I have just completed buying every RATM album and I want to get some feedback on the change of style throughout their carrier.
Their first album is so bad ass!
It is one of the best albums I have heard in a long time.
I love how they were so creative and very forward thinking in the way they wrote the songs.
There is so much movement in there music, using every use of dynamic and emotional range.
I also love how their songs have a kind of funk feel to them.
But what has really disappointed me, is their change into their second album.
It doesnít have the same feel as the first album.
The first thing that stuck out is that their bass player stopped with the slap technique and aimed for a more alternative feel.
Their songs became more simplistic and repetitive, almost as if they lost all their creativity that they had before.
And in their third album I noticed how they kind of joined the sound of both albums together.
I get the feeling that the change in their music was due to their rise in popularity, and what the demand was at the time.
It also brings up the question of how much of RATM is really part of the machine,
How much of this reunion show is the band really wanting to jam out again, or how much of it is due to money and politics.
Donít get me wrong, I love their music and this is going to be a hell of a show.
I just want to get some feedback on just what makes RATM the band they are.