Rise Against - The Sufferer and The Witness - 2006 Rock + Pop Punk - Sealed LP

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Rise Against - The Sufferer and The Witness

Label: Geffen Records

– B0006976-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 04 Jul 2006


2018  RE
Genre: Rock
Style: Hardcore, Punk

A1 Chamber The Cartridge
A2 Injection
A3 Ready To Fall
A4 Bricks
A5 Under The Knife
A6 Prayer Of The Refugee
A7 Drones

B1 Approaching Curve
B2 Worth Dying For
B3 Behind Closed Doors
B4 Roadside
B5 Good Left Undone
B6 Survive
B7 But Tonight We Dance


Recorded At – The Blasting Room
Recorded At – Resonate Sound
Mixed At – Resonate Sound
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Geffen Records
Copyright (c) – Geffen Records
Manufactured By – Universal Music Distribution
Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution


Arranged By [String And Piano] – Andrew Berlin, Christopher Jak, Johnny Schou
Art Direction, Design – JP Robinson, Todd Russell
Artwork [Illustrations] – Andrew Zbihlyj
Backing Vocals – Chad Price, Emily Schambra
Bass, Backing Vocals – Joe Principe
Drums – Brandon Barnes (2)
Engineer – Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore
Engineer [Additional] – Andrew Berlin, Johnny Schou
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Chris Chasse
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge
Mixed By [Assisted By] – Dim-E
Photography By – Stacie Stevenson
Producer – Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore
Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics By [All Lyrics] – Tim McIlrath
Written-by [All Songs], Performer [All Songs] – Rise Against

I was all prepared to accuse Rise Against off selling out after the release of their single "Swing Life Away" from "Siren Song of the Counter Culture," released in 2004. But after listening to their 2006 album "The Sufferer and the Witness" I realize that they haven't sold out, they have simply outgrown the limitations of the punk-genre. And it's all good.

2001 saw the release of "The Unraveling," a quality punk album with 16 tracks clocking in at under 37 minutes. (Do the math.) With 2003 came "Revolutions Per Minute," which is as much hardcore as punk with its pummeling drums and group-shouted refrains. "Siren Song" displays Rise Against's evolution as a band, mixing into the hardcore-punk base a few more fleshed-out rock songs that break out of the three chord mold. At a mainstream length 12 songs and 40 minutes and the inclusion of several acoustic moments (not to mention the MTV-embraced "Swing Life Away"), this album shows definite growth.

Now we have the completion of the process, "The Sufferer and the Witness." The leadoff track "Chamber the Cartridge" proves their punk bona fides have not withered away. Next is "Injection" and the pattern of complex, melodic punk-rock is established. Most of the album continues with this pattern, with occasional deviations, always for the better. Some of the best tracks are in the middle of the album. "Prayer of the Refugee" for example begins with an acoustic-ballad sound before roaring into a dramatically uptempo screaming chorus. Next is "Drones," which hews toward punk-emo if there is such a thing, and I mean that in a good way. Rise Against forgoes the typical social commentary/establishment criticism for a personal song with the refrain "If you see me please just walk on by, walk on by...forget my name, and I'll forget it too."

"The Sufferer and the Witness" might not be a purely-punk album, but neither is it a sell-out album. It is, simply, an awesome, genre-defying rock masterpiece showing a band at the apex of their career

Rise Against - Intro/Chamber The Cartridge

Great song, great album, great band
this is noise... no this is the greatest combination off noises that has ever been made

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Rise Against - Injection / Done With The Compass

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Rise Against - Drones (Live House of Blues, Boston

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Geffen
Color Black