Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, December 17, 2012

SOUNDGARDEN / King Animal [2012]

It wasn't until hitting play on 2012's King Animal, Soundgarden's first album in 16 years, that I realized I actually kind of missed these guys.
In the '90's grunge scene, Nirvana was the edgy pop group, Pearl Jam was the sensitive, experimental ones and Soundgarden beat you over the head with a keg of beer while rocking out to Black Sabbath.   Chris Cornell's howls and guitarist Kim Thayill's guitar work sound as if they slipped right back into the comfort zone of working together.  Till this very day, Soundgarden still maintains the same amount of timeless heaviness and dense & distorted textures that only got better with age.

3½ returns to the haze out of 5

Songs Of Note: Been Away Too LongAttrition

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