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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Phoenix Rising Premiere “Lights Out” Video

Phoenix Rising have premiered a new video for their song “Lights Out.” This track is from the band’s upcoming debut album “From The Ashes.”

The group commented:

“The newest single from Phoenix Rising, ‘Lights Out’ is one of the most aggressive songs in our repertoire. This is an anthem for those people who are constantly getting kicked down by life and the ongoing struggles that never seem to cease. We will never be beaten! ‘You think its an easy win, I am a phoenix and I just rise again.’

For the video, we decided to make it a love letter to UFC and Esports since everyone in the band enjoys MMA matches and competitive video games. We wanted a high energy music video that shows a day in the life of a MMA fighter and Esports Street Fighter 5 gamer in parallel as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.

The two fighters awaken with purpose and the video instantly delves into their day. The fighters train, practice combinations, and go to the tournament all culminating in the final knockout against their nemesis.

The video showcases Phoenix Rising not only performing in the octagon ring, we wanted each member to have a cameo in the video as well!

‘Lights Out’ has a ton of attitude and is built to get the blood pumping with driving beats combined with aggressive riffs. With lyrics like “Step inside the ring I’m ready to go”, we wanted “Lights Out” to give you the motivational energy to get up and fight for what you want out of life.”