5. Rage Against the Machine | Sleep Now in the Fire
One of the earliest songs I remember trying to cover on drums note-for-note. Didn’t succeed, but Rage has stuck with me ever since. They were one of those grassroots bands that started to get me into the concept of hardcore music without me even realizing it. In terms of lyricism, I’d really enjoyed the political concepts they’d used and it helped me start to realize my own opinions on those topics.
Rage Against the Machine has been on every playlist I’ve made since I discovered them, and will continue to be.