RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — Rage Against the Machine (review)

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — Rage Against the Machine album cover Album · 1992 · Rap Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
aglasshouse
From what I've seen and heard, rap metal may not be the most popular genre among metalheads. This could be due to the constantly painful thought of LIMP BIZKIT. Yet, there is a lighter side to the rap metal spectrum, and leading the helm was and still is RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.

I find it funny sometimes when an artist's debut is their most famous album. It just makes me laugh: an artists first release and first actual studio release to the masses just so happens to be more popular than all of their releases afterwards. Of course I'm not saying that this album is bad because/even though it is famous. Let me explain why I like it.

Even though rap does front the music, there is no doubt that the other instruments are far behind. Speaking of the instruments, the guitars as well as the drums retain a constant and heavy funky metal beat that grows depending on where the song goes or is going. The vocals usually dictate where the song is going to go, ranging from quieter BEASTIE BOYS-style rapping onto similarly BB yelling vocals. It certainly was the general rapping sound back in the 90's.

Some highlights of mine include 'Fistful of Steel', 'Bombtrack', 'Killing in the Name', and 'Township Rebellion'.

So overall, I would suggest any alt/funk/rap metal fans to check this out, it's a definite must.

Go give it a listen.
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aglasshouse wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Don't worry, you keep your music, I keep mine.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
He he, nope I´m a collector, wether or not I enjoy the music I own. These days I just try not to purchase music unless I´m 100% sure it´s something I really want. I didn´t use to think like that (or maybe I just had too much Money before I had kids LOL).
aglasshouse wrote:
more than 2 years ago
If you're not doing anything with them- I mean....
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
For some reason I own this one on both vinyl and CD, but I´ve never really been a fan although I acknowledge the qualities of the release, and enjoy certain aspects of the band´s sound.
Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
One of the best RATM albums. :)
siLLy puPPy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I disagree with your highlights. I think EVERY track is a highlight on this one. Good review for a great album :)

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