What becomes an iconoclast the most? Carved Into Stone sums up what Prong stands for. This is an album slaked in hostility, personal detachment and seething with the urban paranoia thats long been the mark of this sonic triad. It s eleven tracks that don t merely settle into the New York City-born bands cannon of material that has yielded post-metal classics including Beg To Differ and Cleansing. It exceeds it.
Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence), Carved Into Stone picks up where Prong s classic albums left off. Opener Eternal Heat sets things off at a blistering pace fueled by drummer Alexei Rodriguez and bassist Tony Campos formidable rhythm section. Meanwhile, the likes of Revenge...Best Served Cold is absolute, classic Prong: a huge riff slaked with bitter sentiments.
Prong s Long Branch Records/SPV debut Carved Into Stone isn t merely another chapter in the bands many-storied career or the much clichéd return to form . Its the sound of Tommy Victor and Company stating exactly who Prong is. Like it or not, they are not about to go away any time soon.