I Rise impressed me with their showing on the split with Soul Control with their ability to rewrite the best riffs from all the 90's hardcore greats and still come up with something that doesn't sounds like a rehash. Down furthers demonstrates I Rise's mastery of infusing 108's intensity with the melodic tinges of Quicksand. Lyrically they cover all the bases by remembering the personal is political and vice versa. "Danfur" exposes the genocide of the mining for diamonds while "Feared" attacks The Conservative Right. It's always good to see bands once again having opinions about the world around them instead of always singing about the world inside of them. If hardcore wants to redo and improve on the 90's then you will see no complaint from me.
8.2 / 10
Posted July 3, 2004, 11:04 a.m.
The dates for the upcoming Crime in Stereo and Burning Bridges tour have been announced. The Reform have elected to drop from the tour though. Dates are as follows:
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