The group's relatively unheralded musicians (guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk) have developed into such a nimble and cohesive unit that they'd sound pretty exciting even without someone spewing rapid fire invective over their grooves.
Alternative PressA tour through three decades of sonic recalcitrance, Renegades is the genome map of seditious sound. [#151, p.90]
De la Rocha's rabid diatribes occasionally go overboard, particularly on the tracks (Eric B & Rakim's "Microphone Fiend" and Minor Threat's "In My Eyes," for example) that feed into the band's sometimes one-dimensional rap-metal groove. But when the band steps out of character -- as it does during its rudimentary take on MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" or its pacific reading of "Beautiful World" -- the results can seem truly transcendent.
Those lying closest to their own unsubtle ouevre, ie the Minor Threat and Cypress Hill tracks, are as crunching as die-hards could hope for. But the arch sneer of The Rolling Stones' Street Fighting Man and Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm are predictably reduced to chalkboard lessons in "angry".
Apr 17, 2016this is album is amazing. their unique musical approach with blending rap and metal together is astonishing. like their past works they havethis is album is amazing. their unique musical approach with blending rap and metal together is astonishing. like their past works they have done it again by making another stellar piece of work. classic. 10/10… Expand
C@lmlikeAB0MBApr 1, 2004YES YES YES Stop dissin Zack i cant thik of anyone else who would go better with the band LISTEN what he has to say
RogerR.Nov 18, 2001One of the best RATM albums!!!!
WallaDec 18, 2005The kick ass tribute album we have all been waiting for. The adapted music is amazing and Zack de La Rocha is better than ever.
AdrianQMar 29, 2005Another great album from one of the greatest bands in recent history. Far beyond the tiresome 'Nu Metal' of other imposters this Another great album from one of the greatest bands in recent history. Far beyond the tiresome 'Nu Metal' of other imposters this displays the perfect amalgamation of hip hop and heavy guitar driven rock. Oh and Cory are you trying to rate rage albums or just list them in chronological order?… Expand
JayDeeJun 3, 2007Quality, i just cant get enough of the funky beats mixed with meaningful lyrics, Morello and Commerford is like a match made in heaven.
CoryKJan 2, 2003As a Rage fan, I must say that this album dissapointed me. In terms of "career album rank" I'd say it ranks 4 of 4. 1. Self-Titled 2. As a Rage fan, I must say that this album dissapointed me. In terms of "career album rank" I'd say it ranks 4 of 4. 1. Self-Titled 2. Evil Empire 3. Battle of Los Angeles 4. Renegades.… Expand
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