In this brief post I want to focus on the rock and roll aspect of the Audioslave band and how they sound. Their unique rock sound and the guitar sounds really set them apart from all the other regular rock bands from the early to mid 2,000’s. I could play any one of their other great albums and just listen to the album in full and do it again within a few days. Also, Chris Cornell’s voice is very unique and rock oriented so they are really one of the greatest bands that came out of the early 2,000’s and what they brought to the table. Me and my bud over at roofing Roswell GA went to a few of Audioslave’s concerts and they were awesome.
Most of the bands that came out in the early 2,000’s were ones that sounded very similar to one another. Take for example, train, three doors down and a few others. They have a great set of songs that became popular but each song and group of their songs really were very similar to one another. It seems as though each band just kind of mimicked each other and played the same sort of music that the other played. I remember thinking to myself that these bands are pretty good, but after hearing them week in and week out on the radio, you just get tired of the same sounding stuff.
That wasn’t the case with Audioslave. They had a distinct sound with the guitar riffs and the vocals of Chris Cornell. I liked Cornell’s vocals back from the 90’s band Soundgarden so it was nice to see that he was back in a popular rock and roll band where he belonged. So, Audioslave picked up where they left off and now were selling millions of records just like happened with Soundgarden. I particularly liked the Album “Like a Stone” and all of the songs associated with it. I can hit play and just let it go for the entire cd, or usually I just use Youtube now a days because I am already in front of the computer anyway!
You would be hard pressed to find a band that was as impactful on rock and roll or just hard rock than Audioslave in the early 2,000’s. They sold out arena’s with their tours on the road and had huge sales with their records as well. This was all happening as music streaming began to become more and more popular and part of the mainstream. I was saddened to find out that the band was breaking up when they did, because I felt that they had many more songs and albums coming and success for that matter. It is said that being in a rock and roll band, or any band for that matter is difficult because of the life on the road, and the being so close to your bandmates all the time. Every one has their own personality and sometimes folks don’t get along after a while. Chris Cornell has been said to be difficult to get along with expanding on that. In any event, they are still one of my favorite bands, and I still listen to them to this day.