Yeah. I agree with you about Dance Gavin Dance. They're sweet. Rise is just one of the labels out there now that isn't too popular, so that's why there are so many haters. I don't think Rise is a bad label. I think Victory is the bad one now days.
Rise isn't a bad label, they actually promote the majority of their bands very well. They just sign a lot of really shitty bands.
Same myspace layout, same haircuts, same management company, (as most Rise bands) but the music is honestly decent metalcore. The guitar work and screams are solid, just wish the music wasn't 50% breakdowns. I'm definitely going to give the album a listen when it comes out.
Anyone who thinks this is post hardcore didn't bother listening to the music though, this is clearly metalcore.