Sound — 9
On The Unraveling, Rise Against's first CD, they have a lot more of a hardcore-punk sound, unlike how their two newest releases have been more of a melodic punk. The band consists of Tim on vocals, Joe on bass and Brandon on drums like always. But, on guitar is Dan Precision, their first guitar player and Joe's former band member. On The Unraveling, Tim's scream is a lot more deeper; comparable to Spencer from Underoath's scream. My favorite tracks are "Gethsemane", "Six Ways 'Til Sunday", "Join The Ranks", "401 Kill", "The Art Of Losing" and "Everchanging."
Lyrics — 8
Tim's lyrics on this CD are a lot like most first punk bands lyrics would be. They have a lot to do with rebellion and some have to do with despair, but also have to do with trends and other light hearted things related to being younger. They fit real well with the music, and sometimes Tim screaming makes his words more intense and meaningful.
Overall Impression — 10
The Unraveling is definetly my favorite Rise Against CD. As their first CD, it captures more of a younger light hearted Rise Against. A lot of the songs are under two minutes, which I love, cause they are easy to learn and they packed 18 tracks on. I love every single socond of it! A must for any Rise Against, a strong recomendation for any hardcore punk fan.