Actually now listening to Alice in Chains, completely forgotten in my head how they were the band known for mixing heavy riffs and acoustic tones seemingly seamlessly
They were always in my periphery because our radio stations overplayed Nirvana, STP, and Soundgarden. In my head it was those three, and it's only now that I realize I was wrong.
But heck, I was listening to them hundreds of miles away from where I could have any understanding of the Seattle grunge scene. All we knew came from the radio