The String Quartet Tribute to Audioslave [1]

Vitamin String Quartet

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The String Quartet Tribute to Audioslave [1] Review

by Johnny Loftus

This should probably be called "The String Quartet Tribute to Chris Cornell and Audioslave," since it draws on the vocalist's Soundgarden past while running through highlights of his album with the guys from Rage. Of the six interpretations of Audioslave, the roaring "Cochise" is a strong start, and the layered cello and violins work wonders with the urgent underpinnings and swaying melody of "Like a Stone." The musicians have some fun with the introduction to "Rusty Cage," transforming the interwoven, processed guitars of the original into the sound of an orchestra tuning up. Inventive horse-hoof percussion fills out "Spoonman," while "Shadow of the Sun" is an appropriately stirring closer and an album standout.

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