Win A Signed SOUNDGARDEN Axe! King Riffs From The Superunknown Countdown; #9

January 29, 2013, 4 years ago

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In celebration of SOUNDGARDEN's long-awaited studio return, King Animal, BraveWords has teamed up with Universal Music Canada to give away a gorgeous Black Epiphone Les Paul II! And yes it will be signed by the band!

To enter the contest, send us an email to with the subject line "Soundgarden Axe Attack!". The winner will be chosen at random. Contest closes February 10th. Please include your snail mail in your email! Canadian residents only please.

In honour of our killer Soundgarden axe giveaway, the staff at BraveWords figured we’d pull out our old flannels and celebrate the Ten Greatest Soundgarden Riffs Of All Time.

Yes indeed, good ol’ swami of sound Kim Thayil has taken his slide rule to metal and calculated some beauties over the years, some of which the outshining old-timer has placed upon the band’s choice new album King Animal. Without further adieu, let’s shake the rusty cage and see which riffs of Kim’s snarl back.

Ten Greatest Soundgarden Riffs Of All Time

9) ‘Room A Thousand Years Wide’ (Badmotorfinger, 1991)

This one sticks in the brain due to its marriage of melody with quintessential down-tuned grungy grind. There’s almost something Stonesy about the riff’s underlying groove, as well as the way Thayil accents it here and there, as does Matt Cameron.

Ten Greatest SOUNDGARDEN Riffs Of All Time

10) ‘By Crooked Steps’ (King Animal, 2012)

9)‘Room A Thousand Years Wide’ (Badmotorfinger, 1991)









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