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Platonism
October 8th 2008


168 Comments


These guys always sound exactly the same. The album isn't bad, but I find their message to contradict their image.

Too repetitive I'd say.

Platonism
October 8th 2008


168 Comments


I think it's because they're so big, it seems like their lyrics are more of an image rather than heartfelt lyrics. Do you get what I'm saying?

lunchforthesky
October 8th 2008


1039 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This band seems to have gotten softer with every release although their last was in my opinion their best as other bands do fucked off hardcore better but no one (aside from Boysetsfire who are even more preachy and have wank production) does pop meets hardcore better.



That said I can usually stomach around 5 or 6 Rise Against song before I reach self rightousness overload and decide I'd sooner think for myself.



This album is neither bad nor good really it just exists as another Rise Against record.

Platonism
October 8th 2008


168 Comments


Yes but if you look at everything they do, it definitely is not just an image. "Appeal to Reason" is sold in digipacks that are made of only recycled paper and vegetable inks, completely eco-friendly, so I mean...

Maybe you're right, it was just a feeling. I'll look more into it, I didn't know all of that.

Cesar
October 8th 2008


2732 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't agree to that, but that statement has been right quite a few times.

StrizzMatik
October 8th 2008


3436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Rise Against hasn't really done anything new or interesting in a few years and this album is the best proof. Nothing wrong with simple music but it's getting really generic and boring lately.

Serpento
October 8th 2008


2351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

rating's down and may lower still, realized i only enjoy half the album at most =/

ThePriceofBeauty
October 8th 2008


72 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

His voice sounds slightly different.

Yazz_Flute
October 8th 2008


18933 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this a good deal, probably a little more than Siren Song tbh. Savior is definitely my favorite song.

The Sludge
October 9th 2008


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is still a solid Rise Against album, but considering what I think of the past Rise Against cataloge (unwraveling-4, rpm-5, siren song-4.5, tsaw-5), this is kind of weak. I agree with the thread on Savior being the best song on here.



If we are talking about Rise Against's best song, I would say Everchanging (either version). It's just a song I connect with on a personal level.This Message Edited On 10.09.08

upagainstthewall
October 10th 2008


839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There slowly regurgitating old ideas. But still its a solid album but not more then one song really sticks out for me

PanasonicYouth
October 13th 2008


7413 Comments


I keep listening to this over and over again and it's getting better and better. There are some really great tracks on this. I'm so close to giving it a 4.

badtaste
October 14th 2008


824 Comments


'anybodies' should be 'anybody's', no?

Fort23
October 15th 2008


2927 Comments


tim mcilrath gives me a boner


Digging: Future - Purple Reign

samcorey
October 20th 2008


4 Comments


as a semi-hardcore rise against fan i was a little dissapointed with this album after hearing re-education back in august. Some songs stand out such as hero of war (next swing life away), re-education, kotov syndrome, collapse, from heads unworthy, and the strength to go on. Other than these gems the rest was very mediocre. solid but not as good as siren.

TNY
October 26th 2008


571 Comments


Son of a bitch. Mid-tempo Rise Against is so damn boring. Fast and heavy. Its the only way to go for these guys.

TNY
October 26th 2008


571 Comments


probably a little more than Siren Song tbh


BOOOOOO

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2008


22391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Did SAMCOREY just rattle off 6 highlight tracks from this album & not mention 'Savior'...??? Good God!

rasputin
October 26th 2008


14800 Comments


We should kill him.

ninjuice
October 26th 2008


6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I'm torn between a 3.5 and 4 for this. I like all the songs, but several feel like filler at times.

I still don't see why Hero of War is so bad - yeah it's not "Roadside" or "Swing Life Away" but it's not bad either.



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