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Evil Empire Explicit Lyrics
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As the vitriol spewed from Evil Empire, Rage Against the Machine's long-awaited follow up to their 1993 debut owes much to Chuck D.'s polemic fury and rapid-fire urgency--though as always the band rages without hip-hop machinery in favor of the heavy-duty
As the vitriol spewed from Evil Empire, Rage Against the Machine's long-awaited follow up to their 1993 debut owes much to Chuck D.'s polemic fury and rapid-fire urgency--though as always the band rages without hip-hop machinery in favor of the heavy-duty power tools of rock. But no matter if Rage against the Machine amounts to revolutionary rap, protest metal, or a combination of the two, the band's command of sonic rage makes Evil Empire a powerful assault in any musical language.
But wait, there's more to the name. Raging against the machine, like yelling at the TV, is woefully misdirected. Lyricist Zack de la Rocha is clearly someone with strong political views--particularly when it comes to the plight of fellow Mexicans on both sides of the border. He vents his indignation sharply at times ("Vietnow," "Without a Face"), rather clumsily and artlessly most others. Music this angry should be aimed at something more specific than an entire race or nation or government, or else it risks sounding like the empty rants of confused postpubescent rebellion. If only Rage against the Machine's raw musical muscles were grinding over a focused message, lord knows how potent they could be. --Roni Sarig
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I can easily say, that this vinyl re-mastered transfer, doesn't disappoint. With a fantastic depth and crisp, full-bodied sound, this album delivers, just as it did in 1996.
The album holder itself, isn't much to rave home about, and is quite barbones. It doesn't necessarily need the expanded opening, that allows for more artistic features, to indulge the viewer, but it would have been a nice add-on.
The whole reason you dont like the band is because you dont understand. For your whole life you have let the government and people in general push you around and tell you what to do. In my opinion you have no spine; your afraid to speak your mind because you are afraid to step on some toes.
To those who think America is the "land of the free"
This country is anything but free. Every day some buerocrats who dont care about the people pass laws without us even knowing. Then we get busted for doing something we didnt even know was against the law! This is not freeedom, this country has never known freedom, and if you dont believe me watch the news on the first day of the new year and see the books of new laws that they have passed that you dont know about. If our government is so concerned about freedom then why do we have to play "world cop"? Come on people, open your eyes and see that the best thing for this country would be a revolution. I support the band all the way and if you dont, then dont listen!
Heavily inspired by Chuck D of Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine's "Evil Empire" lets loose endless rounds of explosive indignation, but the band demonstrate very clearly that not all people will roll over and play dead when they are told to or remain silent out of fear of speaking up. Rage can rock you (Brad) and educate you (Zach)- kick you with the bass (Tim Bob)- pump your heart with the beat- and stretch your senses (Tom) as they bathe your soul in the truth. The message of each song on this CD stands as a testament to the subject at hand; while the music lingers long after- an explosive start with "People of the Sun", passing into Brad's fanatical drumming on "Bulls on Parade", continuing track after track to the Grammy award winning "Tire Me" and beyond through the "Year of the Boomerang."
The Parental Advisory sticker is the sign of parental barrier to free speech, but it is also an indication that the music on this CD is not business as usual. Zach, Tom, Tim Bob and Brad have done a great job, and their forthcoming release is long overdue. Let's hope the guys have the real spirit and dedication to keep us in line, but not burn-out and become solely another commercial commodity.
"If you don't take action now, you'll settle for nothing later"
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Zach is really freakin' angry on this one. Lyrics reflect a very pissed-off young man. Driving metal beats, socially-conscious lyrics..this album is RAGEPublished on Nov. 27 2012 by Langer
Look kids! If you shell out $16.00 you too can listen to the supposed socialist political musical stylings of Rage! So much for the band supposedly being anti-capitalism. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by earthlight66
RATM's sophomore effort is a worthy followup to their incredible debut. I can't say that I enjoy this album quite as much as their first , but it still has a great collection of... Read morePublished on July 7 2004
The follow-up to 1992's smash hit self-titled debut, is sure to knock some heads off. This sequel is better than most sequels as Rage was (and is) better than most bands. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by thejmyster
Rage Against the machine was one of the first and no doubt best Rap/Metal bands. And this is my favorite Rage Against CD it was the first one I bought and it remains my favorite,... Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Tomas
This cd does not live up to their self-titled album. However "People of the Sun", Bulls On Parade", and Vietnow are great tracks. Read morePublished on May 23 2004
Several years after releasing their outstanding debut album, Rage Against the Machine followed up with Evil Empire, and it doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by HilaryLeslie