Prong: Pure Impact
Reunions bad? Prong begs to differ / proves you wrong.
23 november 2002, 013, Tilburg (NL)
Publicatiedatum: 29 november 2002
While the big hall was filling up with 16-year-old Flogging Molly Fans, the small 013 venue was hosting an audience that was twice as old on average. Tommy Victor's Prong has been on a break for five years and that turns out to be long enough to stop new people from getting to know a band.
Breed77 from opened up for 45 minutes, which is far to long for a band nobody cares for at a night like this. It was pretty obvious everybody came to see Prong. And everybody got their money's worth. Mr. Victor, we read you Loud and Clear!
It is safe to say the stripped-down industrial metal has survived the ravages of time and came at a volume Motörhead would be proud of. This was pure impact. Even the higher guitar chords felt like a direct punch in the stomach. Yet a perfect opportunity for people in their thirties to score some hearing damage?
And what about that guitar sound! Maybe you've heard Prong's new live album 100%? Well…it's all true. The band does sound that good and can still play that tight. And with a show of over one and a half hours, there aren't any classics to be left out of the set list. 'Rude Awakening', 'Prove You Wrong', 'Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck', 'Another Worldly Device', 'Broken Peace', 'Beg To Differ' and even 'Disbelief', from the Primitive Origins album. Tommy Victor's smiles were numerous and the band, among who is Madonna guitar player Monte Pittman, played without any mistakes. All together, it was an almost hypnotising experience and great opportunity to see a big name like Prong in such a small place.
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