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SG is back

It's real rock. Nobody sounds like this.


I listened to this whole album when it was streaming today and there is a lot here that will keep giving gifts with more listens. This band is a completely unique animal that always evolves and yet still shows their roots. I love the music on this album and am very impressed with the depth and complexity of these sonic arrangements. There are songs here that sound a bit like DOTU, some riffs recall Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, even some real echoes of earlier works, some real rockers, and some of those beautiful weird mutant alien works of art that are at once unusual, ethereal, progressive, and totally Soundgarden. I found something to love in every track and much of it had my mouth agape. Just awesome.

Soundgarden is back.

Its been a long while. too long. I've heard better but this is much better than a lot of what's out there. Give it up to Soundgarden, it's great to have them back!


Formed: 1984 in Seattle, WA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '10s

Soundgarden made a place for heavy metal in alternative rock. Their fellow Seattle rockers Green River may have spearheaded the grunge sound, but they relied on noise rock in the vein of the Stooges. Similarly, Jane's Addiction were too fascinated with prog rock and performance art to appeal to a wide array of metal fans. Soundgarden, however, developed directly out of the grandiose blues-rock of Led Zeppelin and the sludgy, slow riffs of Black Sabbath. Which isn't to say they were a straight-ahead...
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