Highlights of the Decade: Tenacious D, Rize of the Fenix

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - Posted by Steviepunk

One of my favourite music videos for some time, Rize of the Fenix was a great blend of great riffs and healthy dose of humour, perfectly capturing the bands style of “aspiring to Epic Metal” while not quite managing it. The video begins with the band beginning their epic journey of redemption following past failures, however as they get going they encounter the first monster and at this point the theme of not being able to achieve their aspirations kicks in as the video illustrates the band do not have the budget for their epic dreams and everything is filled with placeholder FX (one nice touch are some placeholders that bear a watermark from the stock photo site they were lifted from).

Enjoy it in all its glory!