With its distinctive opening, high energy riffs and extremely political lyrics, RATM's Killing in the Name (of) is probably one of the most well known metal songs of the 90s and their albums are seeing a strong resurgence in my playlist considering my general mood nowadays. "Fuck you! I won't do what you tell me" is a sentiment that frequents my clenched brain very often these days and this song suits my demeanour very well during these times.
Morello's guitar work and arrangement really drive the song and Zack de la Rocha's bordering-on-the-hysterical vocals communicate the anger and visceral urgency of the lyrics very well.
Anybody else get reminded of MD.45 when you hear the opening chords?
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