Rising from the ruins of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave was a blistering combination of ‘70s rock and ‘90s garage. Throw in some funk, soul and R&B for good measure and the band created everything necessary to give the mainstream music scene a sonic shaking.
Rick Rubin was the producer responsible for putting Chris Cornell together with Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford. Their eponymous first album was well-received, although some critics claimed the band sounded like Rage Against the Machine with a new frontman.
Out of Exile saw the sound becoming more cohesive, with Tom Morello cutting loose with his trademark guitar solos. The follow-up, Revelations, sounds like a band that’s comfortable in its skin, belying the problems the band was facing, notably in the demons that were to ultimately destroy Cornell.
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