Rolling Stone (p.102) - 3.5 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.85) - 3 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.115) - 3 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.204) - 4 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."