Sound — 8
Morello still sounds funky with this album, pulling out a solo much like Bulls On Parade's. It seems to my that the bass (Tim Commerford) has sort of "evolved" and gotten more complicated, the bass parts sound a little like Soundgardens to me. The guitar is still great, fast, catchy, gets stuck in your head, it's good, the drums still are solid, the sound's good, but it still just seems to blunt to me.
Lyrics — 8
Cornell's voice still amazes me, but the lyrics are a little off, much like some of Soundgardens songs, but I preffered RATM's lyrics, even though I don't mind Cornell's, they sometimes have a lot of meaning to me. But they're still a little generic.
Overall Impression — 10
The self-titled Audioslave CD is about the same as this one, they have different sounds, and the band evolved together, but theyre still the same quality music. I'll always be a die-hard Rage fan, but I think I can put up with the A-Slaves new music.