Rise Against are one of the best new faces of Punk music, bar none.
People make a lot of mistakes about rock music in general, and punk in particular. They assume it's all about rebellion, worshiping the dark powers, and mindless riot.
Not so. Punk is about Anarchy, the willful new order of freedom -voluntarily- participated in, without being forced by thugs with guns.
Rise Against celebrates this riotous spirit with all of their songs. Whether singing about people on their last possible chance in Paper Wings, or begging for a world that is easier to cope with in Life Less Frightening, they grab your emotions hard. Then they punch them.