Anger Rising

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"Anger Rising"
Single by Jerry Cantrell
from the album Degradation Trip
Released April 2002
Format CD single
Recorded Fall 2001
Genre Grunge, alternative metal
Length 6:14
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Jerry Cantrell
Producer(s) Jerry Cantrell,
Jeff Tomei
Jerry Cantrell singles chronology
"Cut You In"
"Anger Rising"
"Angel Eyes"
Degradation Trip track listing
"Bargain Basement Howard Hughes"
"Anger Rising"
"Angel Eyes"

"Anger Rising" is a song by American hard rock musician Jerry Cantrell. It served as the lead single from his 2002 second album, Degradation Trip. Cantrell's fourth single overall, the track made its radio debut in April 2002 and reached #10 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

"Anger Rising" begins with a choir-like, non-lexical vocal harmony over acoustic guitar. This leads into heavy guitars with a steady beat and an aggressive, snarling chorus. Described by MTV's Joe D'Angelo as "a dysfunctional family portrait with a violent hue that revisits themes found in the Alice in Chains hit "Rooster,"[1] the song deals with domestic abuse and evokes imagery of life in a decrepit trailer park.[2]

Chris DeGarmo, formerly of Queensrÿche, makes a guest appearance playing slide guitar on "Anger Rising." DeGarmo had previously performed on tour with Cantrell in promotion of his 1998 album, Boggy Depot. He also recorded music with Mike Inez and Sean Kinney, bandmates of Cantrell, in Spys4Darwin.

Music video[edit]

A music video was made to accompany the single. It found considerable circulation on MTV2 and can be viewed on Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2.

Chart positions[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
2002 Mainstream Rock Tracks 10


  1. ^ D'Angelo, Joe Jerry Cantrell Missing Lost Friend, Moving On With Trip (July 2, 2002). Retrieved on 9-17-11.
  2. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon Jerry Cantrell Conjures Ghost Of Alice In Chains On New LP (March 20, 2002). Retrieved on 9-11-10.