EP Review: Phoenix Rising’s “Ignite”

Phoenix Rising recently released a four song EP titled “Ignite” and it is definitely a fun listen for fans of nu-metal.

The first song on the effort, “Do You Know,” begins with a nice piano intro before breaking into a rocker with a duel vocal approach similar to Linkin Park. This track has some solid lyrics and pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the release.

The second song, “Open You Up,” begins with a nice build that flows into another rap-rock anthem mixed with some hardcore influenced screams. The chorus is also really catchy on this one.

The third song, “If I Say No,” has some slower electronic parts complimented by a bit of harshness. This one is especially powerful due to its theme about standing up for one’s self.

The EP closes out with “Lights Out.” This is probably the band’s heaviest track and it kind of has a Powerman 5000 vibe. It is definitely the highlight of the effort and it has the sheer energy that is guaranteed to get the whole crowd moving during a live show.

If you’re interested in purchasing the EP, you can get it HERE.

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