If i HAD to compare this EP to a Rage album, it’s most like Evil Empire… and that’s a good thing. However, it’s not exactly typical RATM… i’d say it’s less commercial for sure, and has a very different tone to it. Imagine Evil Empire without all the pretentiousness of Tom Morello’s “National Anthem” riffs. Wild International (the most Rage-sounding song on the disc), If You Fear Dying, and One Day as a Lion are the stand out songs. I don’t know anything about John or the Mars Volta, but his drumming is EXCELLENT on the entire recording. If you were ever a fan of Zack, you gotta buy this… it’s cheap, if you need further incentive.