From Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore. The band is called One Day As a Lion. I picked up their self-titled EP yesterday and it is awesome… as good or better than the best Rage Against the Machine. If you are a RATM fan you should definitely pick it up. I had it playing on loop today, 15 plays through so far.
The lyrical content is a lot like RATM, here is a sample:
I’m in with the spirit of Ali Toure // as I target more heads than a priest on Ash Wednesday
The more I listen to it the more I like it.
Also I picked up the new Metallica, Death Magnetic, with much trepidation. Like everyone else I grew up on “old Metallica” ie Kill em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, after this it was hit and miss. I actually liked St. Anger which everyone else hated. And Justice for All was interesting but a little too prog for my tastes.
While it isn’t a classic or anything, Death Magnetic is a solid metal album. Good riffage and listenable. I think Metallica suffers a little from the fact that everyone always compares every album with the earlier ones, and pretty much anything sucks compared to those. I would recommend picking Death Magnetic up, it’s worth the ten bucks on itunes. It would be better if it was called Death Magnetic Flux Qubits.