Soundgarden King Animal
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VuvuzelaBzz
November 6th 2012


63 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is much better than I expected, though I wasn't expecting a lot honestly. Loving "Blood On The Valley Floor", "Taree", "Eyelid's Mouth" and "Rowing" so far.

A few more tracks will probably grow on me with more listens, but there's some "Carry On"-ish ones that I know won't, however.

Puzzles
November 7th 2012


3065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Take Been Away For Too Long away from this and it's an easy 4.5. This is a fucking awesome record

Puzzles
November 7th 2012


3065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bones of Birds is easily the best track though

FCY
November 7th 2012


206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It would've been a 4.5 for me if it wasn't for the first track. It's not bad musically, but the lyrics and the theme don't fit with the rest of the album.

Puzzles
November 7th 2012


3065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I just deleted the first track and pretended it never existed... lol

uziclip
November 7th 2012


101 Comments


Soundgarden sounding like nowadays bands: linear sound, no hooks, no catchy riffs.

Good album anyways.

ENDERSKI
November 7th 2012


5 Comments


I disagree about DOTU being a lackluster album. It was as good as their classic albums. King Animal is a fantastic return. It's got its own vibe as all their albums do and it's very consistent all throughout.

| was a bit skeptical after the Avengers song and Been Away Too Long, but this is classic Soundgarden.

Puzzles
November 7th 2012


3065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Soundgarden sounding like nowadays bands: linear sound, no hooks, no catchy riffs"

You obviously haven't listened to the record at all. This is incredibly consistent and just as weird and interesting as their other records. With that said, it looks to have some incredible tracks that stand among their best (Bones of Birds, A Thousand Days Before)

JazzHands333
November 7th 2012


312 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This might grow on me even more as the week goes by. Very strong album, and "A Thousand Days Before" and "Blood on the Valley Floor" are just fantastic.

savaah
November 7th 2012


416 Comments


Great, fucking great review no staff should write anything else. I will listen to this right now.

EDIT: OMG I'm really excited OMG OMG

Sapient.
November 7th 2012


1109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

note: the bassline in "Rowing" is sick...

StrizzMatik
November 7th 2012


3188 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is utterly fantastic and a true return to form. I might even be tempted to say that it's better than AIC's last one. This shit simply slays for days

Foaming
November 7th 2012


298 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They've still got it.

FCY
November 7th 2012


206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks, everybody!

It IS better than AIC's album. I'm sorry, BGWTB is a solid record, but King Animal is in a different
league.

ti0n
November 7th 2012


1390 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i love this record and bones of birds is really amazing

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CaptainDooRight
November 7th 2012


29131 Comments


does this mean the mods can't delete weed lists

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012


21080 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bones of birds is amazing

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GauravB82
November 7th 2012


39 Comments


Hmmm... I agree with truekebabpower:

"this deffinitely doesn't top the last 3 albums and overall I find it good but not excellent, the only song that grips me is Bones of Birds. The songs just don't seem as emotional to me or catchy for that matter and they've lost some of their gloom it seems. Cameron doesn't dissappoint though."

I was hoping to hear something with a bit more power and darkness. Surprising, that Thayil has worked Sunn O))) but didn't inject much darkness here. Cornell did okay but he's come off as softer than previous SG efforts. As I mentioned somewhere else, listen to the best songs off this album, and then compare them to the 'bonus tracks' Black Rain and Birth Ritual off Telephantasm. That tells you everything.

ManintheBox
November 7th 2012


867 Comments


Holy shit can't believe this is getting such positive reactions from you dudes, I am now officially pumped for this

Perplexion
November 7th 2012


127 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

always preferred Cornell's voice in lower octaves, I sometimes feels like he's straining his voice at times on this album as if to say it doesn't carry the way it used to, but otherwise, an incredible album instrumentally and well put together. Just hard getting used to his new vocal style. lol



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