Rise Against debut new single
2011-01-17 by LightningJ | 85 Comments

Rise Against have posted a new song entitled 'Help is on the Way' on MySpace.

'Help is on the Way' was inspired by the aftermath of the BP oil spill and is taken from the band's forthcoming album, Endgame, which is scheduled for release on March 15.

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2011

23806 Comments


fuck yes, listening now

BlueW
January 17th 2011

2094 Comments


All hail the environmentally friendly america sux vegan mainstreamish melo hardcore band

mallen-
January 17th 2011

1235 Comments


pretty predicable but still not a bad song

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2011

23806 Comments


well that wasn't anything new for Rise Against but was still good.

"All hail the environmentally friendly america sux vegan mainstreamish melo hardcore band" stfu Rise Against's politics are one of the reasons I like them so much. hate them for their music fine but that comment just makes you look like a retard

Caspa
January 17th 2011

6 Comments


Appeal To Reason part II.



*Hopes the rest of the album isnt like this*

iswimfast
January 17th 2011

1289 Comments


S'alright. Sounds like appeal to reason, until the bridge, which was fairly awesome.

Digging: A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent

Satellite
January 17th 2011

20728 Comments


meh.

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

DinoX
January 17th 2011

3582 Comments


Song was pretty good but said help is on the way way too many times

North0House
January 17th 2011

1764 Comments


I kinda like anti-establishment geared lyrics in music. (ex: GY!BE's subtle hints of anarchism.)

But, I've never been a huge fan of Rise Against. They sound good and all, but I dunno, they just haven't changed enough over the years for me. It feels like they've sorta stuck to one general song formula. I'll listen to this though, because they're still a good band, I've just never loved them.

Letterbomb69
January 17th 2011

8 Comments


Cover looks amazing, song is too familiar. How many times can they make the same album? Hopefully there won't be
another misstep like Hero of War.

Douglas
January 17th 2011

9097 Comments


Was pretty standard Rise Against, tbh. Can only hope the rest of the album is a bit different.

Digging: James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

nash1311
January 17th 2011

1754 Comments


Band is golden.

Douglas
January 17th 2011

9097 Comments


That they are, but every album after SSFTCC is starting to sound like the exact same. Bearing in mind that TSATW is a 5

Arucard
January 17th 2011

575 Comments


Yeah, haven't they made the same album like five times now?

Kris.
January 17th 2011

12288 Comments


help is on the way*

Kris.
January 17th 2011

12288 Comments


song isn't bad but deff sounds like something that'd be on appeal to reason sigh

Satellite
January 17th 2011

20728 Comments


i'm predicting there'll be like 1 or 2 awesome songs and the rest will just be tim mcilrath prattling on about how greed and corruption are bad.

Kris.
January 17th 2011

12288 Comments


at least we still have rpm, sstcc and ts&tw =(

BoomBoom7221
January 17th 2011

4 Comments


This single was as disappointing as fruit stripe gum (if I can borrow the Family Guy reference).

Satellite
January 17th 2011

20728 Comments


yeah, and they still rule live.

if I can borrow the Family Guy reference

no you may not.

BoomBoom7221
January 17th 2011

4 Comments


no you may not.

It happened, it cannot be taken back...

SHAKEandBAKE
January 17th 2011

1310 Comments


The screams were a nice surprise

SHAKEandBAKE
January 17th 2011

1310 Comments


I am the coon

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 17th 2011

15881 Comments


meh.

Digging: Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

Satellite
January 17th 2011

20728 Comments


The screams were a nice surprise

that's what i said after banging your mom

Kris.
January 17th 2011

12288 Comments


"yeah, and they still rule live."

o ya they do lool

Satellite
January 17th 2011

20728 Comments


actually last time i saw them was in late '08 so idk

Yazz_Flute
January 17th 2011

18770 Comments


The article says both "Help Is On the Way" and "Hope Is On the Way" as the title fix that.


