Label: Loma Vista The ninth full-length outing from the veteran punk outfit, Nowhere Generation is both apoplectic and refined. The band's social-political fervor remains front and center -- themes of social inequality, climate change, and income disparity loom large -- but after two decades spent raging against the machine, Rise Against no longer need the sonic exclamation points to back those positions up. It's a melodic and anthemic rendition of their hardcore punk sound, but nothing the band hasn't been doing for the past fifteen-or-so years. McIlrath's vocals soar over a platoon of thunderous guitars and percussion that will have anyone questioning if they're not still in their prime. Nowhere Generation challenges the rest of their discography through its well-executed production and consistent, socially-relevant themes. It is a masterclass of information on how to continue punk rock success.