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Siren Song of the Counter-Culture

Rise AgainstAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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listen12. Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated 4:14$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Doomsday scenarios are often predictive about an ending in life, revealing just what would occur if the world pushed itself to the brink of extinction. And the term “endgame” typically parallels such thinking, often evoking concepts of finality or termination.

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  • Audio CD (August 10, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • ASIN: B0002KQOGW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,603 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Chicago's Rise Against might be seen as an outcast amongst its peers. Armed with The fury of classic punk acts such as Minor Threat & Bad Brains, they blend Intelligent vocals with a serious commitment to providing a positive alternative to the oft-dreary & disenchanted aura that engulfs most punk bands. "There are so many bands that sing about negative things, & we kind of wanted to show people it's OK to voice your opinions & stay positive. We just wanted to be more productive, lyrically." - JOE PRINCIPE.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relief in the form of an album February 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I thank Rise Against. If it wasn't for this band, I would have turned my back on punk rock utterly and totally. I was desperate, I was anxious, and I was alone. Bad Religion had just released their latest album, along with Social D and Pennywise. I had bought them and listened to them until I was sick of them. I had no where else to turn. I bought a couple nu-metal albums, a couple rap albums, and even a couple compilations. I was disappointed in punk rock. All of these new punk bands were pissing me off in a way that only God himself could understand. I chanced upon this album by flirting with one of the hot goth chicks up at Hot Topic. She told me about this band and said I need to check out this album. I thank that Hot Topic chick, I thank her to this very second in time. This CD blew me the f*ck away like a slug from a shotgun in the dome at point-blank range followed by a dump truck unloading about 100 pounds of cow sh*t on top of me and letting dung beatles feast on my remains. That's what happened. I was shocked. This album is by far one of the best albums I have EVER heard. I immediately bought "Black Masks and Gasoline" and "The Unravelling". "Black Masks" was equally as good but "The Unravelling" left me a little disappointed. But that's besides the point, this album alone is enough to rekindle the old punk rock spirit in a young punk rock kid.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best hardcore punk album in a long time! September 11, 2005
By Morton
Format:Audio CD
Rise Against is a band I have always liked, ever since they released their first album back in the day. To me it seems like punk is getting worse and worse as time goes by, but Rise Against seems to be getting better and better with each passing album, and here on Siren Song of The Counter Culture everything seems to be working perfectly. The vocals are great and the guitar is just as amazing this time around, and the lyrics/songwriting has never been better I dont know if they will ever top this album.

The album opens with maybe the hardest song on the album, 'State Of The Union' which features some killer vocals and is a great rocker to start off the album. perfect opener! 'The First Drop' is pretty cool but nothing really to stand out. 'Life Less Frightening' is a cool song one of the better ones on the album, mostly screaming on this song instead of singing but it really works for this song, I just hope that all the screaming doesnt kill the amazing vocals the guy has. 'Paper Wings' was the first single off the album and it didnt really do a whole lot on the radio or on the charts but it is a really really good song so I dont see why. 'Blood To Bleed' is good but not really special, but the next song sure is. 'To Them These Streets Belong' is one of the best songs on the album and one of the best song I have heard in a really long time, it starts off all slow and goes full throtal in to total punk and it's just plain amazing, a truly great song. The next song is my favorite song on the album, 'Tip The Scales' is such a killer song, even though the guitarriff is pretty repetitive I still love it and this is easily the best song on the album anyone who hears this song wount be able to help but love it to death! It's gonna be a classic if they ever release it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing..period February 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
the first time i heard Rise Against was online..i was blown away.. they were so awesome.. great rythm, the album you wont stop listenin to. herrs the break down kiddies:

1)State of the Union- awesome song, great intro 10/10

2)The First Drop- cool song, ittl get stuck in your head 8/10

3)Life Less Frightening- also.. cool song..lovin the bridge 8/10

4)Paper Wings- f**** awesome song, amazing beat 11/10

5)Blood To Bleed- eh.. the only week song on here 6/10

6)To Them These Streets Belong- great song.. 9/10

7)Tip The Scales- repeat button*click* 10/10

8)Anywhere But Here- amazing song..period 10.5/10

9)Give It All- tied for the best song on me the chills when he comes on on his own and screems "we give it all"..100/10

10)Dancing for Rain-its a good song. but usally is skipped for the next one 8/10

11)Swing Life Away- great acoustic song.. just amazing..15/10

12)Roumers of My Demise...- awesome cd ending.. tied for the best song on here 100/10

really.. you wont be sorry if you purchase this album.. i love it.. gets played all the way through most every time.. great way to spend $10, it is always in my stero and i bet it will have its own special place in yours for it too (im not tryin to jerk any tears here) haha but seriously.. awesome cd
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They give it all... September 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
YES, it is true, they have gotten better, if thats even possible. Give it all ,swing life away, anywhere but here, and every other song on this CD gives it all the depth you need. Tim as I said in my reveiw for there first album is one of the greatest singers alive. The only song I don't love to death is Dancing in rain, but who cares, still an awesome cd. My favorite song is undoubtably "Rumors of my demise have been greatly exagerated".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best cds ever December 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This cd is one of the best cds ever. Rise against manages to combine hard-core punk rock with acoustic rock in a beatiful way. Tim's singing is excellent and because of its raspiness and anger definitely fits in with the tone of the album. When i bought this cd i spent a month listening to nothing but Rise Against. This will be the best $15 or so dollars you will ever spend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid amazon for this LP
Do not buy this from amazon! Swing life away track had substantial distortion on the vocal. Sound quality on this LP is horrible. Read more
Published 26 days ago by kinger
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much....
I gave the album a 3. There's too much screaming in a lot of their songs. I don't really know the history or origin of the band, but I gave them a 3 because of one song. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jtracer
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Rise Against, need I say more?
I love having this album on record. My car stereo is awful, so it's nice to here the album as it's meant to be. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary Crowley
3.0 out of 5 stars i was expecting more
i always been a huge fan of rise against and i love the album but the quality a that vinyl sucks( maybe its juste my copy i dont know) . Read more
Published 5 months ago by Karl Delorme
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Rise Against album
Music is a personal preference but this album is among my favorites. Maybe I'm one of the few that still likes to possess a hard copy of my music but I do and this cd came new in... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jay E.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I've liked this band for a while so it's natural I would like this CD. Early one, but still good.
Published 19 months ago by Brian
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it
I got this as a gift and i liked it so much i had my freind let me borrow it.
Published 21 months ago by Rebel
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums of my youth
This was pretty much the theme song of my high school years. I love this album and nearly every song on it.
Published 22 months ago by Christopher Michael Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!
Love this album by far one of my favorites of all time. One of the few cds i can put in a listen to every song all the way till the end
Published 23 months ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album!
Rise Against is one of my favorite bands. All of their music is awesome. This is their second album and it is a good one.
Published 23 months ago by Paul M. Frasca
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