Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rage Against The Machine - Battle Of Los Angeles

Seems like this is a day where I reviewed an album by a band months ago, and came back to another record today. Difference between this and Benny Fold, is this album is nothing new. I'm going to go ahead and say this, and please take offense to it. If you haven't heard this album by Rage, you're a little slow on the music uptake. Rage is in a word, amazing. Well, was amazing. RATM only dropped 4 albums in their short music lives, and all of them were outstanding. (Well maybe except 'Renegades' but that's a discussion for another day) These guys really pumped me up back in the day, and putting this on today - it still has that effect. This particular album came out in 1999 and is a solid 2x platinum. It has it's fair share of radio hits and then flat out face melting metal that wasn't heard by the masses. I'm not sure if this is my favorite, I think I go back and forth. There are at least 6 tracks on this album that I play as loud as possible when they come on in the car. True test of how great a band is. Anyway, I'm not going to get into any further detail on Rage. They're political, they're hard rock and they're no longer putting out music. They might be putting together another tour soon, and if they come to your area - you should definitely go. Worth your while every time. Instead, I'll let their music speak for them, and not me. Please listen to this today. Groove hard, and make Thursday turn into Friday.

1. Testify
2. Guerrilla Radio
3. Calm Like a Bomb
4. Mic Check
5. Sleep Now in the Fire
6. Born of a Broken Man
7. Born as Ghosts
8. Maria
9. Voice of the Voiceless
10. New Millennium Homes
11. Ashes in the Fall
12. War Within a Breath

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Guerilla Radio
2. Testify
3. Ashes In The Fall

4 out of 5 stars


  1. i don't really like 'guerilla radio' but i love 'calm like a bomb.' and i like 'testify.'

    and what's wrong with renegades? it actually contains 'the ghost of tom joad' which i think is fan fricken tastic.

  2. Calm Like A Bomb!! Ignite, Ignite, Ignite.

    Yeah - that would have been number four on my list. Great track.

    I'll review it someday. Just don't feel it lived up to the amazing that was the rest of their catalog.