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Revolutions Per Minute
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However, The Unraveling was a completely surprising debut. It was a strong, original melodic hardcore record, puctuated by a uniquely heavy rhythm section, and Tim's standout vocals.
Well, Revolutions Per Minute easily tops The Unraveling.
To begin, it's a lot darker than their debut; lyrically and melodically. While their previous record had more upbeat and nearly poppy passages, Revolutions... seems to spend much of it's 37 minutes in a simultaneously furious and reflective place. It feels more honest, and personal, and achieves a real catharsis. It certainly comes from a familiar place; double-tempo guitars, those heavy Fat-produced guitars, speedy vocals, but it ends up somewhere different altogether.
Tracks like "Black Masks & Gasoline" and "Amber Changing" play off a emotional punk sense, while other songs like "Dead Ringer" and "To the Core" are almost pure raging hardcore. It's apparent that the band is writing more as a unit now, and it comes through in the seamless bridges between vocals and instrumentation.
While the band is clearly coming from a hardcore and punk background, it genuinely doesn't sound like anything I've heard. Many people have tried to blend punk and hardcore like this, but mostly we end up with the weakest bits of hardcore, and the weakest bits of punk, kind of mashed together. Instead, on "Revolutions..." we get an impressive sense of melody with a really visceral hardcore edge.
I can say this: Revolutions Per Minute is easily among the best records you'll hear this year. A perfect blend of hardcore and melodic punk, without any of the usual trappings of the genre.
Certainly worth picking up. I'd give it four and a half stars if I could, but I usually round up on Amazon.com.
Buy this album now. Rise.
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un des meilleurs albums de rise against, moins commercial sans etre trop destroy, c est un excellent album, a avoir absolument si vous aimez rise againstPublished on Aug. 12 2013 by Genny
Well well,,what can l say about Rise Against, besides that they are totally awesome and they give Punk Rock a hell of a name. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Jamie
Rise Against Rules!!! This album is awesome. A lot of great covers and the stuff they wrote is amazing. Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Jasonian Revolution
3 words for you ----------> BEST CD EVER!
I learned 'bout rise against through anti-flag. I bought a copy of this cd and it became my favorite cd. Read more
Revolutions Per Minute is honestly one of the best CDs I have heard in a long time. I love McIlrath's vocals throughout every track. Read morePublished on May 21 2004
I am awstruck by this CD. I find myself listening to it two or three times a day. I never get bored of the music. Before I got this CD, I had no idea who they were. Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by Jbrown9031
The first time i heard this album is on the Tony Hawks underground sound track,where it plays 'like the angel' which i think is a class song. Read morePublished on April 16 2004
i saw rise against live when they warmed up for anti flag and they were awesome. after i saw them live i bought this cd and was blown away. Read morePublished on April 13 2004
I had a punk station online while at work and Rise Against came on and the song stood out enough for me remember the name of the band. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by Timothy Prati