Top Ten Reasons Why Alice in Chains is Better Than Evanescence

The Top Ten

1 Alice In Chains talks about many issues like loneliness, depression, death, war, addiction, and relationships while all Evanescence talks about is teen angst.

Another factually incorrect entry, but I bet if I debunked your claim, you'd still find a reason to whine. - DCfnaf

Not all of their songs are about teen angst try doing research next time... - SomePersonYouHate

Lmao this is so untrue on so many levels - wrests

Not true at all.

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2 Layne Staley as a vocalist with Jerry Cantrell on backing vocals is better then Amy Lee, because they have more variety and their voices sound better.

Exactly, Amy lee is nothing in comparison...Her band is so overrated...God.. - Ananya

I agree. I don't hate Evanescence so to speak, but Amy Lee's voice, while objectivity good, was always too over the top emotional for me. If you want a fantastic female fronted band, try Leaves' Eyes.

And of course I love Alice in Chains. Very close to being in my top ten bands. - IronSabbathPriest

I would say "don't base your opinion on the metal fanbase based on this site", but I'd know it wouldn't be true. At least half of today's metal fans don't have any respect for artists outside metal. Not trying to make myself seem like the perfect metal fan because I used to be ignorant too. - IronSabbathPriest

I disagree.

3 Evanescence has annoying fans that praise their few overrated songs, while Alice In Chains fans know more of their material which has more variety.

My brother used to play Evanescence non stop so I'll admit I'm slightly biased as to not liking them. But it's the reason I never listen to them. - IronSabbathPriest

4 Alice In Chains sounds good live, Evanescence does not.

Have you heard Evanescence live? They're kick ass live!

5 Dirt and Jar of Flies are some of the best releases of all time, where all of Evanescence releases are bad.

You haven't listened to a single album to judge them have you? I bet you only listened to Bring Me to Life then automatically jumped on the edgy hate bandwagon. - SomePersonYouHate

This is proof that you only made this list to hate on Evanescence. You don’t have to like them, but you don’t have to sit here and complain about them (especially since they’re obscure now) when you could just listen to bands you like (the FEW bands you like). - DCfnaf

Not really.

6 Alice In Chains has made many genres like alternative metal, glam metal, sludge metal, hard rock, indie, grunge and metal, where all of Evanescence has made is pop rock.

Evanescence is a very varied band... - SomePersonYouHate

If you go through everything in their discography (including demos), they are fairly diverse.
They did Nu Metal, Alt Rock, Slowcore, Ambient, Symphonic Rock, Neoclassical Darkwave, Grunge, Piano Rock, Electronic Rock, and some other genres I probably missed (most of these are evident in their many demos).
So, why yes, all they've made is Pop Rock... - wrests

No they have electronic elements to and gothic rock aesthetics they're varied.

Evanescence isn’t pop rock.

As for variety, they’ve done Nu-Metal ("Bring Me to Life"), Alternative Rock (Most of The Open Door), Piano Rock ("My Immortal", "Lost in Paradise"), Neoclassical Darkwave (Synthesis), Symphonic Rock (Synthesis, Fallen), Piano Ballads ("Hello", "Good Enough"), Orchestra ("Lacrymosa", "Your Star", Amy with "Speak to Me"), etc. Also, the band uses electric guitars, pianos, violins, an entire orchestra, harp, and choirs within their discography.

Do I even need to continue criticizing this godawful list? - DCfnaf

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7 Alice In Chains have more releases.

Have you never heard of the term "Quality over quantity"? The more releases an artist has, the more likely it is that they rushed some of them out. I'd prefer 1 good release every few years over several filler-filled releases in 1 year (looking at you, Future). - Zach808

By that logic, Blood on the Dance Floor must be musical gods because they have a lot of releases. - wrests

That doesn't make them better just because they have more albums... - SomePersonYouHate

So? Evanescence will release more

8 Evanescence is mainly known for memes, while Alice In Chains is known for the members personalities and many records.

They're actually known for their experimentation and Amy Lee's vocals not memes. - SomePersonYouHate

Have you heard any of their songs beside Bring Me to Life?

...what? So are Evanescence, more so than AiC actually

9 Alice In Chains has kept more members and stayed together longer and still made music, while Evanescence hasn't.

Evanescence is still together and making albums so is AIC this reason screams rubbish. - SomePersonYouHate

They’re more consistent.

This list screams elitism, and this entry proves that you don’t know what you’re talking about. - DCfnaf

They're still together.

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10 Alice in Chains were more influential

That's true

They were.

That's not a reason. 'Influential' and 'good' are totally different things.

The Contenders

11 Alice In Chains songs do not contain profanities

What a stupid reason. - wrests

Actually they do Man in the Box has the word s*** used twice. But even then this reason is pathetic. - SomePersonYouHate

12 Alice In Chains has a better bassist.

They do!

Finally an unbiased reason

Eh that's debateable.

13 Alice in Chains has had 6 members, total, in 30 years... Evanescence has switched out 6 members in 22 years

Alice in Chains is a 4 musician band, and if not for 2 drug overdoses, would likely retain all their original members. Evanescence is a 5 musician band, much higher turnover. - Ned964

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