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Soundgarden VS Alice in Chains, your preference?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jan 16, 2013.

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Soundgarden VS Alice in Chains, your preference?

This poll will close on Nov 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM.
  1. SoundGarden

    28 vote(s)
    29.5%
  2. Alice In Chains

    56 vote(s)
    58.9%
  3. Alternative Carrot Grunge

    11 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    I was listening to some of the new material from both of these bands and I got the idea to poll and see which is the preferred band here on TB. Man is this a tough call. I'm leaning towards Alice In Chains, though I much prefer Ben Shepard's style to Mike Inez.
  2. HolmeBass

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    I prefer Soundgarden. Their music just seems to be more original to me, especially the odd-time stuff and the interesting tones they get. Not saying Alice In Chains isn't a good band though, they are a great band for sure, I just prefer Soundgarden.
  3. 4001

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    Even though I'm in a Soundgarden tribute.....
    Alice In Chains.
    Soundgrden/AIC double bill tour this year would be cool.......if it could happen...
    Heres a new track from AIC called "Hollow"...
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/lUU-_Xxqvng
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    SoundGarden's "Down on the Upside" has got some awesome tracks on it. :bassist:
  5. Hawkbone

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    Soundgarden trumps all bands in my books, including Zeppelin. Love AIC too, but they don't rock me like Soundgarden do. After 14 years apart they managed to record an album that's as good as any SG album, IMO.
  6. 4001

    4001

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    +1
  7. XXL

    XXL Custom User Title Supporting Member

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    Hmmm tough one.. but I'm gonna go with AIC.. Facelift and Dirt cassettes were in my Walkman alot in the early 90's lol. Plus I saw AIC in 93 at Lollapolloza , man what a great show that was. Primus came on right after AIC and Jerry came out and jammed with Les and crew on Master Of Puppets. Hah man I miss the 90's =/
  8. lijazz

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    +2
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Amen to that!
  10. Nino Valenti

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    Alice in Chains.
  11. BassPlayer900

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    I prefer Soundgarden, although that mostly has to do with the fact that I'm more familiar with their music than AIC's. I like their use of odd time signatures, their raw sound, and their amazing riffs. Everyone in that band is awesome!
  12. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Supporting Member

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    Not even close. Alice In Chains every time, hands down.
  13. Rip Topaz

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    A million times +1!!
  14. stingray2112

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    Alice in Chains. I've never been a big fan of Soundgarden.
  15. tdub0199

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    AIC for me...
  16. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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  17. nicoli

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    Carrots for me... not a huge fan of either band despite the '90s in theory being my musical appreciation formative years.

    I do own some Soundgarden and don't mind them every now and then. I never really 'got' AIC though.
  18. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Supporting Member

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    Good man :)

    To justify my choice...no doubt Chris Cornell had some killer vocal chops, and I also dug his work with Audioslave, but the truth is, the Staley/Cantrell songwriting and vocal partnership was peerless. I've yet to hear any rock vocals come close to consistently giving me chills, album after album.

    Superunknown V Dirt? It's not a fair fight :)

    Heaven Beside You
    Rooster
    No Excuses
    Man In A Box
    Rain When I Die
    Angry Chair
    Would
    So Close
    Rotten Apple
    Right Turn (which Cornell guested on)

    ...10 songs off the top of my head that make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and make me smile inside, all these years later.

    And I could easily name you another 10, then another 10.

    Can anyone do the same for Soundgarden? Don't get me wrong, I'm not a hater, I love Soundgarden, just nowhere near as much as AIC.
  19. vlado

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    With no doubt at all, Soundgarden! Much more serious people, much better musicians, with much more interesting lyrics and versatility of styles. I liked AIC as well, back in the days, but cannot ever go back to it again, too shallow, apart from the interesting vocalizations I don't find much in their music. I also have a feeling that Soundgarden would all be capable of doing many other types of music, while Alice In Chains would struggle to go further from their own songs. I don't want to say anything bad about their musicianship, but I really think they're incomparable bands in terms of musical skills. And also, the sound production they had in their heyday was way better on the Soundgarden side... I did like AIC a lot as a teenager, but I think they lack depth, and especially when compared to Soundgarden.
  20. agreatheight

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    Fourth of July
    Mailman
    Jesus Christ Pose
    Rusty Cage
    Outshined
    Room a Thousand Years Wide
    My Wave
    Fell on Black Days
    The Day I Tried to Live
    Hands All Over
    Gun
    Burden in my Hand
    Non-State Actor
    Been Away Too Long

    There's 14.

    BTW, I love them both!

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