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Rage Against the Machine: Evil Empire

2 Ratings: 3.0
RAtM's 1996 follow-up to their self-titled debut is an eclectic mix of rap, punk and metal, all sown together with the band's signature political perspectives.
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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Oct 23, 2012

Rage Against the Machine's follow-up to their 1992 debut (which wasn't anything great) dissapoints even more, and is a prime example as to why I think so many of the mainstream bands in the 90's are all fluff and no stuff.  While their debut at least had some good rock riffs and solos here and there, "Evil Empire" throws those away and trades them in for oddly-crafted riffs and solos that don't sound much like anything.

Zach's rapping got even more annoying and the songs sound even more like goofy, politically-charged noise.  Not even Timmy C.'s bass is any good here, since the "funk" tone in the previous album is totally absent here.

This is just another baseless slab of mainstream 90's MTV music, avoid.

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October 24, 2012
I liked some of the Rage's collections but I believe this was one of the ones that I didn't buy...
October 23, 2012
See also: Gang of Four, Manic Street Preachers, M.I.A., etc., the lot utterly malefic in the view of GOP-shilling mainstream conservatives and inspirational to lightweight leftists garbed in apparel featuring Guevara's physiognomy, as most adherents of either tiresome paradigm are too credulous to recognize the disparity betwixt reality and broadcast...or ideology.

Consequently, I'm concerned for the wane of culture, not market eudaemonia.
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Evil Empire - band photo
Evil Empire - album cover
Composer: Rage Against the Machine
Author: Rage Against the Machine
Performer: Rage Against the Machine
Release Date: 1996
Label: Epic
Artist: Rage Against the Machine
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