Rolling Stone - p.1023.5 stars out of 5
-- "With even more shout-along moments and topsy-turvy action, it's rousing, tightly wound and could be the album of the summer for anybody who needs a good yowl in their lives."
Spin - p.853 stars out of 5
-- "Guitars rev up and wind down, rhythms blitz forward, then ease off, and frontman Tim McIlrath is just as comfortable crooning an emo power ballad as screaming..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.67
"[T]heir relentless riffs, howling screamo choruses, and pissed-off rhetoric clearly connect with a new generation..." -- Grade: B+
Q - p.1153 stars out of 5
-- "Raw and splenetic, their wild-eyed anthems burn with anti-establishment fury. There's no let-up in the pace."
Alternative Press - p.2044 out of 5
-- "SUFFERER delivers blow after blow, polished to perfection by producer Bill Stevenson..."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.51
"[Their] different styles mix together to form something both gut-wrenching and life-affirming."
Rise Against: Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar); Chris Chasse (guitar, background vocals); Joe Principe (bass guitar, background vocals); Brandon Barnes (drums).