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The Black Market by Rise Against

by Ellie May
Issue No. 2416

Sleeve of The Black Market

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.

Rise Against
Interscope Records
Out now

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Tue 12 Aug 2014, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2416
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