Prong - Ruining Lives

7.9 | 46 votes |
Release date: 23 April 2014
Style: Industrial metal


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01. Turnover
02. The Barriers
03. Windows Shut
04. Remove, Separate Self
05. Ruining Lives
06. Absence Of Light
07. The Book Of Change
08. Self Will Run Riot
09. Come To Realize
10. Chamber Of Thought
11. Limitations And Validations
12. Retreat [bonus]

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Tommy Victor has been around the block a few times. Ever since 1986 he has piloted the industrial thrash band Prong, played with mega-musicians Rob Zombie and Glen Danzig and even had a death wish making records and touring with Al Jourgensen and Ministry.

published 18.05.2014 | Comments (7)

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08.05.2014 - 21:33
Rating: 9
Tommy Victor lives !!!
07.06.2014 - 22:05
Rating: 7
Giant robot
I was expecting more Industrial, and less Metal, but it all sounds great. I really wanted to hear something a little more original, but it's fast, catchy, and invigorating music. Love how clear everything sounds, but then, I might have liked a little more industrial filth, some chemical waste, to sexy all this up .
19.06.2014 - 03:33
Rating: 9
Thrash Talker
I seriously like the album, I was quite surprised in fact, I didn't expect much out o' it and ended being very pleased !
I seriously recommend! High five Prong.
- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
19.06.2014 - 11:59
Rating: 7
Giant robot
Written by deadone on 19.06.2014 at 08:12

More and more I'm finding MS labelling is not something to be relied on. To be fair Metal Archives does it better.

I've got to check this album out. Loved the last one and this one sounds promising.

Don't get me wrong, there are still industrial elements in there. This is my first encounter with prong, hence the false expectations.

Considering the fact MS is not supposed to be just a database, I don't mind incorrect labels. I think they are few, and the forums are here for us to debate about it. I should listen to more Prong to be able to tell if the "industrial" label is correct.
19.06.2014 - 17:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
This new Prong is clearly Industrial Thrash. I really don
t hear any crossover or groove in this one unlike on their much earlier works. Hell Prong started out as a crossover thrash band
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

19.06.2014 - 18:08
Rating: 7
Giant robot
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.06.2014 at 17:38

This new Prong is clearly Industrial Thrash.

That I agree with.
14.11.2014 - 17:43
Rating: 7
Guitars sound great. Excellent album.
05.02.2015 - 19:29
Rating: 8
The Galactican
I haven't listened to Prong since Cleansing, which is the point they were starting to lose me. I'm an industrial and metal fan both, and enjoy the crossover of the genres, but I felt like the songwriting was declining as more clangs and beeps and bloops were being added. Prove You Wrong and Beg to Differ were the albums I loved back in the day.

I can't say this is entirely similar to those early records (a band's gotta grow after all), but I really like this direction, and think they are ultimately better when the metal/industrial pendulum swings decidedly in the metal direction. There are a ton of great hooks in these songs too. That's not going to be for everyone, but it totally works on me.

Great stuff! Glad I found Prong again after 20 years.
26.03.2015 - 21:42
It'a a good album, but definately not one of my favorites from Prong. But I can happily say I'm still a fan.

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