After a very long sixteen years for Soundgarden fans, the band has recently released their long-awaited album King Animal, the band’s sixth studio album. The new album is short of amazing, and the music sounds like it’s from 2012 and not a rehash of the ’90s music scene. The band has gone above and beyond with the quality of the new music.
Soundgarden formed in Seattle and broke onto the music scene in a big way with the release of their album Superunknown in 1994. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and the band made a place in music history for themselves with Grammy Award winning songs Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. They are undoubtedly one of the most influential bands from the era. And King Animal picks up right where they left off years ago.
The first single from King Animal is Been Away Too Long, and is also the opening song on the album. The song features all the best from each band member from the beautiful, iconic vocals of Chris Cornell, the staggering bass line of Ben Shepherd, the cascading, harmonic guitar sounds of Kim Thayil and the rhythmic perfection of Matt Cameron on drums. Each and every song has their own unique sound, and a few of the standouts are Blood on the Valley Floor, Bones of Birds, which is probably one of the best songs on the album, and By Crooked Steps. There is something that everyone will like, as the songs fit well together, but on the other hand, they don’t all sound the same.
Soundgarden definitely continues their rock royalty legacy with the release of King Animal. The album doesn’t disappoint and is an absoulute must have for any music fan. Soundgarden recently released a music video for Been Away Too Long, which you can see HERE. The band is currently on tour promoting their new album and you can find the announced dates HERE.
Soundgarden is Chris Cornell (lead vocalist, guitar), Kim Thayil (lead guitar), Matt Cameron (drums) and Ben Shepherd (bass).
For more information about the band: www.soundgardenworld.com