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One of best albums I have ever listened to
on 9 February 2001
I must say I was never truely a great fan of RATM. When I heard ''Rage Against The Machine'' and ''Evil Empire'' my musical taste at that time was in bias of dance orientated, popular/commercial tracks, that on reflection held little depth and passion. RATM's first two albums I can say have lead me to a far greater appreciation of all styles of music. So when I heard this album was going to be released I was doubtful as to whether that raw, passionate anger would still excist, both In Zach's voice and the infamous bass lines. The first track I heard of the album was 'Born of a broken man' and was completely blown away. My favourite song from RATM is ''Bulls on parade'' and I thought no other track would come close to its vicious sound. Well ''Born of a broken man'' proved to me that RATM had certainly not lost anything from the previous albums. As mentioned this Is possibly the only album in my collection that I don't have to skip through. Every single song in its own right is awesome, with some of the best lyrics, outstanding bass work and pure funking rock!! Songs like ''Born of a broken man'', ''Guerrilla Radio'' and ''Sleep now in the fire'' are indeed standouts, but possibly the most arousing track is ''Voice of the Voiceless''. No matter what mood I am in, that track stirs up so many varied emotions. In conclusion any true RATM fan, might indeed think there are no classics resting on this album, however I truely think they excist as modern classics. I recommend this album without doubt.