Earlier this month I reported about Alice In Chains' new album, Black Gives Way To Blue. Well, as of today you can now hear the first track from the album, "A Looking in View," and even download it for free by heading to AliceInChains.com and filling out the form that comes up when you first visit the site. For those of you who don't feel like signing up for newsletters, you can hear the track via the website itself by skipping the form.
After listening to the seven minute track a few times, I can say that I'm pretty excited to hear more. At first it sounds much heavier than the band's last work from over thirteen years ago, when their self-titled album released. And, I'm pretty everyone wanted to hear how new material sounds with William DuVall on vocals instead of the late Layne Staley. Thankfully, more so in part to Jerry Cantrell's backing vocals, "A Looking in View" sounds like the Alice In Chains I remember, and that can only be a good thing.
Update: Turns out the new track is also available on the band's MySpace