Revelations is at 5, but damn you're right; I missed those other two. Good catch! I guess I'd put Heaven's Dead at Like anyone with good taste in music I was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Chris Cornell, one of the most gifted singers of his generation, certainly one of my favourites. I thought it would be appropriate to kick off this third round of Ranking All Songs first batch since last December with some of Cornell's and since I haven't heard all of Soundgarden's songs I'm going to rank all of Audioslave's songs. Audioslave was definitely a unique band during its short lifespan in the 's. It mixed hard rock with the 90's alternative sound. This is hardly surprising given where Chris Cornell came from as well as the other three bandmates, the instrumentalists from Rage Against the Machine.
# 9 – Shadows On The Sun
Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Glendale, California in Critics first described Audioslave as a combination of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, but by the band's second album, Out of Exile , it was noted that they had established a separate identity. As with Rage Against the Machine, the band prided themselves on the fact that all sounds on their albums were produced using only guitars, bass, drums, and vocals, with emphasis on Cornell's wide vocal range and Morello's unconventional guitar solos. In their six years together, Audioslave released three albums, received three Grammy nominations, sold more than eight million records worldwide   and became the first American rock band to perform an open-air concert in Cuba. They disbanded in February after Cornell issued a statement announcing that he was leaving the band. Cornell died on May 18, , which ended the possibility of further reunions. Audioslave's history dates back to October 18, , when Rage Against the Machine broke up after lead vocalist Zack de la Rocha announced he was leaving the band, citing a breakdown in the band's "decision-making process". He called him "the angel at the crossroads" because "if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be here today.
However, the comparison between the two bands stopped at the personnel door as both groups sound completely different. Chris Cornell, who we feel was the greatest rock and roll singer since Robert Plant blended incredibly well with Rage Against The Machine. When the boss comes calling nobody says no. Audioslave released three albums. The follow up album entitled Out Of Exile was issued in
Chris Cornell 's sudden, tragic death at the age of 52 has hit the world of music hard. The death was called "sudden and unexpected", as his band Soundgarden had just performed last night and were scheduled to play again tonight at the US festival Rock the Range in Columbus. He was a crucial architect of the grunge movement in the '90s, with Soundgarden - formed alongside guitarist Kim Thyail and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in - proving a major influence on Nirvana, as well as possessing a near four-octave vocal range that made his live performances an incredible sight to watch. Cornell left the supergroup in to concentrate on solo material before regrouping with Soundgarden in Soundgarden's biggest hit, the track was actually the third single from the band's fourth studio album Superunknown. Its eerie mood is, in some ways, iconic to the grunge movement; the track mellowed by Cornell's vocals, before giving way to a crashing chorus.