Rocksmith 2014 DLC 11/12 – Alice in Chains 5 Pack

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Today’s Rocksmith 2014 DLC is a 5 pack from Seattle based Grunge band Alice in Chains! A well rounded pack with songs from albums such as Dirt, Facelift, Black Gives Way To Blue, and their latest release The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Alice in Chains Song Pack – $11.99 / Steam

Pros: Man In The Box is uncensored, the tones are awesome, and nothing is too difficult

Cons: No Rooster, No Down In A Hole, No <Insert Song>, Oh and I’ve been told the DLC is delayed till next week for our Sony Entertainment Network friends…

Which songs are you picking up? Grabbing the whole pack? Let us know!

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Jayson Kuti
Jayson Kuti
November 18, 2013 1:37 am

I cant wait for them to release this on ps3!!!

john
November 13, 2013 1:53 pm

Love AIC! Wish we had some Jar of Flies stuff. Also wish we had Down in a Hole.

maciej
maciej
November 13, 2013 1:37 pm

Will steam make some christmas sale on the songs? paying 9e for 3 songs is painfull :/

Jameson
Jameson
November 12, 2013 11:10 pm

Well I guess I am one of the few that has been highly disappointed by this week’s DLC. I did read a few posts where people said they aren’t fans, but I freaking hate this band. I change the radio station everytime one of their songs come on. It isn’t for lack of trying, one my good friends is obsessed with this band. Just not my cup of tea, so I won’t be getting any of these songs unless they stop releasing DLC and I get bored playing other songs.

When can we have some Sublime??? The entire 40 oz to freedom album is great and full of great leads and riffs.

Other bands they should add (in no particular order): Phish, Rage against the machine, Tool, A Perfect Circle, more Red Hot Chili Peppers, more Gary Clark Jr, jimi Hendrix, led zeppelin, widespread panic, the doors, zz top, govt mule, grateful dead, the eagles, the killers, more incubus, and my morning jacket.

Yea my selections my be skewed a little towards “jam bands.” But that’s what I am enjoying listening to the most these days so they were all fresher on the mind.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
November 14, 2013 8:39 am
Reply to  Jameson

No Tool, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin (lol) and The Eagles…

You know, you used up 5 lines of text to say “I don’t like AiC” Is that some sort of record?

Alex
Alex
November 12, 2013 7:59 pm

Now it’s time for some Soundgarden !

Sasquatch
Sasquatch
November 13, 2013 4:06 am
Reply to  Alex

Hear, hear!
And while they are at it: a Nirvana, a Faith no More and an Audioslave pack as well.

dave
dave
November 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Time for some Soundgarden 😆

Victor Von
Victor Von
November 12, 2013 6:58 pm

Downloading this now. Psyched. I’ll be chugging some downstrokes like I am Mike Inez

One thing though, ps3’s online is called PSN now. They changed the name about a month or two ago.

Victor Von
Victor Von
November 12, 2013 9:42 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Very weird.

Jed
Jed
November 12, 2013 4:07 pm

Is this the first time a song with expletives has gone uncensored in Rocksmith?

Victor Von
Victor Von
November 12, 2013 7:38 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Are they all clean now? I got a clean version of Jeremy from the Pearl Jam pack on Steam. I didn’t pay enough attention to Dammit, don’t know the song lyrics well.

Lawrencein
Lawrencein
November 13, 2013 2:49 am
Reply to  Elliott

“Mind Eraser, No Chaser” is also uncensored.

ROCKWARRIOR86
November 12, 2013 4:02 pm

knew it! so excited for them bones

Jay O
Jay O
November 12, 2013 3:35 pm

I think its a very nice collection, but a second pack would be awesome!

Totaly OT:

Anyone who knows Anything new about the EU export issue?

Jake
Jake
November 12, 2013 2:36 pm

What do I have to do to get down in a hole in a music game? They could’ve chosen 5 songs just from Dirt alone. Oh and is this dlc gonna be delayed a week on the PSN?

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
November 12, 2013 11:29 am

I have never been a huge AIC fan, but after listening to these tracks I am pretty stoked to play some of those riffs and leads. I guess I never noticed how hard they were rocking. Also, I am doubly impressed at how much the new singer sounds like the old one.

Dyseman
Dyseman
November 12, 2013 10:34 am

3rd week of stuff just to heavy for me. Maybe the 19th will hold something for me.

