Sound — 9
This bands sound is incredible, the way they blend in the guitar (adimittedly, it is full of power chords, but what can be expected from punk). Powerful, raw energy channeled to this listener via music, this band is sure to blow you away. All of the songs are different, so you won't get bored. If you have heard any of the band's other CD's, you will most certainly not be dissapointed with this album. Personally I own every album they have released, and I think that this one is by far the best, but that is only my opinion, and I've listened to all their other songs at least 50 times, so maybe it's just the fact that the songs are new =p the only drawback I find is that one song is mostly speaking, and I bought the CD to hear singing, not speaking.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics. Definitly the strongest point with this band. the lyrics are simply amazing. All you have to do is read the lyrics to see how much work and thought this band puts into their music. Strong, agressive lyrics, very very meaningful, I have yet to see an album with better lyrics. The lyrics also blend perfectly with the music, and the vocalist is very talented, which go well together hehe. The vocalist manages to have a raspy voice that is also melodious, in a very unique way, difficult to explain.
Overall Impression — 9
The album is most defintly the best of all of their albums released so far. Their most impressive songs would have to be Injection and The Good Left Undone, both with excellent lyrics and a catchy melody. I love the lyrics this CD offers, the way they blend with music is amazing. I can't say I really hate anything about this album, unless it's the fact that there arent enough songs on it. I listen to it, and then again, and again. The album is only about 45 minutes long, and it goes through quickly when you are listening to it. The only way to experience is to, obviously, buy the CD, like moi, and no stealing! Otherwise they will be forced to get a normal job and no more music making for Rise Against, and it will be your fault! If this CD was stolen erm. I'd find the thief, burn him alive, and buy another one, rinse and repeat if it happens again.