Rise Against – Audience of One single review

5 stars (out of 5)


Rise Against - Audience of OneAudience of One is the latest single to be released from Rise Against’s fifth studio album, Appeal to Reason. The Chicago rockers have already received rave reviews for their new album, which opened at number 3 on the American Billboard 200, making it their highest charting album so far.

If this single is anything to go by, I can see why. Straight away the powerful melody got my attention; it’s the perfect opening to a punk-rock song. Often I need a few listens to decide if I like a song or not, but we’re only 20 seconds or so into this track and it’s definitely a keeper.

Lead singer Tim Mcllrath’s strong vocals then join the party, and already this track has an anthem feel to it. The chorus picks up the pace with simple but effective guitar work and is complimented by Mcllrath’s powerful voice. It’s strong and dominating, and sounds best with the volume on full blast.

The line of “maybe we’ve outgrown, all the things that we once loved” possibly points to a change of style from Rise Against, and if anything their music has matured rather than gone backwards.

Towards the end of the song it seems like it is finished but then is launched back into, which is a nice surprise, I’m glad to be getting more.

Overall I strongly urge you to get this single, and probably the album too if this track is anything to go by.

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