Ignite (Shihad album)

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Ignite
Studio album by Shihad
Released 20 September 2010
Recorded The Studio in the City, Melbourne, Australia
Genre Alternative metal, electronic rock
Length 44:53
Label Roadrunner
Producer Shihad
Shihad chronology
Beautiful Machine
(2008)
Ignite
(2010)
FVEY (2014)
Singles from Ignite
  1. "Sleepeater"
    Released: 2010
  2. "Lead or Follow"
    Released: 2010
  3. "Ignite"
    Released: 2010
  4. "Engage"
    Released: 2011

Ignite is the eighth studio album from Shihad and was released on 20 September 2010 in New Zealand and 24 September 2010 in Australia. Ignite debuted at Number One on the New Zealand music charts, eventually achieving gold sales there.

Lead single "Sleepeater" is featured in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 video game.

Critical reception[edit]

Scott Kara from The New Zealand Herald gave Ignite four out of five stars, praising the Shihad's heavy and potent music.[1] The Dominion Post '​s Lindsay Davis lauded its "raw, dirtier sound" rating the album three-and-a-half out of five stars.[2] Nick Ward of The Nelson Mail gave it four out of five stars, commending the maturity and versatility of the band.[3]

Commercial reception[edit]

Ignite debuted on the New Zealand Albums Chart at number one on 27 September 2010,[4] which made Shihad the first New Zealand band to have four albums debut at number one.[5] The album also appeared on the Australian Albums Chart at number forty-four on 10 October 2010.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Final Year of the Universe"     6:05
2. "Lead or Follow"     4:38
3. "I'm a Void"     3:14
4. "In the Future"     4:44
5. "Sleepeater"     4:02
6. "Ignite"     4:40
7. "Engage"     4:27
8. "This Lonely Fire"     5:01
9. "Nemesis (Dark Star)"     3:30
10. "Cold Heart"     4:27
Total length:
44:53

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kara, Scott (23 September 2010). "Album Review: Shihad Ignite". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Davis, Lindsay (1 October 2010). "CD Review: Shihad - Ignite (Warner Music)". The Dominion Post (Fairfax New Zealand). Archived from the original on 20 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Ward, Nick (30 September 2010). "Shihad - Ignite". The Nelson Mail (Fairfax New Zealand). Archived from the original on 20 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Shihad - Ignite". Hung Medien. charts.org.nz. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Meade, Gareth (6 October 2010). "Shihad 'Ignite' The Album Charts". MTV New Zealand (MTV Networks). Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Shihad - Ignite". Hung Medien. australian-charts.com. Retrieved 20 October 2010.