Digging: Eskaton - 4 Visions

SHAKEandBAKE
January 17th 2011

1310 Comments


"that's what I said after banging your mom"

I'll give it to you that was pretty clever.

NateT
January 18th 2011

185 Comments


I thought it was really good. Sounded like Appeal to Reason until about halfway through, but then he brought in the screams. I'm really anticipating the new album if its anything like this

crowing51
January 18th 2011

3448 Comments


meh[2]

Digging: Polyphia - Muse

WhiteNoise
January 18th 2011

3105 Comments


New Rise against and Yellowcard song in the same day! I'm happy!

Apollo
January 18th 2011

10290 Comments


meh [3]

FearThyEvil
January 18th 2011

12480 Comments


Hope to god the album is much better.

pizzamachine
January 18th 2011

12571 Comments


Doubt it.

Spec
January 18th 2011

27135 Comments


Thought it was pretty cool.

Digging: Rinoa - An Age Among Them

qwe3
January 18th 2011

21355 Comments


oh hey a bad rise against song surprising

Aspenshadow
January 18th 2011

307 Comments


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Etc.

TheFantasticDangler
January 18th 2011

1154 Comments


Hmmm, boring

Digging: Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Ire
January 18th 2011

41754 Comments


meh.

Yozzy
January 18th 2011

36 Comments


They are quickly becoming the definition of mediocrity, which is too bad. For a band that just got better and better, they suddenly screeched to a halt and turned to the other direction. Good for them for preaching what they believe when it comes to politics, but it's time to go back to what made them stand out. Siren Song is one of my favourite albums ever and it kills me to know that they'll never sound like that again. I may just pass this album completely, unless I hear a strong enough recption leads me to do otherwise. Until then, this album, and maybe even this band, one of my original favourites, is off my radar.

Crymsonblaze
January 18th 2011

7479 Comments


Yeah it was pretty average. Hopefully the album's better.

tapitforever
January 18th 2011

1243 Comments


song's average for rise against, which means its slightly above average in general

they really need a spark of creativity or something though

OllieS
January 18th 2011

2030 Comments


This album better not suck as much as 'Appeal To Reason'

NorwichScene
January 18th 2011

1415 Comments


Best song is Drones. This didn't excite me..

Digging: Twin Atlantic - Great Divide

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
January 18th 2011

20856 Comments


Pretty good... There's definitely some recycling going on, but I like the tempo switches, screaming, etc... on the 2nd half.

And just remember guys; the highlights on 'Appeal To Reason' were NOT the first couple of singles.

jcfiasco
January 18th 2011

465 Comments


i agree with whoever said they abused the "help is on the way" deal.

still a decent song, not bad for their first single. Im hoping the album will have a little more soul though?

I want another revolutions per minute

Captain North
January 18th 2011

6784 Comments


One of their better songs imo.

Damrod
Moderator
January 18th 2011

1093 Comments


Wow, I'm underwhelmed...

It's ok, but after the Self-Titled EP I hoped for something more... edgy. Maybe this is only the radio friendly song to please the kids, and the album has more of an RPM/SSOTCC appeal.

Here's to not losing hope for this one

Deathcar
January 18th 2011

1534 Comments


Not fantastic, but still, better than some of the melo-hardcore/punk that's out there.

Sanders
January 18th 2011

2345 Comments


"And just remember guys; the highlights on 'Appeal To Reason' were NOT the first couple of singles."

This. Saviour was such a great track.

Captain North
January 18th 2011

6784 Comments


^I just listened to that album for the first time and Saviour is the one track that really stuck out. Their lyrics often get boring as fuck, but they're great in that, especially for the simple line of "I don't hate you"

FelixCulpa
January 18th 2011

1239 Comments


Eh, was okay. Still I'll assume there are better songs on the album. Solid band anyhow.

pmmets07
January 18th 2011

5865 Comments


One of their better songs imo.

No.

