Rise against have grabbed thousands of ears and spread their sound through the bodies of those they infect to just scream along and jump and dance and cause chaos in bedrooms and parties over the world.
a little less politics in this album and more teenage feeling at times, but still hits all the nerves inside you that make you just say "wow"
this album is certain to continue the legacy that will become the rise against story.
from the first track it hits you and hits you hard. tracks you can't sit still to listening, songs that make you want to play the guitar or the drums or the bass or just sing and scream and relate!
injection, worth dying for, bricks, survive, good left undone are to name but a few highlights, heart racing songs, pounding into you soul with fist of emotions. tims lyrics are so story board at times and so poetic, words and phrases that no one else could write or even think of, no one else could make work.
songs to riot to are accompanied by songs to cry to. roadside is the slowest of the albums offerings, a powerful song that leaves a footprint on the listener.
the amazing and possibly best song on the album is the approaching curve. not my favourite, not a mosh pit or fight song. but a clever story of a car ride with tension and a sense they have come to an end in their journey but not in the car.
this record is essential to any rocker or emo kid with a clenched fist and a broken heart!