Evil Empire is the second studio album by American rock band Rage Against the Machine, released on April 16, 1996 by Epic Records. Its title refers to a term used in the early 1980s by President Ronald Reagan and many American conservatives to describe the former Soviet Union.
Rage Against the Machine’s second LP, Evil Empire, was produced by Brendan O'Brien. I look at that album as our most punk record, Commerford said. A lot of times when I read things about Rage Against the Machine, they’ll say, ‘they’re heavy metal and ra. I used to bum out on that because I don’t hear the heavy metal in us. I don’t see it in that way. I see us as a heavy rap punk band
Rage Against the Machine were not just revolutionaries- they were idols. They stood against what they hated, regardless of the consequences. They did not just appeal to the liberal kids who thought anarchy was the hip fad, they appealed to kids who had trouble rising against the bullies, and the born leaders. But if the guitar and vocals are picturesque, and the riffing is heavy and the attitude is present, isn’t a Rage album already perfect" I’d hate to say it, but Evil Empire lacks the groove that the self titled and Battle of Los Angeles seemed to showcase. It focuses much more on gritty hip hop than grooving rock.
Rage Against the Machine spent four years making their second album, Evil Empire. Their musical approach didn't change, either. Lead vocalist Zack de la Rocha is caught halfway between the militant raps of Chuck D and the fanatical ravings of a street preacher, shouting out his simplistic, libertarian slogans over the sonically dense assault of the band.
How to play Evil Empire.
Performer:Rage Against The Machine Genre: Hip-hop / Rock Title: Evil Empire Released: 1996 Style: Nu Metal MP3 version ZIP size: 1327 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1705 mb Rating: 4.8 Votes: 319 Other Formats: AHX MP1 FLAC RA AC3 WAV ADX