Rise Against
Rise Against 7"


4.0
excellent

Review

by Blindsided USER (64 Reviews)
June 5th, 2009 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fat Wreck Chords revives the hardcore side of Rise Against but still leaves the good melodic right where it should be.

Rise Against, on vinyl and it’s only being pressed to 5000 copies, how can I resist? This 2 song EP brings Rise Against back to Fat Wreck Chords after a 3 album stint with Geffen. Although they did come back for a couple songs I sincerely doubt they will come back for their next full length. This EP which was only pressed to vinyl comes only as more of a collectors type for those serious Rise Against fans out there. I was excited to order this but after getting it I realized it was maybe more than just exciting for the fans but maybe for the band too.

One of the tracks off this record is called “Grammatizator.” This song really brings me back to the days of Revolutions Per Minute because it really helps me remember who Rise Against were before The Sufferer & The Witness. It’s fast paced and full of energy just like you want your Rise Against to be. This one clocks in at just over 2 minutes so it’s the perfect length for a good hardcore/punk song. It offers more of the scream style singing that Tim used during the first 3 albums and the style he used during his days with The Killing Tree. The second song, “Voice Of Dissent” is a great example of the same material that came out during the last 2 albums by Rise Against. Twelve seconds shorter than the previous song, “Voice Of Dissent” is a song that rectifies Rise Against for what they are now transforming into.

Like I said earlier this is more so a collector’s item when it comes to buying it. If you can find it download both of the songs and give them a listen. The more fast paced “Grammatizator” gives hope for some older Rise Against to become popular again but “Voice Of Dissent” is a really good addition to the Rise Against catalog as well. Considering that both of them are b-sides of Appeal To Reason they pull both of them off really well and leave the listener trying to decide which one would make better material for the next album.



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Douglas
June 5th 2009


9201 Comments


I don't think Ill bother with this.

Blindsided
June 5th 2009


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I thought you were a Rise Against fanboy?

Douglas
June 5th 2009


9201 Comments


I am, though from what I have gathered this seems like a lot of effort to get my hands on since I have been searching. And I probably wont buy it for just 2 tracks.

Blindsided
June 5th 2009


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I can probably get you the 2 songs guy.
Voice is worth the trouble I think.

gaslightanthem
June 5th 2009


5209 Comments


4 for two songs?

Blindsided
June 5th 2009


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's not quantity it's quality. Plus I'm a fanboy..shit.

gaslightanthem
June 5th 2009


5209 Comments


holy fuck

Serpento
June 5th 2009


2351 Comments


first song is pretty great, second one is ehh

rasputin
June 5th 2009


14555 Comments


rise against more like pies in tents

gaslightanthem
June 5th 2009


5209 Comments


so i go shooting with my dad sometimes ...

ninjuice
June 6th 2009


6760 Comments


rise against more like pies in tents

Oh man we got a comedian here

joshuatree
Emeritus
June 6th 2009


3742 Comments


Oh man we got a comedian here

ninjuice
June 6th 2009


6760 Comments


Echo

Echo


Echo




Echo

AtavanHalen
June 6th 2009


17927 Comments


Pointless release

Coma1996
July 8th 2009


26 Comments


Tim lost a bet with Fat Mike when NOFX and Rise Against were on tour together. This was what was at stake.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 8th 2009


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^^^ Yeah, that's what I saw a few months back as well.

I'm a fanboy & even I didn't look hard for this. At the end of the day, it's only 4 minutes worth... & that's what makes it tricky to rate, since both songs are pretty good. It's obviously a lot heavier than the album ('ATR') whose recording session these songs came from. Although, 'Voice of Dissent' does have a catchy melody. 'Grammatizator' didn't really sink in for me until I had the lyrics in front of me, which are so excellent that I probably prefer that track now. It's just a shame that the production here is a little too raw. I agree that this is more of a collector's piece than anything else.

shindip
November 15th 2009


3536 Comments


Such an utterly badass album cover, they should have used it for an actual album

Deathcar
November 17th 2009


1534 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Even if it's not worth tracking down the vinyl, it's worth getting hold of the songs anyway, both excellent additions to the Rise Against discography, and I really hope they have some more heavier tracks like this on their next album.

Damrod
Moderator
February 10th 2010


1093 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Check out the tracks on YouTube, you can stream them there.

The songs are awesome, and give hope that Rise Against might be able to find their balls again and write some ass kicking songs in the ways of "Siren Song..." or "Revolutions...".

The biggest pro is that Tim sounds like he stands behind the songs 100%, and does not sound like he was forced or plain bored with the songs he sings (like 90% on Appeal To Reason)

Scarecrow792
February 12th 2010


4 Comments


I can't think of a much more cliche punk song than "voice of dissent". It sounds like a joke.



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