There have only been a few times in the past when I’ve been drawn to songs off a video game soundtrack, but between José González’s stunning Red Dead Redemption song, “Far Away,” last year and now Mark Lanegan’s contribution to zombie-killing game RAGE, the genre has certainly earned my attention of late. Though the tune modestly opens with sparse banjo, Lanegan’s gravelly voice, and droning organ, a rhythm section soon joins in for the slow-building, blissfully noisy climax, complete with the Screaming Trees frontman unleashing the full range of his rock vocal chops and a 5-second guitar-driven caterwaul. You can stream “Burning Jacob’s Ladder” above and download the jarring tune for free here.
Hear Mark Lanegan ‘RAGE’ Song “Burning Jacob’s Ladder”
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