℗ 1996 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Evil Empire Tracklist:
I was in high school when this album came out. At that time, I was naive and believed this band really had something to say. As years progressed, I came to the determination that they’re doing nothing more than screaming communist slogans while raking in money in a capitalist market. I only give it two stars because I thought it sounded cool back in 1996.
I remember the very first time I heard bulls on parade. I was at my grandfather's house watching TV and I came on the box music video channel. I was instantly hooked! I remember buying the cd and listening to it over and over. I never got to see them live. It's almost as good as their first album. Evil Empire is on my top 25 albums of all time. If you don't own it then download it right now!
This is Rage Against The Machines greatest album. This features one of Rages most infamous songs,Bulls on Parade!!!!!!! Down Rodeo and Wind Below are the best songs on this album. Though all the songs on this album are great. Buy this album and Rage Against The Machine,that is the second greatest album by them.
Some one should tell the guy that the bands dedication to left-wing politics couldn't possibly have them shouting out "libertarian" slogans. Um, "Libertarians" are the opposite of "liberals", at least in the modern definitions of those terms. The modern Libertarian movement is right-wing. The Tea Party movement is largely Libertarian. Libertarians are for free-market capitalism, small government, little or no welfare, and low if any taxes. Hardly left-wing or the message the band is trying to send. The author of the review would have been accurate to say, "liberal" or "progressive" slogans. Maybe he needs to take a poly-sci class.
This album is definitely among the greatest Rage Against the Machine albums ever released (although, the group did not release a “bad" album). Contained within this album are extremely artistic musical arrangements that harness the diverse capabilities of Tom Morello’s guitar expertise along with the unique vocality of singer/songwriter Zack de la Rocha. The essence of passion is certainly a key element to this album as the songs contain political, societal, and philosophical references. ‘Evil Empire’ is truly a must have for any artistic admirer.
Zack is naive. Go live in a communist country a bit and let me know how well the people are treated. I've been to two of them and you really have no idea. By the way, seems you don't mind the capitalist money you hypocrite.
While not as intense as Rage's first album, Evil Empire delivers some chilling riffs and hard-hitting rhymes, and succeeds in places where its predecessor did not. This is an album that will live throughout the ages.
Any person who likes real music will like evil empire. Rage against the machine is awesome get there other albums to! Listen to Bulls on parade Vietnow Revolver and all the others. All the others are awesome to! So be a man and buy this album!
This album is pretty good. A classic in some ways. But does anybody find it ironic that Rage Against the Machine is selling music on itunes? I'm sure it's been posted and deleted by the machine( this is for You, guy who decides what posts can be posted), but it bothers me that this band has been forced to become what its not. I will walk down the aisle to Bulls on Parade.
Can't go wrong with Down Rodeo, Without A Face (one of my favorite bass riffs), People of the Sun, Bulls on Parade, Vietnow (definitely influenced from Led Zeppelin's The Wanton Song), Tire Me, Wind Below, Roll Right, and of course Year of the Boomerang.
Honestly I'm just doing this to reply to the person below me. 1. It makes you look stupid when you can't use proper grammar and call someone else stupid. 2. This album is from the 90's, when most of today's kids were just being born. It's not a new thing. 3. If you don't like it, leave. Haters like you are part of what made this band so popular. It helps your side if you just don't say how bad it is. 4. Deuces.
Without a Face, People of the Sun, Bulls on Parade, Revolver and Down Rodeo are essentials, the rest are classics. Nothing bad on this album and a true classic five star masterpiece.
This is a DEFINITE RAGING ALBUM!!! this album has crazy songs like "Bulls on Parade" "Tire Me" "People of the Sun" "Year of tha Boomerang" and "Snakecharmer"!!!! Yes the rest are awesome!!!!! Right now for me this album is better than "Rage Against the Machine" their self-titled album... Because it doesnt have as much RAGE... And a powerful crazy sound. 1. People of the Sun 5/5 2. Bulls on Parade 5/5 3. Vietnow 4.9/5 4. Revolver 5/5 5. Snakecharmer 5/5 6. Tire Me 5/5 7. Down Rodeo 5/5 8. Without a Face 4.9/5 9. Wind Below 4.8/5 10. Roll Right 5/5 11. Year of tha Boomerang 5/5
No other Rage captured as much passion and angst as this album did. I recently bought the album that has the track How I Can Just Kill a Man, thinking that it might have as much rawness as their first two albums. But to my dismay, it has very little creativity and energy that Evil Empire had. This is Rage in their heyday and is a must for any rock enthusiast!
By far, this is Rage's best album. Be sure to listen to the overlooked songs! Snakecharmer, Tire Me, Wind Below, Roll Right, and Vietnow are the songs I recommend. (oh, and the rest too!) All songs are great: 10/10!!! This is a great must buy for anyone that loves Rage Against the Machine, and anyone that likes REAL music.