YMMV / Rise Against

  • Black Sheep Hit: "Swing Life Away"
  • Broken Base: Mostly between fans of their older, more raw Hardcore sound, and fans of their later albums. Appeal To Reason was particularly divisive. Plenty of people like their entire discography though.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The entirety of "Swing Life Away".
  • Ear Worm: Plenty of these. For instance, "Savior", "Chamber The Cartridge", "Voices Off Camera", "Re-Education (Through Labor)" and "Help Is On The Way" will stick in your head for a while.
  • Epic Riff
  • In Memoriam - "Make It Stop (September's Children)" was written to address the growing problem of homophobia, and to honor the memories of those that perished in the September 2010 suicides and those who have committed suicide for bullying, for whatever reasons, throughout time. It even quotes the names of the victims: Tyler Clementi (18), Billy Lucas (15), Harrison Chase Brown (15), Cody J. Barker (17), and Seth Walsh (13). The video makes this even more apparent.
  • Signature Song: "Give It All", "Prayer of the Refugee", or "Savior".
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: After all, some of their songs have a point.
  • The Other Darrin: There have been four guitarists in the band before Zach Blair. Chris Chasse was the only one to last more than an album (he played on The Sufferer and The Witness and Siren Song).