Song Info
Released May 8, 2012 for Rock Band
Rage Against the Machine 01
1362 users have this song ($2)    
Genre: Alternative
Album: Rage Against the Machine (1992)

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Full Band

Other Versions
Killing in the Name (Guitar Hero)
Killing in the Name (Rocksmith)
Killing in the Name (Guitar Hero Live)
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Madotsuki - "This song doesn't have its album cover nor album name on its..." -- Read more
Now ya do what they told'ya' Madotsuki
Before I bought the RAtM pack, I was expecting this to be the weakest on the drums of the pack.
Oh how I was wrong.
From start to end, this song is quite diverse and is just fun as hell. There just isn't really a boring part of this song, and it isn't impossibly difficult, either.
The intro alone is great, where you will be playing all sorts of things based around the hi-hat with tricky, exciting rhythms.
The "KILLING IN THE NAME OF" and the verse sections are pretty easy for the most part, with a pretty linear rhythm, that eventually changes when it goes into the other sections.
The "now ya do what they told'ya'" parts are at first just you hitting the snare and a tom, but all of a sudden you kick it up a notch, and start adding a bunch of syncopated kicks, among other things.
The edited 'I won't do what you tell me' buildup is insanely difficult but still incredibly fun. You will be play a flurry of crashes and hi-hats, rolls all over the place as well as plenty of other things with consistent kicks underneath until the '____ ___ I won't do what you tell me!' section.
Overall, this song is an exciting and enjoyable drum chart that is alot of fun to play.
If you like Rage Against the Machine, you will likely love the chart for this song, but the edits on the cursing will probably annoy you a bit, but what did you expect?
If you mainly play drums, this is one of the funnest Rage Against the Machine drum charts along with Guerilla Radio, and I would definitely recommend this song for any drummer.
05.10.12 6:40am 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
A great Guitar chart, but some weird charting decisions Poinkish
For those of you who've been around since the early GH days, you'll know what to expect from "Killing In The Name". The main riff is an easy, but fun mix of slowly strummed single notes, chords, and gentle hammer-on snaking that feels great to hit. This is offset nicely by an offbeat strumming section that has you alternating between single notes and chords at a quick pace, followed by a short rapid chord strumming section that leads back into the main riff. There are a few things that change throughout to keep things fresh and it never feels dull.

What stops this song from getting 5 Stars though is the Solo and bridge towards the end. Harmonix have opted to chart the start of the solo as a series of strum lanes that rapidly move up and down the fretboard. The bad thing about this, is that it'd actually be easier to keep a combo on this bit without the lanes, as the general floaty feel of these lanes don't really match up with what you actually have to hit. The second half of the solo is fine, with a bunch of breif trills that feel pretty spot-on.

The bridge shortly after also uses strum lanes, but this time during a much slower series of strummed single notes. While these aren't as bad as the strum lanes used during the solo, they also feels a bit redundant as well.

Apart from those two hiccups it's still a great chart.
05.08.12 7:28pm 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Dat Bass! Poinkish
Anyone familiar with this song knows that the bassline is pretty kickin', and it translates into a kick-ass bass chart in RB3 too! The instantly recognizable intro riff has you playing three 2 note chord sustains before moving onto a few slowly strummed single notes that move between Green and Orange that make up the famous opening bass riff of "Killing In The Name".

The meat of the song on bass though consists of steadily strummed single notes and hammer-ons that move all over the fretboard, which are great fun to play and flow together nicely, it varies throughout too, switching from gentle sweeps, to bouncy movement and then back again, with some rapid strumming from time to time.

It comes together really well, and never really gets dull. A sign of a good bassline, and one I have no problem in recommending to peeps!
05.08.12 7:28pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Well then. Nicolas-1223
While I won't give this a completely bad rating, I'll definitely say it's not the most fun point of the song. I mean, vocals in this song are really repetitive lyric-wise and literally all talkies. If you want a free FC, go for it, but I'd rather play drums or guitar here.
02.24.13 4:22am 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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