Rage Against The Machine - Battle Of Los Angeles (CD)

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  1. Performer
  2. Heavy Metal
  3. Rap Metal
Number of Discs
Number of Items
The Battle of Los Angeles [PA]
Country of Origin
Sony Music Distribution (
Mono / Stereo

Rolling Stone (11/11/99, pp.129-30) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[BATTLE] is to rap metal what Public Enemy's IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS...was to hip-hop; It brings the noise..."
Spin (5/01, p.112) - Ranked #47 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records".
Spin (12/99, pp.213-4) - 9 out of 10 - "...a record that perfectly articulates the rap-rock youth rally they themselves spearheaded....They've become a great band that cuts through irony at the same time it piles up contradictions..."
Entertainment Weekly (11/5/99, pp.79-80) - "...This is music made to agitate, not seduce, and at that it succeeds triumphantly....[RATM] make a case that there are still some things worth fighting for." - Rating: A
CMJ (1/10/00, p.3) - Ranked #5 in CMJ's "Top 30 Editorial Picks [for 1999]."
CMJ (11/1/99, p.3) - "...displays [Tom Morello's] virtuosic guitar talents, stomping on effects pedals and churning out resonant, body-slamming riffs that will leave you shuddering....Anger is a gift, and RATM effectively shapes the emotion into compact, blustery songs..."
Vibe (12/99, p.248) - "...a faster cleaner, and far more diverse than anything [they] ever recorded....Rage's music moves confidently forward....BATTLE won't disappoint..."
Urban Latino (1/00, p.82) - 3 out of 4 - "...another justice driven steamroller....their conscientious use of talent and wrath for the forces of good is surely applaudable..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[T]his was arguably their finest hour. Tight, focused, relentlessly heavy..."
NME (Magazine) (11/6/99, p.46) - 7 out of 10 - "...This record rocks...another album of ranting, churning, slamming heavy funk-metal....Wicked!....Keep raging, mad Yank commies, your planet needs you."

  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Testify
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Guerrilla Radio
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Calm Like A Bomb
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mic Check
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sleep Now In The Fire
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Born Of A Broken Man
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Born As Ghosts
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Maria
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Voice Of The Voiceless
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] New Millennium Homes
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Ashes In The Fall
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] War Within A Breath
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Testify
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Guerrilla Radio
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Calm Like a Bomb
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mic Check
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sleep Now in the Fire
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Born of a Broken Man
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Born as Ghosts
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Maria
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Voice of the Voiceless
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] New Millennium Homes
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Ashes in the Fall
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] War Within a Breath
Pop / Rock
South Africa

Rage Against The Machine: Zack De La Rocha (vocals); Tom Morello (guitar); Y.tim.K (bass); Brad Wilk (drums).
Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California; Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, California; Silent Sound Studios and Southern Tracks, Atlanta, Georgia; Sunset Sound and Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California.
"Guerrilla Radio" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. THE BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.
Personnel: Zack de la Rocha (vocals); Tom Morello (guitar); Brad Wilk (drums).
Audio Mixer: Brendan O'Brien .
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Royalstone Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Royaltone Studios, Hollywood, CA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Southern Tracks, Atlanta, GA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Steven Tirona; Danny Clinch.
Arrangers: Tom Morello; Zack de la Rocha; Brad Wilk.
Rage Against the Machine doesn't release rushed albums for the sake of exposure. Each of the band's deftly crafted full-length albums has defined a progression in the group's sound and musical vision.
Here, Rage has taken the dynamics of its unique style to a deeper level, as evidenced on "Mic Check," which features gentle, unsettling guitar work by Tom Morello, who is deservedly hailed as an innovator of the instrument. The mid-tempo funk of "Maria" finds vocalist Zach De La Rocha telling the poetic story of an immigrant factory worker whose dream of freedom leads her unknowingly into modern-day slavery. Taking up the cause of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jabal, De La Rocha questions the validity of his trial in "Guerilla Radio" and fleshes out his argument in "Voice of the Voiceless." "Sleep Now in the Fire" finds De La Rocha making historical references to government greed and the darker side of human nature. Though other rap/metal acts may have seemingly copped some of its musical traits, Rage Against the Machine has a conviction and passion that cannot be matched by any other band in the genre.

Date Released
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PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Video Disabled
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