Once again, Rage are angry. Once again, they want to tell you about it, with such conviction, style, and sheer power, that even the most ardent, skinhead Nazi would be tempted to start putting posters of Che Guevara up on his walls.
The sound has changed again: whereas the first album trod a fine line between rap and rock, and the second focused on the bass, this is a more polished, all-out rock record. While Zack's rapping loses none of its power and boldness (not to mention his ability to carry a tune well), songs like "Sleep Now In The Fire" and (take note of the spelling) "Guerrilla Radio" feature Tom Morrello at his very best, delivering riffs that could topple the Capitalist system on their own. The solo on the "Sleep Now In The Fire" wespecially, no matter where I am, always makes me want to air guitar and scissor kick.
Meanwhile Rage tackle a more varied subject matter: international slavery in "Maria", media bloodlessness in "Testify" and all-out revolution in "War Within A Breath", to name but a few. Coupled with such revolutionary fury, superb riffs and solos, vitriol-filled lyrics and some fantastic basslines, this is the "Communist Manifesto" for Generation X.