Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rise Against doesn't want to be here anymore. It totally sounds like it.

The last couple of albums from Rise Against may not have been their best but in spite of that the Chicago punk rockers have remained on my watch list. Their new single "I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore" isn't a bad song necessarily; it just doesn't do anything to convince me they're righting the ship. It is a bland and unspectacular lead single that sounds like the same warmed over affair they've been pumping out for years. This includes literally everything, from the intro riffs and melody to the vague spirit of rebellion, and all the way down to inevitable slower part that comes right before the oh so passe final fist pumping chorus. We'll see if the guys have anything better in store when The Black Market drops in full next month.

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