09-05-2006, 02:19 PM
first impressions - i think i like it more than the last album although thats not surprising, i didnt think much of the last effort.
i'd almost given up on them and i had no idea they were even making an album till a couple of weeks ago, so its a nice surprise. sounds a lot funkier and more upbeat, less of the soppy ballads (which i hate).
i still dont think the album is outstanding or anything, just an improvement.
any one else?
09-05-2006, 03:08 PM
i'm glad you said that... i only liked "Be Yourself" on their last album... the first album was leagues beyond the second... every song i could listen to over and over... i'll be sure to give Revelations a go
09-06-2006, 06:35 AM
the only songs i really liked off the last album were Doesn't Remind Me and Man or Animal. there were a couple of others i could listen to without skipping but on the whole it was pretty poor.
i'd try and download it first before you buy, or at least stream it. if you have any audioslave., rage or soundgarden albums you can listen to the whole album for free, there's a link on the Metal Hammer site (tho i couldnt get it to work, they mightve fixed it by now)
09-07-2006, 08:28 AM
I haven't listened to Audioslave's new effort yet, but I thought both of Audioslave's first albums were good. To support the CD release, a local radio station, WGIR FM, Rock 101.1, had some in-studio "unplugged" performances by Chris Cornell. I think they called it "stripped", and it was quite enjoyable. Cornell plays "Like a Stone", and I believe that he also plays "Black Hole Sun" and a couple tracks from the new CD, along with an interpretation of Bob Marley's Redemption Song.
Personally, I am a big fan of Cornell's soulful, bluesy and inspired work, so if you like these performances on WGIR FM, I strongly recommend that you preview tracks from his solo album Euphoria Morning (http://www.amazon.com/Euphoria-Morning-Chris-Cornell/dp/B00001QGL2/sr=1-1/qid=1157639202/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-1786910-7034443?ie=UTF8&s=music) and even a few songs from Temple of the Dog (http://www.amazon.com/Temple-Dog/dp/B000002GJH/sr=1-3/qid=1157639266/ref=pd_bbs_3/002-1786910-7034443?ie=UTF8&s=music) CD (particularly "Say Hello to Heaven" and "Call Me a Dog"). Both of these side efforts have similar acoustic, bluesy, rock sounds and brings forth a whole new dimension to Chris Cornell's abilities.. Euphoria is a bit more melancholy, but the album is simply magnificient...but don't expect the shreaking screams of Soundgarden, it is much more subdued.
Regarding WGIR, I only heard "Like A Stone" on the radio, so I can't judge the others, but I enjoyed that performance. Here's the website in case you want to navigate and find the audio or video for yourself:
WGIR FM Rock 101.1 Website (http://www.wgir.com/main.html)
WGIR FM Rock 101.1 Audioslave "stripped" page (http://www.wgir.com/cc-common/stripped/audioslave/)
09-14-2006, 10:46 AM
i like Temple of the Dog but i wasnt so fussed with Euphoria Morning. i do like it when he sings bluesy/ soul/ acoustic, so i'll giver it another listen.
i'd like to hear his cover of Redemption Song:cool: