Really The Best
Steven Swan | Illinois | 10/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Listening to this back in '93 seemed like the most explosive, invigorating type of music there was available to the ears. Of course that really depends on your tastes and what get's you off, but to me nothing could create such emotions like Rage's first Cd.
Going into a Coconuts record store (we had those back then), and wanting to find this one, I asked the sales clerk and she didn't seem to have ever heard of them...although she did laugh with me that Jennifer Love Hewitt had a CD out about that time. Anyway, I did find the CD and tell her they were this amazing band I had heard in a club recently...and they were on Mtv probably on 120 minutes or something..?
This to me was the crowning achievemnet in rap...rock/metal, whatever it is called nowadays, you know that stuff Anthrax and Public Enemy were doing and Run DMC dabbled with back in teh day. An Entire CD of rapping with loud guitars, powerful messages...not cheesy girl meets boy stuff, this was raw crazed in your face music to mosh to, to listen carefully to, and to get absolutely crazy to(o). All the songs are good, and they are all different, it's truly amazing the sounds Morello makes with the guitar, the energy of Zach. Body Count was another band (with Ice T) that was around while this was out and the two together were quite a combination, throw on some Rob Zombie, Biohazard, Beastie Boys, even some Urban Dance Squad too if you want and right there you have got yourself quite the early to mid 90's playlist for your retro party.
And with all the (millions) of imitators and really bad rap rock that would come soon after that never even came close to this one no less, it remains the most influential and imitated perhaps of it's genre."