Old rona may be hanging around like a party guest who’s overstayed their welcome, but …
It takes 60 seconds for Rise Against‘s new album Nowhere Generation to make you feel at home.
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Starting with a ‘Battle Of The Hymn’ inspired war-tune which is cut off by ascending riffs and Tim Mcllrath’s beloved vocals, The Numbers makes you rediscover exactly what it is about the group’s sound that has made them so iconic for all these years.
With their unique sound being a staple of punk rock for over 2 decades now, Nowhere Generation further solidifies that Rise Against are one of the most relevant and important punk acts ever. Tackling the album’s themes, title track Nowhere Generation, sees Mcllrath question the future laid out for American youth and the far-fetched notion of ‘The American realm’ whilst Sudden Urge gives listeners a dose of energy with its upbeat pop-rock chorus.
With their unique sound being a staple of punk rock for over 2 decades now, Nowhere Generation further solidifies that Rise Against are one of the most relevant and important punk acts ever.
Broken Dreams Inc provides a glimpse into the band’s influences with Joe Principe’s bass strings being loosened …a hell of a lot Broken Dreams Inc adds the flavour you’d normally find in 90’s punk hardcore. Middle Of A Dream and Monarch also maintain the punk-hardcore influence and see Rise Against dabble into a sound that feels straight out of the Bad Religion handbook, showing a different direction for the band. Rules Of Play marks itself as the perfect closer that will undoubtedly be a crowd favourite, giving listeners one more chance to go wild before the album rings out. As a closer, it upholds the album’s sound by not dropping its punk-rock intensity for a moment … What more could you want?
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