12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Politically turbulent eras traditionally breed angry, young bands. However, six middle-aged veterans of rap and rock have made one of 2017’s most bracingly polemic albums. Addressing racism, poverty, and social injustice, MCs B-Real and Chuck D retain all their intensity and verve, the latter lacing every syllable with a penetrating, imperious punch. Behind them, founding members of Rage Against the Machine crystallize anger and resistance into razor-edged, metallic funk as if it were 1992 all over again. “Hail to the Chief” and “Unfuck the World” are as zealous as you’d expect, while “Legalize Me” adds an intriguing psych-glam stomp to their sound.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Politically turbulent eras traditionally breed angry, young bands. However, six middle-aged veterans of rap and rock have made one of 2017’s most bracingly polemic albums. Addressing racism, poverty, and social injustice, MCs B-Real and Chuck D retain all their intensity and verve, the latter lacing every syllable with a penetrating, imperious punch. Behind them, founding members of Rage Against the Machine crystallize anger and resistance into razor-edged, metallic funk as if it were 1992 all over again. “Hail to the Chief” and “Unfuck the World” are as zealous as you’d expect, while “Legalize Me” adds an intriguing psych-glam stomp to their sound.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Dguitarman18 ,

Recycled Rage Riffs

Nothing new here, just the same RATM riffs recycled and rebranded. The Talent left the band with Zach.

Bleach1443 ,

Love it!

It’s not quite the same as Rage but it’s great in its own way.

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