Half a decade on from Power Of The Damager, and with thrash in the ascendant, it seems the perfect time for Prong to deliver their 8th studio album, Carved Into Stone.
Prong: Carved Into Stone
Grime metal from the gutters of Noo Yoik.
Mainman Tommy Victor’s approach has changed little over time and this is a brutal, dirty, caustic collection with the accent on face-melting velocity – though often leavened with a knowing touch of melody and more than a few barbed hooks.
Bruising opener Eternal Heat gives a good indication of the delights within and there’s really very little let up in the bug-eyed, vein-bulging fury, most notably the venomous Ammunition and the awesomely swift List Of Grievances.
Slowing things down a tad, the title track is a monumental sludge-athon, while the addictively groovy Revenge...Best Served Cold combines precision sonic violence with an instantly memorable chorus – a not so distant cousin of the classic Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.
An aural battering never sounded so good.