Endgame

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Following in the footsteps of the wildly successful Appeal to Reason, Rise Against deliver another blast of driving, politically charged, melodic hardcore with Endgame. While their sound isn't as fiery as it used to be, the band has dialed up the intensity with their message, telling a tale of an America that's been through one disaster after another, and the kind of world that we might be able to find on the other side of the darkness, providing listeners with a rallying cry to get up and do something about the world if they don't like the way it is. Musically, Rise Against are as solid as ever, but this time around, it feels like a lot of the heavy lifting is being ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Following in the footsteps of the wildly successful Appeal to Reason, Rise Against deliver another blast of driving, politically charged, melodic hardcore with Endgame. While their sound isn't as fiery as it used to be, the band has dialed up the intensity with their message, telling a tale of an America that's been through one disaster after another, and the kind of world that we might be able to find on the other side of the darkness, providing listeners with a rallying cry to get up and do something about the world if they don't like the way it is. Musically, Rise Against are as solid as ever, but this time around, it feels like a lot of the heavy lifting is being done by singer Tim McIlrath. At times, McIlrath seems to be channeling the thought-provoking lyricism of Greg Graffin (and even sounds like him here in there), providing listeners with a frank and honest picture of what's going on in the world, concerning himself more with what he thinks people need to hear than what they want to hear on tracks like "Broken Mirrors." Though it could be said that Rise Against have ditched their punk roots for a more radio-friendly approach, the sound of Endgame feels more like a logical progression than a good old-fashioned selling out. As the band has grown as both individuals and musicians, so has its sound. The great thing about punk is that it's not how you say something, it's what you're saying, and Rise Against are still a band with plenty to say. All the d-beats and raw vocals in the world don't mean a thing if you don't have a message you believe in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602527630625
  • Catalog Number: 001532602
  • Sales rank: 8,063

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rise Against Primary Artist
Brandon Barnes Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Chad Price Background Vocals
Zach Blair Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Matt Skiba Background Vocals
Joe Principe Bass, Background Vocals, Group Member
Stacie Stevenson Background Vocals
Tim McIlrath Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Tess Young Background Vocals
Maddie Stevenson Background Vocals
Miles Stevenson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Bill Stevenson Producer, Engineer
Brian Frank Marketing
Jason Livermore Producer, Engineer
Andrew Berlin Engineer, Additional Production
Rise Against Composer
Tim McIlrath Composer
Missy Worth Management
Dina Hovsepian Artwork
Brad Townsend Engineer
Andrew Shubert Engineer
Kavi Halemane Marketing Coordinator
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