Rise Against! Such energy. Such passion. Such adrenaline. Such is the expression I'd give to this melodic-underground-angst-punk outfit. If this band was a brand, you know what the USPs would be? It would be the seasoned vocals that blend so well with raw guitars.
For the past 2 months, I've been listening to both their albums, The Sufferer & The Witness and Siren Song of The Counter-Culture. Boy have both the entire albums motivated me! You know how it is sometimes when there's this one or two particular tracks that just give you a push in life. A reason to go on and stuff like that. Well, this is one band that does it well for me.
Lyrically, they make one listen to the words. Musically, it just bursts with so much energy. They kinda remind me of the earlier days of Offspring's Smash album. Yeah, it's that kinda energy! Those who have played Need For Speed Underground would be familiar with their hit song, Give it All, a track packed with adrenaline.
All in all, this is one fantastic band. Thumbs up for sure!
My rating: 9.5/10