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|3.0 good||Robbit | June 2nd 16|
Soundgarden's debut EP SCREAMING LIFE makes it quite clear that band had found their musical identity very early on.
Even at this early stage, they were creating music that was innovative and exciting. Thayil & Cornell's guitar riffs
were heavy enough to be called metal, but the music always felt much closer in spirit to punk and alternative music.
Its evident here that their songwriting abilities hadn't fully matured, but there are glimmers of future glories in
the menacing "Hunted Down". While melodically different, the main guitar riff does evoke the same vibe as "Gun" later
would. "Entering" reminds me a bit of early U2 with its propulsive rhythm section and quirky guitar ideas. "Tears To
Forget" is a raw, basher full of unbridled punk energy. One of the more memorable cuts is "Nothing To Say" which
grooves like "Slaves & Bulldozers", but also sounds like it might have fit on the LOUDER THAN LOVE album.
It's best to absorb this release for what it was, as opposed to comparing it with their later classics. While I
expected this to be more of a curio for dedicated fans, it was rewarding to revisit this one and much better than I'd
remembered it to be.
|4.5 superb||© | February 12th 16|
Their best 80s release, though it's definitely topped by all of their 90s work.
|4.0 excellent||dannyboy89 | March 15th 14|
A solid offering courtesy of the grunge sledgehammer. Out of the two major underground EP's, Screaming Life is easily the stronger sibling. A pulse pounding 6-track journey, Screaming Life might well be SG's most overlooked effort.
|4.5 superb||skeed | March 3rd 18|
|2.5 average||solrage | February 18th 18|
|3.5 great||Sean H. CONTRIBUTOR | July 23rd 17|
|3.5 great||Ankit | May 20th 17|
|4.0 excellent||xxm | July 27th 16|
|2.5 average||BHAR | March 17th 16|
|3.0 good||rasi | December 19th 15|
|3.5 great||Rakkie | December 16th 15|
|3.5 great||ToddDC | February 25th 15|
|3.5 great||Dav85 | February 1st 15|
|3.5 great||slagun | October 30th 14|
|3.0 good||arcane | August 27th 14|
|3.5 great||PFNPJ | August 1st 13|
|3.5 great||fg89 | March 5th 13|
|3.5 great||Mac666 | November 19th 12|
|5.0 classic||Gecimen | November 8th 12|
|4.0 excellent||petrrr | October 19th 11|
|4.0 excellent||stotty | September 25th 11|
|5.0 classic||Jimmy | March 17th 11|
|3.0 good||Matski | October 7th 10|
|4.0 excellent||krazaln | November 11th 09|
|3.0 good||cpd38 | September 5th 07|
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