Endgame Pounding out Metallica-size riffs and hammering cowbells, and occasionally lurching to a crawl, Chicago quartet Rise Against toggle between arena-metal overkill and anthemic Bad Religion-style… Endgame Pounding out Metallica-size riffs and hammering cowbells, and occasionally lurching to a crawl, Chicago quartet Rise Against toggle between arena-metal overkill and anthemic Bad Religion-style… 2011-03-15 Rise Against Rock DGC
Music Review

Endgame (2011)

Rise Against | GAME OVER Rise Against's latest album
GAME OVER Rise Against's latest album
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 15, 2011; Lead Performance: Rise Against; Genre: Rock; Production: DGC

Pounding out Metallica-size riffs and hammering cowbells, and occasionally lurching to a crawl, Chicago quartet Rise Against toggle between arena-metal overkill and anthemic Bad Religion-style punk. Endgame, rife with doomsday images, plays to both the band's strengths (shout-from-the-rooftops melodies) and weaknesses (a flair for the melodramatic). Fortunately, singer Tim McIlrath's vein-popping zeal keeps things on course. B

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Originally posted Mar 16, 2011 Published in issue #1147 Mar 25, 2011 Order article reprints
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