Dude
Dude
November 12, 2013 10:00 am

I’ll be grabbing the whole pack -- and whatever other AIC they can throw at us down the road too!

armin1021
armin1021
November 12, 2013 8:40 am

It would be cool if we got a mad season track

armin1021
armin1021
November 12, 2013 8:38 am

Cool I’ll get the whole pack. Definitely need a second aic pack.

Marvin
Marvin
November 12, 2013 7:28 am

I hope they release a second AiC DLC in a few months. I miss songs like Rooster, Down in a Hole or Nutshell in this one. Hollow and Check my Brain are certainly good songs, but I think many AiC fans prefer their older songs with Layne (no offense Jerry 😉 ). From their newer stuff I would have liked to play Black gives way to blue and Your Decision.

P
P
November 12, 2013 7:00 am

Exactly my opinion nullPointer,
would have loved to see some songs from the ‘Jar of Flies’ EP (Rotten Apple, Nutshell, Whale & Wasp,…) which have brought a greater variety to the game.

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 12, 2013 1:21 pm
Reply to  P

Totally seconded on that. People tend to think of AiC as purely a hard hitting rock band, while forgetting about those fantastic mellower “kinda-sorta-acoustic” EPs. I would have loved to see some Jar of flies material in-game.

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 12, 2013 1:09 am

First pack for 2014 that I won’t be picking up the entire set, but to be fair I’m not a huge fan of the newer incarnation of AiC. In order of preference:

Them Bones: One of my favorite AiC tracks, and probably one of their heaviest songs. I remember buying this album in high school, with this song being the first song on that album. My 16 year old mind was blown. Edgy, Dark and Angry. Love it!

Man in The Box: Feel the power of Wah!

Would?: It’s unquestionably good, but this song became so associated with the “90s Seattle sound and scene”, that I’m still a little burnt out on it. (Thanks a lot Cameron Crowe!). I’ll probably still be getting it. 😉

Hollow: Kinda cool I guess. Will probably skip it.

Check My Brain: With all due respect to the new vocalist here, the way they mixed his voice on this song sounds like a synthetic version of Layne. The instrumentals in the verse are cool, but the chorus is just very commercial sounding (not bad in and of itself, but not very “Alice in Chains”). I’ll pass.

Mateo
Mateo
November 12, 2013 8:45 am
Reply to  nullPointer

not wah, TALK BOX!!

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 12, 2013 10:04 am
Reply to  Mateo

I was definitely wondering that too. I actually had to go check out the isolated guitar track. It’s somewhat harder to hear in the mix since that talk box is sooo thick, and the guitar basically doubles that, but you can really hear it with the isolated track. Check this out:
Man in the Box (Jerry Cantrell only)

Mateo
Mateo
November 12, 2013 1:38 pm
Reply to  nullPointer

wow, that track is awesome, thanks!

Jayson Kuti
Jayson Kuti
November 13, 2013 12:54 pm
Reply to  nullPointer

I don’t get your Cameron Crowe reference

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 14, 2013 2:18 pm
Reply to  Jayson Kuti

So there was this movie that Cameron Crowe made in the 90’s called Singles. It was ostensibly a romantic comedy (and yet was oddly lacking in much of either). It was basically the result of Hollywood wanting their slice of the pie from the burgeoning Seattle music scene at the time. Any hoo, the soundtrack featured several “grunge” bands including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and for the purposes of this discussion AiC playing Would?. It’s a great track but as a result of the film being successful, MTV and every applicable radio station was spamming the crap out of that song (along with anything else that even loosely fit the mold of Grunge). Any hoo, I blame Cameron Crowe for making that crappy movie and ruining Would? for me. OTOH he turned me into a bigger Elton John fan vis-a-vis the “Tiny Dancer scene” in Almost Famous, so he’s forgiven … I guess. 😐

mrMuddle
mrMuddle
November 14, 2013 1:04 am
Reply to  nullPointer

FYI, Jerry Cantrell does lead vocals a whole lot more than you think. Most of Would?(the verses in particular) is actually Jerry Cantrell singing NOT Layne Staley. Check my Brain is of similar ilk. Most AiC stuff over the years has this dynamic. Most songs are duets to a large extent

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Reply to  mrMuddle

Wow, I never knew that! I guess I should pay attention a bit more to liner notes and that sort of thing. Thanks for the info!

mrMuddle
mrMuddle
November 14, 2013 8:13 pm
Reply to  nullPointer

Best place to see it is the “heaven beside you” clip. Its one of the few clips you see Cantrell openly singing. He sings the whole song on this one BTW and the voice is pretty clear.