There are a couple of albums expected to be released this year (2015) I am anxious to listen to. One of them it’s the upcoming Agnostic Front album, the upcoming Limp Bizkit album, the debut album of Black Futures (ex-Subsource) and not at least the 6th The Prodigy album.
The Prodigy promised “violent sound” and a brand new level of sonic aggression. And well, have listen the whole album now for a couple of days and the sound it’s definitively there.
I’m still not sure if there are real songs under the massive sound and if The Prodigy have added anything new to their already fat repertoire.
“The Day Is My Enemy” sound almost exactly as “Invaders Must Die” back in 2009, the structure of the album and the structure of the songs it’s quite similar, but the songs are not that good and memorable. While I still can sing almost each song from the previous album purely from memory, after a couple of days of listening to “The Day Is My Enemy” the only thing which still ringing in my ears it’s “Nasty, nasty!” and that’s not really that good, but it’s more something quite compulsive. Only “Invisible Sun” it’s more stickier, but less radio friendly.
So, I was very happy that the album finally came out, I’m a little bit disappointed now that I have listen it. Half of me it’s a little bit sad while the other half dancing and banging like a maniac! It’s 100% The Prodigy, which is fabulous, but there’s nothing extra, nothing over the edge, nothing spicy or really sticky in there.
You will say that it’s hard to beat “Invaders Must Die” and I will tell you, you’re goddamn right!
This video is cool. The nature will have its revenge on us, idiot, ignorant, worthless human beings! I agree on that.
Liam Howlett, Keith and Flint Maxim are finally back and they delivered 15 brand new tracks for their starving fans – me included.
“The Day Is My Enemy” start the album quite promising. The song it’s intense, addictive and very Prodigy.
“Nasty” it’s explosive and can’t get it out of your system once you got it. It’s like a nasty virus and definitively the most catchy song of the album.
“Rebel Radio” take us back to the earlier Prodigy feeling, but armed with up to date sound. It’s feels like “Voodoo People” in a dab-ass outfit.
“Ibiza” banging kind of in the similar vibe, but fits more into the “Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned” era type of sound and feel.
“Destroy” have a killer beat, reminding us of “Firestarter” while the minimalist synths are from a long gone era of Rave madness.
“Wild Frontier” might be the little brother of “Thunder” from their previous album. Invaders are still alive!
“Rok-Weiler” it’s wicked like a Rottweiler. It’s written in the vein of “Memphis Bells”.
“Beyond the Deathray” bring back the sweet memory of “Omen Reprise”, have the same build-up and vibe. It’s a nice moment. Quite handy too in the middle of a raging throughout album.
“Rhythm Bomb” it’s another good mixture of “old” and “new” Prodigy, somewhere in between “No Good (Start the Dance)” and “Girls”.
“Roadblox” it’s a hard banger, violently wicked, simply grind you into the ground. Maybe there is too much violence on this album and not enough melodies to hang on to. Or it’s maybe just me getting old.
“Get Your Fight On” would easily fit on the previous album making a nice pair to “Run With the Wolves”.
“Medicine” stand out because of that Oriental melody and as the tempo it’s also a little bit slower, it’s easier to get accustomed with it. It’s almost a lunch break or a… medicine.
“Invisible Sun” it’s also slower, darker, but not a breath less heavy. It’s quite frightening actually and i love it at it’s genuine simplicity.
“Wall of Death” bring back the aggression of “Take Me to the Hospital”, it’s a good song, intense and wicked, but comes a little bit too late, we’re already slaughtered.
01. The Day Is My Enemy
03. Rebel Radio
04. Ibiza (feat. Sleaford Mods)
06. Wild Frontier
08. Beyond the Deathray
09. Rhythm Bomb (feat. Flux Pavilion)
11. Get Your Fight On
13. Invisible Sun
14. Wall of Death
15. Rise of the Eagles (Bonus Track)
Get your copy from here:
The Prodigy – Official Site
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