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RISE AGAINST release “Tragedy + Time” lyric video

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The band’s seventh studio album was released on July 15, 2014. “Tragedy + Time” is their newest single. Enjoy.

Photo by Adrian Shields.

In conclusion, though this album seems to be a logical step in the evolution of Rise Against, I hesitate to call it their best work. While “The Black Market” is a solid album, the revolution embodied in the Rise Against name is not as powerful as it once was when the band was just starting out. Rise Against’s sound is as polished as ever before (even then, their sound is not too polished). Nevertheless, this approach may alienate fans who started to have problems with the band’s sound the last album.

With “The Black Market,” it seems that Rise Against has reached a creative crossroads. For their next album, Rise Against will have to decide whether to turn toward their old school punk roots or forward toward the more mainstream brand of rock that has vaguely promulgated itself on this album. / Ultimate Guitar

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