I'll get crap for this but honestly I do. I remember when Rise was releasing exciting, energetic bands (most heavy) left and right. It was a great time for music. Even the non heavy bands were awesome too (Emarosa, pmtoday, In: Aviate, Tides Of Man). I think until the "wtf" signings started the only two Rise bands I didn't care for were The Years Gone By and Watchout! There's Ghosts.
Most of these new signings are great for bringing diversity but just don't do much for me. Beach Blonde, Bouncing Souls, Dave Hause, Hot water Music, Jealous Sound, Man Overboard, and Cheap Girls are all meh IMO and the few heavy acts have been ok.
i kinda agree with you. And just a side note, Cheap Girls arent on Rise anymore, along with Dream On, Dreamer