Every now and then an alternative album comes along and reminds me of those years when I really started to love music and define myself by it. It was the early to mid 90s, grunge and alternative were everywhere and through bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam. Alice In Chains I discovered the Melvins, The Meat Puppets, Flipper, The Butthole Surfers, and so on. The Black Clouds’ Better Days is gritty, distorted, gravely rock and roll. Each track has its own nuance yet there is a cohesive sound to the album. Stand out track for me is Rid of Me.