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Rage Against The Machine

30 Oct 1992 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Oct 1992
  • Release Date: 30 Oct 1992
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 52:44
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00GQ343D0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,285 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 July 2002
Format: Vinyl
RATM burst into the scene with this album. It is sheer class. As soon as the funky opener 'Bombtrack' begins, you are hooked right until the final track as you are taken through the expletive filled 'Killing In the Name' through heavier tracks such as 'Bullet In The Head' and heavy/funky numbers such as 'Take The Power Back', and 'Know Your Enemy'. If you own one Rage album, make sure it is this one. Sadly, the original line up have called it a day, and I was privileged to see them perform live. This was also one of the graet things about Rage, in that they are superb live, and equally good on record. This is definitely a must have and shall remain a classic 9 years on from its release.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By joetazzyman@yahoo.co.uk on 24 Jan 2001
Format: Audio CD
Many associate Rage with the nu-metal revolution. Let me make it clear that Rage are not part of any Limp Bizkitt dribblings. They are the real thing. They are leading their own revolution with political standpoints and views.
The combination of hip hop and rock was originally coined upon by The Beastie Boys. But Rage took this and produced one of the greatest albums I know. Throughout the album the riffs leave you with an unexplainable need to funk. Zack's voice is aggressive and never seems to faulter. Tom Morello is an absolutely quality guitar player. He is unusual in that he comes from a generation of people who believe simple guitar playing is good (Kurt Cobain, Black Francis, Billy corgan). But it is too easy to associate Rage with rockers. Their main influences (not that i like it) lie in the world of hip hop with rap groups like Public Enemy. Perhaps this is what makes their debut album such a classic...
The union between hip hop and rock.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Aug 2001
Format: Audio CD
Well, what an album. Killing in the name is one of those songs that you can not fault. The first time you hear it you just think; oh yeah! It some how makes you feel bigger allthough the song as with many of rage's, is fairly negative. There is certainly a political spine to this album allthough this is more blatant in battle of l.a. with sleep know in the fire, testify etc. Bullet in the head is another highlight, with a fantastic riff at the end which sounds a lot like a '10 years after' song called hey little school girl. However the songs couldn't be more different lyrically, with the bullet being a metaphor for large corporations getting into our heads with their adverts ( we're just victims of the in house drive by). Know your enemy - compromise, conformity, assymilation, submission, ignorance, hypocricy, brutality, the elite, all of which are american dreams (repeat way after music has stopped), this next song has an excellent melody and inspiring lyrics.
I have missed out most of the songs, purely because i could spend half the day praising them. Basically you must have this album. I have listened to it many a time in the last decade or so and it is a benchmark metal album, expertly created full of high emotion rage and addictive vibes, which you'll never forget.
This and batlle of l.a. are their best, allthough don't miss bulls on parade, revolver and renegades of funk from the other albums. It is a real shame that we won't see any more of zack with the band, but hey they quit whilst the going was good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Almighty Dread on 25 Aug 2000
Format: Audio CD
Firstly, let me cure some people of their obvious ignorance. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have never made hip hop or metal music. The Peppers' music is primarily funk, and is fused with hard rock. The first ever hardcore fusion of hip hop and rock is the song "Sophisticated Bitch" by Public Enemy, featuring the greatest guitarist since Hendrix, Vernon Reid. Since hearing this historic classic, I wished for nothing more fervently than a band that would commit itself to producing this incredible fusion on a full time basis. I had to wait many years for the first to appear, but words cannot describe how worthwhile the wait was. With its debut, Rage has achieved nothing less than to produce the sole hip hop album comparable in both musical and lyrical quality to Public Enemy's "Nation". "Rage" is a unique album, being the first to fuse the two genres of hip hop and metal into a distinct subgenre. Unlike any other previous attempt to bring these two genres together, "Rage"'s music would not simply be hip hop if the heavy metal element were subtracted. The rhythms, basslines and vocals would mark the music as something other. Yet, at the same time, it is obviously hip hop. This unprecedented achievement would be sufficient on its own to immortalise "Rage", yet it is merely the beginning of the album's innovations. The most striking thing is surely the guitar playing of Morello (the greatest guitarist since Reid), which on its own achieves the perfect hip hop fusion: Morello is a hybrid of DJ and lead guitarist. The same may be said of de la Rocha's vocal performance, as he swings effortlessly between the roles of rapper and screaming metal vocalist. Never have I heard such an unbridled expression of angst and rage.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jan 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you think metal is just power chords and noise, this album is going to blow your misconceptions away. The first, and best Rage album, the 10 tracks are all greats in their own right. Most people only ever mention anthemic songs like Bombtrack and Killing in the Name, which are great, but there are 8 other equally good tracks on the album. The band manages to combine great dynamic contrast with great solos of Tom Morello and the attacking lyrics of Zack de la Rocha. In my opinion Tom Morello is one of the best guitarists of our time as well as being one of the most imaginative people on a guitar. He can make his guitar go from sounding like scratching through to heavy, low, "metal" tones. And his solos are not the typical "metal" solos, they are radically different, sounding musical but making no musical sense. A true guitar genius. Just listen to solos on Take the Power Back and Fistful of Steel, some of few. Put together with Zacks great lyrics and rapping, the band rocked onto the scene with this album, and have never really managed to emulate it again. When people get into a band they normally buy the latest album. DONT. Buy this one, even though it is 8 years old, it is by far their best album. Even if you don't like the band, this record is a must have for any disconcerning music lover.
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