The EP was first released in Japan, and later released in the United States. The track listing is the same as that for the "Loud Love" single, but with the addition of "Hands All Over", "Heretic" and "Come Together". Allmusic staff writer Greg Prato gave the EP three out of five stars. He said, "The Loudest Love compilation is quite a find for hardcore fans of Soundgarden, but if you're a newcomer, start off with their 1997 best-of collection, A-Sides, or one of their official albums."
Tracks 1-3 are taken directly from the album Louder Than Love and are identical to their album counterparts. Track 7 is a remix of the album version of the song by Steve Fisk, also available on the "Loud Love" single. Tracks 4 and 6 are b-sides from the "Hands All Over" and "Loud Love" singles, respectively. Track 5 is a cover of the classic Beatles tune, and is the only Soundgarden song to feature bassist Jason Everman.