Review: Rise Against – Give It All (Rock)

This review covers the punk rock track Rise Against – Give It All.

This track was released in 2004 on the album Siren Song of the Counter Culture. The track also made an appearance on the Playstation 2 game Need for Speed: Underground 2.

The track starts with the lead guitars hitting a few notes. After the drum kit comes in, the vocals take the track into the first verse. The lead guitars become more full.

Right after that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. An instrumental section, albeit shot, caps off that section.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. Part way through, things settle down somewhat. After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. The vocals then extend the main chorus backed with some backup vocals that make an occasional appearance.

The track then pulls back a bit as the vocals take the track into the next verse. Backup vocals also join the main vocals in this section. Right after that, the vocals lead the track back into the main chorus. The vocals extend the main chorus as the drum kit helps pick things up. The vocals and lead guitars then lead the track out.

One thing this track has going for it is that the lead vocals give this track a rather different sound. While this is largely a punk rock track, the vocals give this track some interesting texture. This gives the track just a hint of a genre like heavy metal or hard rock. So, there is that interesting blend of styles going on here.

My only problem with this track is that this track is a bit on the short side. The verses are a bit short and the overall track winds up being a bit on the short lived side of things. As such, this hurts the tracks chances of being particularly memorable.

Still, this is an enjoyable track. It has some interesting vocals and the other elements do give this track a nice full sound. It is unfortunate that it is so short, though. At the end of the day, it is a solid track worth listening to, so a positive listening experience for me.


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