YMMV / Audioslave

  • Counterpart Comparison: Audioslave has a lot in common with Velvet Revolver.
    • Both bands were formed by the members of a metal band and the singer of a grunge band that were all big in the early 90s.
    • Audioslave was put together in 2001 and broke up in 2007, and Revolver was put together in 2002 and broke up in 2008, due mainly to differences between the singer and the band on both occasions.
    • Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland also unexpectedly died within 18 months of each other.
  • Crazy Awesome: Morello doing weird things to his axe, to the point that their albums have disclaimers staying that all of the sounds are made by vocals, guitar, bass and drums. There's also the "skipping" noise Cornell makes on "Show Me How To Live" by smacking his throat.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The solos are... interesting.
  • Ear Worm: Most notably the haunting riff of the aforementioned "Be Yourself," even by people who're not used to this kind of music.
  • Epic Riff: Notably "Cochise" and "Light My Way."
    • "Your Time Has Come", but in a problematic way; many people accused it of being a lifted Metallica riff ("Bad Seed").
  • Face of the Band: Cornell and Morello.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Broken City," a song about how Chris saw Detroit while on tour, is a lot harder to listen to after his suicide.
    • "Cochise" and "Exploder" both reference suicide. The latter is a straightforward example, with many of the lyrics referencing suicide, including the singer's. "Cochise" is pure irony, with lines like "So I drink to health/While you kill yourself."
    • For that matter, "Like A Stone" as well. Hearing Chris Cornell singing about death itself sounds rather haunting after his suicide.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "The Last Remaining Light".
  • Signature Song: "Like A Stone" or "Cochise."
  • Tear Jerker: "Like A Stone" and "The Curse," the former more so following Chris's suicide.
  • Vindicated by History: Audioslave's three albums weren't heavily appreciated initially with all of them receiving mixed reception. Following the band's breakup in 2007, fans and critics started to respect the band's discography. Ever since Chris Cornell's death (May 17, 2017), retrospective reviews on Audioslave's discography are well-regarded. A special case held for their self-titled debut, which has many of their signature songs and is considered the band's most commercially successful album, having been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA.