This is the seventh studio album by US punk band Rise Against.
They made their name when their brand of left wing political punk railed against the George W Bush regime. It cut with the radical mood at the time.
The Black Market still takes aim at the band’s usual targets, but also has tracks that are a lot more introspective with personal lyrics.
Great tracks include I Don’t Want to Be Here and the Great Die-Off with hard-hitting riffs and melodic vocals from guitarist and lead singer, Tim McIlrath.
Some tracks have a more “poppy” element, but the album is sure to please diehard fans too.
The Eco-Terrorist in Me is a standard Rise Against number. It is reminiscent of classics like State of the Union from its third album Siren Song of the Counter-Culture.
It’s well worth a listen.