I give it an 8 out of 10. There is about 8 songs that are really good with the other 3 being just okay.
Not bad for a band MIA for the last 14 years. The new singer Will Duvall fits in well with the band. I'm glad they decided to move forward after taking time off to deal with their personal lives/things.
I had seen Alice in Chains in 2006 at the Bufflochip Campgrounds in Sturgis SD during Bike week. Will was the lead singer then and i was blown away by his vocals. The new album is great but i agree with the 8 out of 10 rating maybe even a 7.