Soundgarden

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Tags: grunge rock alternative rock alternative hard rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s
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This Seattle, Washington, USA-based quartet fused influences as diverse as Led Zeppelin, the Stooges, Velvet Underground and, most particularly, early UK and US punk bands into a dirty, sweaty, sexually explicit and decidedly fresh take on rock ‘n’ roll. The band, Chris Cornell (20 July 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA; vocals/guitar), Kim Thayil (b. 4 September 1960, Seattle, Washington, USA; guitar), Hiro Yamamoto (b. 20 September 1968, Okinawa, Japan; bass) and Matt Cameron (b. 28 November 1962, San Diego, USA; drums), proffered a sound characterized by heavy-duty, bass-laden metallic riffs, which swung between dark melancholia and avant garde minimalism. Cornell’s ranting vocal style and articulate lyrics completed the effect. The band’s first recording, 1987’s six-song Screaming Life EP, was the second release on the hugely influential Sub Pop Records label, and marked out their territory. Indeed, Thayil had brought together the...

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