|Single by Jerry Cantrell|
|from the album Degradation Trip|
|Genre||Grunge, alternative metal|
|Jerry Cantrell singles chronology|
"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," the song deals with domestic abuse and evokes imagery of life in a decrepit trailer park.
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.
Billboard (North America)
|2002||Mainstream Rock Tracks||10|
- D'Angelo, Joe Jerry Cantrell Missing Lost Friend, Moving On With Trip MTV.com (July 2, 2002). Retrieved on 9-17-11.
- Wiederhorn, Jon Jerry Cantrell Conjures Ghost Of Alice In Chains On New LP MTV.com (March 20, 2002). Retrieved on 9-11-10.
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