Alice In Chains latest effort "Hollow". While it's not horrible, it's certainly not much of a departure. I thought they had another singer but as usual, all I can hear is Jerry Cantrell hogging the vocal line. It's just....featureless. Lacking in high and low points.
The unfortunate thing that happens in so many bands is when you have one member who is the creative force, they tend to take over completely. I call it Lenny Kravitz syndrome; here's a guy who writes and plays everything himself and he's very talented - to a point. However, not allowing the ideas of others or letting your songs be shaped by the jamming process severely limits what you can produce. Sometimes you need new eyes and ears to keep it fresh.