As with all Rise Against albums "Appeal to Reason" Follows the similar political / get off your ass and do something mentality you would expect from the previous releases. Following the "give up" attitude and apathy many people both young and old have after the last 8 years of living under Bush control "Appeal to Reason" is a birght light and wake up call to everyone to not give up or give in and to well rise against the current trend of laziness of apathetic train of thought.
This album has many ground breaking and mind opening songs that really draw out the funk of the last seveal years and show that there is some hope to live for. Appeal to reason has epic songs that are charged with power and reason that will keep you playing songs on repeat and singing along like "The Strengtht To Go On" or Collapse.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this album. Not only is this a great release with many outstanding songs as should be expected by Rise Against but lyrically the album is brilliant and though provoking.
1. Collapse (Post-Amerika)
2. Long Forgotten Sons
3. Re-Education (Through Labor)
4. The Dirt Whispered
5. Kotov Syndrome
6. From Heads Unworthy
7. The Strength to Go Onv 8. Audience of One
10. Hero of War
12. Hairline Fracture (ft. Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio)
13. Whereabouts Unknown
Tim McIlrath: lead vocals/guitar
Zach Blair: guitar/vocals
Joe Principe: bass/vocals
Brandon Barnes: drums