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Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here Album Cover Will Have You Seeing Red

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Sign of the digital times: it looks like Alice in Chains spent all of ten seconds on the cover for their new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. I guess when 99% of your audience is only going to see the cover as a little image on their computer and/or mp3 player, it doesn’t exactly need to be a staggering work of art.

Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

The most interesting things about this cover are —

  • That the dinoskull’s shadow is a slightly different shade of red from the rest of it, and that’s only interesting because at first I thought my were playing tricks on me and I had to kinda squint to confirm that I was right. Which actually makes me wonder if it’s not a mistake — maybe whatever intern made this either didn’t know how to Photoshop the shadow out or make it match the rest, or maybe they just didn’t care.
  • That it has a not dissimilar layout as the band’s last album, Black Gives Way to Blue, which makes me wonder if every AiC album of the William DuVall era is going to have this layout but be in a different color. Kinda like what Chimaira have done with their CDs.

Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue Large

The Devil Put Dinosaurs here comes out May 14, and despite its lackluster album art, I’m pretty confident it’s going to rock. Check out the first single, “Hollow,” here.

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