Soundgarden was lumped together under the name of grunge. A grouping that I never understood, because Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, etc., had little in common musically. Personally I always felt predilection for Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, perhaps because they feed clearly from the hard rock of the 70s. I always find a scent of Black Sabbath in Soundgarden music. Chris Cornell, lead singer, is considered by many people one of the best contemporary voices.
Soundgarden - The Day I Tried To Live