Review by Rick Eaglestone for MPM
The originators of snapping fingers and necks return firing on all cylinders to declare a “State Of Emergency” on their latest album, their first in 6 years.
Leading the charge and setting the blistering tone for the album is The Descent with its snarling urgency and swirling solos everything that encapsulates Prong in a pitchforked box. This is followed by the title track State Of Emergency which is flooded with the backdrop of the East Coast and continuing the hardcore traits is Breaking Point
Moving onto Non-Existence is where the album really finds its groove and has a nice techno style guitar tone this leads into the slower sway of Light Turns Black
Dominant basslines bleed through Who Told Me marching into Obeisance with purposeful intent, embedded with subtle harmonies.
Disconnected again experiments with different soundscapes which is coupled with a wave of mid 00’S on Compliant. Penultimate track Back (NYC) launches one more furious cannonball before the albums finishes with the bands take on Rush’s Working Man which is largely in keeping with the original but with a more sabbath feel to it.
1 The Descent
2 State of Emergency
3 Breaking Point
5 Light Turns Black
6 Who Told Me
10 Back (NYC)
11 Working Man (RUSH Cover)
’State Of Emergency‘ will be available on Steamhammer / SPV on October 6, 2023 on CD, LP, stream and for digital download.
‘State of Emergency’ arrives perfectly in time for PRONG’s upcoming headline tour and subsequent November dates with Life of Agony in Europe.
PRONG European tour 2023
PRONG on tour with LIFE OF AGONY 2023
01.11. DE-Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
03.11. DK-Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
04.11. SE-Gothenburg – Brewhouse
06.11. NO-Oslo – John Dee
07.11. SE-Stockholm – Slagt Kyrkan
09.11. DE-Leipzig – Täubchenthal
10.11. CZ-Brno – Freda
11.11. SK-Kosice – Colosseum
13.11. AT-Linz – Posthof
14.11. AT-Graz – PPC
15.11. AT-Innsbruck – Olympia World
17.11. BE-Ghent – Vooruit
18.11. NL-Klokgebouw – Helldorado Festival