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Release date: 9 November 2012
Style: Grunge , Stoner metal

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01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood On The Valley Floor
06. Bones Of Birds
07. Taree
08. Attrition
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid's Mouth
13. Rowing

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Staff review by
Nosurper

Rating:
7.4
For Soundgarden fans it has been sixteen years in between albums. And now, with King Animal, the band is back with a solid release. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it gets the job done. And it's a job well done for the only band to have all of its original golden era members together following the grunge movement and aftermath. It's good to see these guys together again.

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published 23.11.2012 | Comments (7)

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Sonic MrSumo - 16.02.2011 at 23:42  
  15 years since their last release, and a lot has happened since then. It'll be an interesting record to say the least. Let's hope their return album is as strong as Alice In Chain's "Black Gives Way To Blue" was.
Daydream Nation - 17.02.2011 at 00:26  
  Woot!!!
Doc Godin - 17.02.2011 at 01:01  
 
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 16.02.2011 at 23:42

15 years since their last release, and a lot has happened since then. It'll be an interesting record to say the least. Let's hope their return album is as strong as Alice In Chain's "Black Gives Way To Blue" was.

I somehow doubt this. I really want this to be good, but frankly I have a wretched feeling it might suck really, really bad.
Daydream Nation - 18.02.2011 at 18:31  
 
Written by Doc Godin on 17.02.2011 at 01:01

Written by Sonic MrSumo on 16.02.2011 at 23:42

15 years since their last release, and a lot has happened since then. It'll be an interesting record to say the least. Let's hope their return album is as strong as Alice In Chain's "Black Gives Way To Blue" was.

I somehow doubt this. I really want this to be good, but frankly I have a wretched feeling it might suck really, really bad.

Did you hear them live at Showbox? If so...I think you'll agree that Chris's vocals aren't an issue. I'm a little concerned about the song-writing and the lyrics going into this record, but I'm staying optimistic. I'm hoping they'll just go back to Louder than Love heaviness applied to Superunknown ambitiousness.
TEA_DEMON - 28.04.2011 at 10:32  
  I think this could be the biggest hit or miss of the year tbh.
Daydream Nation - 25.05.2011 at 20:23  
 
Written by TEA_DEMON on 28.04.2011 at 10:32

I think this could be the biggest hit or miss of the year tbh.

It won't be coming out this year...I think they are taking their time with it. But otherwise, I agree with you. For me, it's really hard to top Down on the Upside and Superunknown. But if they pull an Alice in Chains and make an incredible album...I will certainly be appeased.
Nosurper - 08.05.2012 at 02:33  
Rating: 7 New Avengers single gives me hope that this might actually be released this year.

I'm sure it'll have a different spin than that meh single had
AnGina-- - 02.06.2012 at 20:49  
  LIve To Rise was such a hit on the spot with The Avengers film and a super glorious moment for Soundgarden to hit the scene again. What this new album will bring.... Well, tbh, I do to have some doubts and fears it won't be anything like the superb albums Soungarden gave us (ekhm, Superunknown, ekhm), but then again 15 years have passed, the music scene has changed so much, but the guys have been here all along, so.... Have no idea what to expect, I'm gonna buy it for the sake of being Soundgarden and of course because I gotta get my ears on anything that Cornell does. He's getting better as the years go by.
Risto - 16.08.2012 at 18:34  
  13 November, according to Rolling Stone
Cynic Metalhead - 16.08.2012 at 19:00  
Rating: 7
Written by Risto on 16.08.2012 at 18:34

13 November, according to Rolling Stone


Even Wiki have a same date( but again the source giving under wiki have RS link). Not sure if it's their official release date.
Nosurper - 13.11.2012 at 01:13  
Rating: 7 Mildly disappointing
afu - 16.11.2012 at 20:16  
Rating: 8 It isn't as heavy as the older stuff, but I still like it. More alternative sounding than metal.
Cynic Metalhead - 20.11.2012 at 09:30  
Rating: 7 Except " Non-State Actor", rest of the songs were straight-out-flat grunge. And even bit boring too.
lial87 - 28.11.2012 at 05:19  
Rating: 5 This will be a cliche im sure has been said many times before but this band are not what they were. There will never be another Badmotorfinger. They should of stayed 'retired'.
JD - 06.12.2012 at 00:14  
Rating: 9 Soundgarden didn't disappoint me :')
Northern Danger - 09.11.2013 at 21:10  
  Average don't know what to say

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