Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix

Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix cover
Tenacious D
Rize of the Fenix
Epic Records
2012
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I still remember the hilarious movie called “The Pick of Destiny” back in the day. It was odd, bizarre, sarcastic, satirical and funny… specially made for metalheards or rockers that live in their own music world. Jack and Kyle are like us the fans… they love to rock, like to party and mostly, they fancy to listen to rock/metal music all day long. Tenacious D are standing… somewhere near Steel Panther… not so sex maniacs & pussy worshipers as their fellows in SP… but still not far away from the rock & roll philosophy. If you do not like Steel Panther then you’re not gonna stand the D for a minute and vice versa…
 
I am hopeful that after their comeback in 6 years… there will be a movie as well… probably a sequel to The Pick of Destiny or something about “Rize of the Fenix”. The skits for “To Be the Best”, “Low Hangin’ Fruit”, “Rize of the Fenix” & “Roadie” are quite amusing so… a movie would have been great for the fans too.
 
Musically, “Rize of the Fenix” is a rock & roll album with hard rock, heavy metal, joke, funny, satirical character. The guys have delivered some truly entertaining tunes in a long time, such as: “Low Hangin’ Fruit”, “Senorita” (with the Spanish music features), “Deth Starr”, “Roadie” (probably the best tune here along with “39” & LHF), “The Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage”, “Throwdown”, “They Fucked Our Asses” (it should have been longer huh!) & “39”. Even the little audio satiric parts are nice. Jack is giving a hell of performances… singing high & low… with much passion while the production is excellent at any part… this is how a pro album production should be done!
 
If you think that all this nasty, sexy & sensory rockin’ attitude is offensive or it’s out of the rock/metal way of life, apart from being wrong, you’re not gonna enjoy a single minute of this release. On the other hand, if you haven’t lost your sense of humor… you feel & behave like a little kid at times… you like to drink, make nasty jokes, have sex & revel in listening to rock/metal music… surely, you can’t go wrong with “Rize of the Fenix”… even the cover artwork with the dick-like Fenix is rib-tickling… cheers…