Rage for Order
Title: Rage for Order
Walk in the Shadows -- (DeGarmo/Tate/Wilton)
Key Tracks: Screaming in Digital, Neue Regel, Walk in the Shadows
Notes: Rage for Order expanded upon the progressive elements of The Warning, featuring more keyboards, even more tempo changes, and a colder sonic approach to the songs. Considered "ahead of its time" upon release, Rage is credited among many metal fans as one of the defining albums of the progressive heavy metal subgenre, influencing a range of hard rock, goth and industrial musicians.
The record was also notable for its complex lyrics. Rage for Order has a three-tiered lyrical motif with songs that interconnect on personal, political and technological themes. Producer Neil Kernon also plays keyboards on a few tracks, including "Screaming in Digital."
Interesting fact: Rage for Order had three additional tracks that were demoed by the band, but never released. They are: "Rage for Order," "From the Darkside" and "The Dream." The title track of the album was re-worked into what would become "Anarchy-X" on Operation: Mindcrime. But the original version of "Rage for Order," had a speaking/psuedo-rapping vocal to it.
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