|Rize of the Fenix|
|When The Pick of Destiny was released it was a bomb And all the critics said that the D was done The sun had set and the chapter had closed But one...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Kerrang!Jun 7, 2012And so, just like that, Tenacious D are back. They're funny, they're absurd and they're hotter than a phoenix. Sorry, fenix. Let's just hope we don't have to wait another six years for the next one. [May 2012, p.52]
May 19, 2012Watch the video on youtube for Tenacious D - The Roadie BEFORE listening to this album. Explanation to follow.
Back when I first heardWatch the video on youtube for Tenacious D - The Roadie BEFORE listening to this album. Explanation to follow.
Back when I first heard Tenacious D's initial album, I watched the video for tribute. It was literally banned from requests on Kerrang several times to give the other artists a chance. That was a fantastic song and the video added so much to it.
Now with Rize of the Fenix I was able to download the album straight away, but it didn't have that 'context' that the video brought to the original album. After watching the video online for "The Roadie" however all that changed. I had that context and my expectations were set. I found that I immediately enjoyed the album more. There are fewer 'Great' songs than in Tenacious D (the first album) but they are there.
I would have preferred the shorter songs to be a bit longer. They F##ked our asses feels like a wasted song which could be brilliant live. Only song I don't like was 39 and it wasn't the song, It was just because it couldn't compare to City Hall to close the album off. Making the album feel unfinished.… Expand
Feb 25, 2014Definitely the best album musically by far. The took the step from parody band to a serious rock band. Jack Black definitely screams withDefinitely the best album musically by far. The took the step from parody band to a serious rock band. Jack Black definitely screams with vocal talent and the guitar work is top notch.… Expand
May 21, 2012A much more mature album featuring some of the best vocal work JB has ever laid down. This may not be The D's funniest album but it is theirA much more mature album featuring some of the best vocal work JB has ever laid down. This may not be The D's funniest album but it is their most experimental and perhaps their most rewarding.… Expand
May 18, 2012I only signed up to this website and to review this album in particular because I saw the critic ratings (especially the rolling stones) toI only signed up to this website and to review this album in particular because I saw the critic ratings (especially the rolling stones) to give a quite narrow minded look at this album. I didn't know what to expect of this album, I really didn't. I had a long stage of loving the D and it faded over time in the gap between the two albums.
This albums release has rekindled a nostalgic love of this music.
The first thing that struck me about this album is the high quality of the tracks, there is no 'one note song' on this album or filler really, it seems to be mainly full of tracks they have a purpose for and a message, albeit sometimes crude message to put across. What almost hit me with every song was just how much of a tribute to the fans it was, references from the TV show and gallons of dare I call it D lore and other such things that the hardcore fans just love.
My personal favourites from the album stretch my choices but I'd have to go with the samba epic 'senorita,' this is mainly due to the ending which is just amazingly fun to listen to and highlights a not happy ending in the love song epic it is so targeted to parody.
The one thing I think anyone interested in buying this album should consider is "would I enjoy a light hearted album with a lot of parodies to songs I may like?" if the answer is yes then get ready for your socks to be rocked off and your ears to reach orgasm. If not then just listen to it on soundcloud for free and make your own oppinion. long live the D!… Expand
Jan 5, 2013Genuinely better than most rock albums out there right now. Which says something from the face this is a parody band. They've almostGenuinely better than most rock albums out there right now. Which says something from the face this is a parody band. They've almost contradicted themselves by being so good at parodying rock that they've actually rocked way beyond that. When I heard of a new Tenacious D album I expected it to be **** but I listened to it and learned it is not only musically good but has it's funny parts. It's more musical than it is funny, the skits are pretty bad but this is a superb album!… Expand
Jun 2, 2012The D have done better, but Rize of the Fenix is a fine album. Some of the songs are pretentious and aren't as funny as they were before, butThe D have done better, but Rize of the Fenix is a fine album. Some of the songs are pretentious and aren't as funny as they were before, but songs like "Deth Starr" prove that the D still have more in them. Black tries many different voices, and sings much better than the singers on some of the crap out today like The Men's "Open Your Heart" and Japandroids' "Celebration Rock". It seems to be a bit more than parodying this time, and more of an imitation album, perhaps even an outdoing of some of the more pretentious of rock gods, but it's well produced, can be funny, and is, overall, a good album.… Expand
May 17, 2012I always thought that the day I didn't like something by the D, that would seriously be the end of my existence, but I'm still here. I reallyI always thought that the day I didn't like something by the D, that would seriously be the end of my existence, but I'm still here. I really wanted to like this album, i really did but it was really hard to. The writing seems recycled and generally kind if boring. I wont exactly recommend this to anyone, but if you cant believe what everybody else has been saying, just like me, then go ahead but these guys are passed their prime. I'm really sad.… Expand
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