* EpicRiff: Many, but some notable examples are: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Holy Water", "4th of July", "Like Suicide", "Beyond the Wheel", "Outshined", "Let Me Drown"...oh, we could go on.
* FaceOfTheBand: Cornell, and possibly Matt Cameron.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Some of their oldest fans feel that the song the band created for ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', "Live to Rise," sounds too mainstream.
* MagnumOpus: ''Superunknown''.
* MisattributedSong
* NightmareFuel: The intro to "Searching With My Good Eye Closed". An overly cheery narrator says seemingly random things with animal noises... and then...
--> "This is my good eye! Do you hear a cow? *moooooo* A rooster says: *cuck-oooo* '''Here''' is a pig! *pig squeal* ''TheDevil says...'' *whooshing followed by two '''horrifying''' [[MetalScream Metal Screams]]*
** While nightmare fuel may have been the intent, some see this as pure {{Narm}} more than anything else, considering how out of place it is.
* SignatureSong: "Black Hole Sun"
* [[SoBadItsGood/{{Music}} So Bad It's Good]]: "Circle of Power" from ''Ultramega OK'', due to Hiro Yamamoto's hilariously awful singing.