GRUNGE WEEKEND REDUX: SOIL COVERS SOUNDGARDENS “RUSTY CAGE”
Our Weekend of Grunge found us taking a look back at the genre’s progenitors, examining the relationship between grunge and metal, and even questioning what in the heck grunge actually is and surmising about its demise. What better way to cap off that last thought than by listening to a mostly lame cover of Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” by nu-metal torch-bearers Soil? Gone are the raw, aggressive production and soaring Cornell vocals, and in their place are dull, downtuned thuds and weak nu-metal yarls.
There should be a rule; thou shalt not attempt to be Chris Cornell. Thou shalt not cover Soundgarden (unless thou happen to be Operator). Now why’d these guys have to go and ruin a good thing? Check it out on Soil’s MySpace page.