The Battle Of Los Angeles Explicit Lyrics
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remastered reissue of 1999 albumpackaged in a digipak.
Having successfully fused music and politics from their start, inspiring both moshing and young minds in the process, Rage Against the Machine emerges in peak form with merely their third album in seven years. Guitarist Tom Morello is one of the most distinctive and innovative players of his era, and his foil, vocalist/lyricist Zack De La Rocha, is as unrelenting and inspiring as ever on The Battle of Los Angeles. Rage, whose past antics include performing naked with duct tape over their mouths to protest censorship, released Battle on Election Day, but the politics of the group can be separated from the sounds. Indeed, the 45 minutes of mayhem heard here can be enjoyed solely as rousing aggro hip-hop rock. There's more variety found on Battle than on its predecessors, however. "Sleep Now in the Fire" is one of their most straight-ahead rock tunes. The trippy guitar on "Calm Like a Bomb" is out there even for the adventurous Morello. And "Born a Broken Man" serves up lovely musical interludes. Overall, the more finely honed Rage heard on Battle may not inspire a generation of young revolutionaries, but they still stir up more mutinous spirit than the rest of the current rock pack. --Katherine Turman
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as for rage against the machine they did not need to use any turntables , electric pianos and etc . They had sticked to their orginal sound .
Battle of Los Angeles is their best album yet . i had bought this record in the summer of 2003 . the first track of the record was another amazement by rage . things dont change for them . Guerilla Radio had included inspiring lyrics . the last verses in the song had stated for the innocent " Mumia Abu Jamal " . Rage Against The Machine had brought back the genre that was needed for what this music industry had craved for .
The guitar riffs for this record were absoulutly amazing .
I have been listening to Rage Against The Machine for a long time and have had bought all of their records that they had released . all for a fact that Mr.Rocha with his lyrics and Morello's capability were amazing .
If you are a casual fan and dont have thier greatest hits . this like thier best album to their self titled album .
Testify: 10/10 - Great instrumentals including an short Morello solo at the end of the song. Great lyrics protesting the US' bombing of Iraq. I'm not sure if it's about the Desert Storm or the brief bombings that took place during Clinton's presidency. Either way, it's about Iraq.
Guerilla Radio: 9/9 - This song has an even better solo by Morello, but the lyrics are a bit over the place. The song is aimed against censorship, but the lyrics are repeated such as the lines about Mumia Abu Jamal (considering there's already a song dedicated to him)
Calm like a Bomb: 9/10 - Very unique sound from Morello with good lyrics from de la Rocha. This song's mainly about the impoverished masses of Mexico with some lines aimed against American capitalism.
Mic Check: 9/10 - Another song for Morello to show off his skills.Read more ›
I am shocked that the reviewers of this album who claim to be "fans" say this is not their best work. I strongly disagree. This album is my favorite Rage album, and probably one of the last riff-oriented rock albums of the 90's (before nu-metal and 3 chord punk really took over mainstream rock). I consider this to be the best Rage album and one of the best albums ever created. Tom Morrello(rage guitarist) is a musical genius, he is a Harvard graduate and his innovation will never be matched.
If you are reading these other reviews, please take mine into consideration, I respect the veiws of my fellow rage fans, but I beg to differ. So, if you want powerful rock riffs that will blow your mind for years to come, look no further, Battle of LA is that and more. Buy it, I GUARANTEE YOU WILL ENJOY IT, if you don't: send me an email at Thextream400@hotmail.com, and I'll listen to your opinion.
Buy the album and see for yourself- it rocks
Most recent customer reviews
CD works fine and is standard RATM, as in stellar rap-metal/rock, but the case was a little cracked on arrival. A little disappointing but I'm happy to have the CD in my collectionPublished on June 20 2013 by Scott
Angryband. Morello, Wilk, et al provide a killer backdrop to Zach DeLaRocha's furious lyrics. The liner notes don't even have lyrics for "Killing in the Name of..". Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2012 by Langer
This was a new try for me. I'm used to Black Sabbath,Iron Maiden and Godsmack sounds that I just love, but this album is not the same though it is quite heavy in its style. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2010 by Marc Lemelin
Its a great album, lots of vent in this one as well....As for the 1 star, I've gotta laugh at your statement. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2007 by canadiansmoke420
Honestly, what is the point of your review of this album? At first i thought it might be so critical because you were in a bad mood, or maybe had to take some anger out on... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2007 by D-fence
"Rage Against the Machine spews hyprocritical bull" - You're the hypocrite with your review of ignorant speculations. Read more
I know of no women of any age, race, or ethnicity who listen to Rage's music. Rage is strictly a band for teenage male sheep who think they're doing the world some great justice by... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by earthlight66
This is, at the moment my favourite album. I will tell you the best songs on the cd. I love Testify, Guerilla Radio, Calm like a Bomb, Sleep now in the fire, War within a breath,... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by a rage fan
In all of Rage's defiant individuality, they certainly never created a bad album, but even by lofty standards, Battle of Los Angeles is a watershed that surpasses all expectations. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by E. Kutinsky