When I was fifteen I stumbled across this band and got my first taste of punk music beyond the burned CD discretely slipped to me by cousin at a family reunion. I was hooked. It's almost a decade later and they have maintained the fire, passion and humanity in their music that first drew me in. Just listen as Tim McIlrath jumps from smooth melodies to screaming and then flawlessly slides into calm reasoning with the listener or as bassist, Joe Principe and drummer, Brandon Bames, both prove their skill in this album, combining skill, talent and the raw emotion that characterizes the genre and I'm sure you'll find something you like. Personally, I love that this band appears to actually have the convictions they sing about. Rather than Rise Against simply whining on stage about things they don't like, this band actually attempts to enact change through a number of political and social movements. Actual integrity in this modern age is appreciated and respected.