Revolutions Per Minute roolz. now they're lame

BrutalMetal94
January 18th 2011

7 Comments


Meh, Nothing compared to SSOFTCC or their earlier works. Rise Against was my a great band...Appeal to Reason sucks and this doesn't sound much different.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2011

8780 Comments


mediocre as all hell

PinkBlackberry
January 18th 2011

2346 Comments


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

CrisStyles
January 18th 2011

767 Comments


"Appeal To Reason part II."

^if the rest of the album is going to be like this, pretty much.

rollnchew
January 18th 2011

85 Comments


Slightly average for them but I'm still stoked for the new album.

TomAkaVeto
January 18th 2011

1624 Comments


I used to love this band back when they were good. This shit sucks, though. This song just sounds like a watered-
down version of what they used to be.

AmericnZero02
January 18th 2011

3337 Comments


These guys can do no wrong imo. I do hope the rest of the album is a little heavier and fresher though.

DurzoBlint
January 18th 2011

1173 Comments


Boring. Go back to your old sound already please.

drinkinirishtonight
January 18th 2011

9 Comments


nothing special, bridge is legit tho

Serpento
January 18th 2011

2351 Comments


this is so =/

eatmorchickin
January 18th 2011

76 Comments


boring until the first half of the bridge then it got boring again.

danielito19
January 18th 2011

4877 Comments


Zach Blair is the worst thing to happen to this band. This sounds like Appeal to Reason Pt. 2. And AtR sucked.

JoeEspionage
January 18th 2011

60 Comments


Stupid Myspace. I like the song, standard Rise Against. MOAR screaming pleez!

renegadestrings
January 18th 2011

1440 Comments


every single song on Appeal To Reason is better than this song... even From Heads Unworthy. even Hero Of War.
but, as always, judgement will be reserved until the album drops.

FishPhoenix
January 18th 2011

93 Comments


Not terrible, not amazing either. It's alright. Appeal to Reason has better songs than this.

fromtheinside
January 18th 2011

18041 Comments


Too many people sayin siren song is their best when its clearly the sufferer and the witness. Will listen to so this soon

Digging: Transcending Bizarre? - The Serpent's Manifolds

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2011

7023 Comments


Sufferer is their best. This song is alright but very formulaic.

Digging: FKA twigs - LP1

Romulus
January 18th 2011

8423 Comments


not to be that guy who says siren song is their best but...

anyway song is pretty eh. i except the album will be around appeal to reason level

Captain North
January 18th 2011

6784 Comments


Everyone of their albums is mostly filler and a few ridiculously great tracks. I presume this will be the same.

LightningJ
January 18th 2011

120 Comments


Wow, don't even know how I missed "Hope is on the Way" >_> Just fixed it, though.

Awesomesauce
January 18th 2011

1084 Comments


Standard 2008- Rise Against.

demigod!
January 18th 2011

44147 Comments


troo hxc

Digging: Failure - Magnified

Winsomniac
January 18th 2011

7968 Comments


Help better be on the way, because this song is boring.

seifer
January 21st 2011

1006 Comments


well will be waitin for the album

Satellite
January 21st 2011

20728 Comments


this was on the shitty rock station at work last night. so so so bad.

Hook
January 21st 2011

9 Comments


Great verses, boring chorus. Still its Rise Against and they'll always produce something great.

ashcrash9
January 21st 2011

385 Comments


Sounds like Hairline Fracture 2.0. Still not bad though.

danielito19
January 21st 2011

4877 Comments


uuuughghgh. This song sucked...

wittwright
January 21st 2011

679 Comments


The amount of disapointment I feel from listening to this song is impossible to convey in words...

Pessimist
January 21st 2011

191 Comments


Rather bland song...

Found out today that their album is coming out on my birthday, cool.

Edit: Take that back, I loved the ending.

StolenIdentity
January 26th 2011

235 Comments


First half is mediocre and bland. Second half a bit better.

Still nowhere near their best.



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