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Prong, live in London

Live Review

Venue: Islington O2 Academy

Supports: Hark and Steak Number Eight

Following their first ever UK festival appearance at last year's Bloodstock, Prong quickly released a covers album featuring song by Bad Brains, Killing Joke and many more. Tonight, fans got to experience these covers in the flesh as well as some Prong classics.

Belgium's Steak Number Eight open things up this evening. After an epic intro (which may have been overkill as the venue is still filling up) the band powers into their own brand of sludge. Lead singer Brent Vanneste effortlessly switches from gut-wrenching screams to clean vocal lines without missing a beat – which is perfectly displayed in opening track Cryogenius. Several technical difficulties rear their head through the set but Steak Number Eight’s energy overcomes all hurdles. 

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