“I love this album. Kim Thayil is such an amazing guitarist, and I like what little bits Chris Cornell does, too. Their little trade-offs on Rusty Cage are so strong – you definitely want to know what’s next from that opening.
“Jesus Christ Pose, Outshined, Slaves & Bulldozers – really strong songwriting with killer riffs. Soundgarden are a great-sounding band. You have a brutal guitar attack with one of the most powerful vocalists around. They’re pretty classic, in my opinion, and very influenced by Sabbath, too.
“This influenced me in the early days of Disturbed. Soundgarden didn’t have a lot of solos; the emphasis was on riffs, strong choruses, even bridges that matter. In Rusty Cage, they go into this off-time thing instead of a guitar solo, and it brings the song to a whole new level. That kind of craftsmanship really rubbed off on me.”