Audioslave
Audioslave


4.5
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Review

by USER (1 Reviews)
July 18th, 2006 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Obviously we all know the story of this band now but here's a recap:

Rage Against the Machine+Soundgarden's Vocalist=Audioslave

Tom Morello-Guitars
Chris Cornell-Lead Vocals
Tim Commerford-Bass, Backup vocals
Brad Wilk- Drums

Sound Accurate? Because it is.

Anyways, on to the review of their debut effort!

The opener and first single from the album, Cochise, is a excellent way to start everything off. With an intro reminicient of helicopter blades to Brad Wilk's drumming build's up and explodes with one of many of Tom's great pentatonic riffs. Much of the album carries on in this fashion, what with it being recorded by 3/4 of Former RATM members.

Much of the album is comprised of pentatonic riffs, driving grooves, Cornell's soulful singing and crazy solos. But having Cornell as vocalist as opposed to De La Rocha makes all the difference, as you can quickly tell this is an entirely different band. On the song Like A Stone, the band tones it down for a more lyrical oriented song, while incorporating acoustic guitars at the bridge after the solo which adds an eerie sadness to the rest of the song.

Some other surprising stuff would have to be the blues rock song Getaway Car and the Album closer, The Last Remaining Light. I was initially blown away by how soft Getaway Car is, again more focused on lyrics and how almost completely acoustic it is. Being a RATM fan I was utterly shocked by it but to me it symbolized one thing: growth. As for The Last Remaining Light, the eerie atmosphere of the song makes it possibly the best way to end the album, with the build up to the end chorus where Cornell is almost screaming, to Morello's subtle blues solos that are spaced out throughout, to the way it almost leaves you hanging on for more, this song is amazing and something completely surprising for these gents. This album is a must have.

Recommended Tracks:
Cochise
Like A Stone
Getaway Car
The Last Remaining Light


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Wish
July 19th 2006


262 Comments


I like this album, but it certainly didn't live up to it's expectations. There are a few tracks that I really dislike, but there are tracks that I love. In my opinion it's a good album to listen to with friends - a chill out album, but I can't really see myself listening to it on my own.
Nice review.

metallicaman8
July 19th 2006


4677 Comments


Kind of short review, but not bad at all for a first.

kno_kontrol
July 19th 2006


448 Comments


well written, but its length keeps me from pos voting it

Two-Headed Boy
July 19th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Okay review, could've covered more ground. But I suppose this album isn't the greatest place to talk about variety.This Message Edited On 07.19.06

south_of_heaven 11
July 19th 2006


5436 Comments


'Show Me How To Live' is a wicked song...but the rest of this stuff isn't my cup o tea. Tom is amazing tho. And Tim.

Angmar
July 19th 2006


2689 Comments


why the hell isnt i am the highway on your recomended oh well.

Angmar
July 19th 2006


2689 Comments


why the hell isnt i am the highway on your recomended oh well.

Muisee
July 19th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'll vote. Good job, better and longer then my first review. Don't much put this album on anymore, it was good, but Out of Exile was great.

sportsfan4427
July 19th 2006


1 Comments


good review

Activista anti-MTV
July 20th 2006


3146 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

okay review, like the rating though



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