The first Soundgarden pack is finally released, and some big hits are included here.
Blow Up the Outside World:
(guitar) This song is pretty nice. Slow paced and very grunge-sounding. However in guitar it doesn't translate very well into the game. It's mainly a bunch of slow chords, with some melodic hammer on parts. It has one solo, but it barely redeems the song. 2/5
(bass) Bass was pretty much the same story for guitar, slow and plodding. I don't have much to add, except the outro for bass was surprisingly fun. you have a lot of alternating green and orange hammer ons that go on for the outro. But once again, it's only redeeming feature doesn't do much to boost my rating. 2/5
Burden in my hand:
(guitar) This is a pretty cool guitar chart. Lots of acoustic chord strumming, and some interesting chord changes. There isn't much to chart, but it plays nicely and the song is good. 3/5
(bass) This is the best bass song in the pack. It takes a while to get going, but once it does it gives you a lot of melodic hammer ons and bass chords to keep it interesting. Recommended for bassists! 4/5
Fell on black days:
(guitar) This is a very chill song. The guitar chart is pretty repetitive though. It's got a weird Hammeron chord pattern that changes from the RB chord to the YO chord. It's awkward at first, but you soon get used to it. It has a guitar solo towards the end, with some scales and alt strums. While repetitive, I found it the most fun since it is just a chill song you can just groove to. 4/5
(bass) Bass was pretty boring for the most part. It didn't offer much to entertain, and it just kind of slinked along. 2/5
(guitar) Not a challenging song by any means, but it was just such a cool heavy song with lots of chords and a neat solo. I found it fun to play. 4/5
(bass) Follows the same basic pattern throughout. Similar to the guitar chart minus the chords and solo. 3/5
(guitar) This is one chart you either love or hate. It is definitely the most hard, and most awkward chart there is in this pack. The constant strum/ho/strum/ho pattern, and the note combos provide the challenge in the song. I found it fun after a while, and what started as despising it, turned into a slight enjoyment. I feel it will grow on me. 3/5
(bass) Just a simple strummy song wit a neat rhythm. Nothing special, but surprisingly fun. 3/5
The day I tried to live:
(guitar) Meeh I feel this is the second weakest chart. Just repetitive and uninteresting for the most part. It's just mainly chords and slow hammer on/chord transistions 2/5
(bass) Pretty much the same thing as the guitar chart, minus chords. 2/5
Overall: I enjoyed it on guitar for the most part, the songs are good and the charts are decent. Bass was kind of bland, except for "Burden in my hand". It was a decent pack for plastic guitarists, cool charts to compliment cool songs, if you only play bass though I only recommend "Burden in my hand."
I say buy the pack if you like Soundgarden. If you want one song, buy Rusty Cage for a challenge, or Fell on Black days for a fun chart. I give the pack a 4/5 for guitar, and 2/5 on bass.