Chains on hiatus — due to...well, who knows why — the band's dirty-riffin' guitarist releases a solo CD that could almost pass as a sludge-rock sequel to 1995's Alice in Chains. The album opens promisingly enough with the head-thumpin' ''Dickeye'' and swagglin' ''Cut You In.'' But Boggy Depot soon gets bogged down in a stew of meandering retro-grunge, and you find yourself yearning for Layne Staley's creepy tenor wailings over Cantrell's broody noodlings. C+

Originally posted Apr 24, 1998 Published in issue #428 Apr 24, 1998 Order article reprints

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