Someone's recorded a Rage Against The Machine classic in the style of Meshuggah and the results are predictably heavy

A parody of RATM's Evil Empire cover artwork
(Image credit: Meshuggah/RATM)

The last couple of years have afforded many of us the time to stare out of the window and contemplate life's bigger questions. Do we live in a simulation, for example? Is there such a thing as free will? And does the energy of our ancestors inform our morality?

These are more passing thoughts, really. The big question on probably everyone's minds is: what would the iconic Rage Against The Machine 1996 track Bulls On Parade sound like in the style of Swedish metal pioneers Meshuggah

Thanks to YouTuber and multi-instrumentalist TrashDrummerHan, that question has been answered. It's heavier than the first 10 minutes of Pixar movie Up

This cover version certainly packs a crunch and it makes us want to hear the whole album done this way. We're sure it's easy enough to knock together on a rainy afternoon.

Check out the results in the video below. It's enough to make your oversized bobble hat fall off.

Simon Young

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.