Produced by Brendan O'Brien
Chris Cornell - vocals
Tom Morello - guitar
Tim Cummerford - bass
Brad Wilk - drums
- Original Fire/ Set it off/ Gasoline
- Original Fire/ Doesnt Remind Me
Ideally, Audioslave could have been what was good about Rage Against the Machine's music and sound, and what was good about Chris Cornell's range and vocal ability. Instead, we got mediocrity from both parts of the equation. Chris Cornell never seemed willing to play well with the politics of the other three quarters of his new project, and Tom Morello seemed like he just wanted to produce as much music as possible in as little time as possible, going for volume over quality. There are a few tracks on here that do address current events and borderline politics, the most obvious is Wide Awake about New Orleans and the Katrina hurricane. And there are a few tracks that sound like there was more thought and time put into the song structure. This is the better of the three Audioslave albums. The album is well crafted, listenable from beginning to end.