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Rude Awakening

ProngAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 26, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jdc Records
  • ASIN: B000057Q3D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,108,153 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Prong-Tastic! February 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Prong fans seem to be pretty intense when it comes to their Prong fix. I am one of those types who loved Prong so much that it hurt.
So when this album came out, I was estatic and rushed out to buy it. And I was not dissapointed. The electronic and industrial vibe mixed with our familiar Prong sound was music to my ears literally. And to this day I still love this album.
What I found the most interesting was that, the first song, "Controller" was actually a song Tommy had written and performed with Argyle Park for their album "Misguided". I had loved Argyle Park for a while at this point and found it interesting that I never caught the connection between them and Tommy.
Regardless, if you like your music to have energy and soul, make sure to get Rude Awakening. And be sure to check out Argyle Park, Circle of Dust as well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Prong's CLEANSING is the definitive Prong album, and with cuts like "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck", Prong defined the importance of metal in the rock genre. No one had any doubt that CLEANSING was a powerful record, complete with heavy riffs, first-rate drumwork, and throbbing and tuneful bass. If you thought Prong could not match that album, RUDE AWAKENING is nearly just like it's predecessor: heavy, uncompromising metal that's in-your-face and downright brutal. Although some of the album doesn't seem as heavy, the production work of Terry Date only helps to intensify Tommy Victor's guitar.

The title track is without a doubt one of the best tracks on the album, and it's cutting shards of guitar and Tommy's vocals, along with Ted Parson's excellent drum fills and Paul Raven's tuneful basswork, just compliment the track even more. It remains one of their best songs, and it caught radio to a degree. Opening track "Controller" is brutal, heavy, and doesn't let go of its grip on you. "Avenue of the Finest" also continues the intricate, drilling guitar riffs, right on through to the closing bonus cut, "Proud Division", which is undeniably a catchy, compact metal song. Other songs like "Mansruin" and "Face Value" also scale up on the volume, never letting up the intensity and showing the metal that Prong truly perfected on CLEANSING and even PROVE YOU WRONG or BEG TO DIFFER. Not one weak track, this is truly a splendid album.

It's interesting to note that after this album, there was no word or news from Prong until the announced release of SCORPIO RISING, and even the 100% LIVE album, which to a degree still managed to entertain us Prong fanatics. Had RUDE AWAKENING been Prong's swansong, it would have definitely been a strong one. If you're a fan of CLEANSING, no doubt you will immerse yourself in the precision and masterful metal of RUDE AWAKENING.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The art of going out with a bang May 7, 2005
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Prong mastermind Tommy Victor made sure that he and his band would go out with a bang with "Rude Awakening". Featuring the same kind of sludgy riffs with a touch of industrial beats that were featured on "Cleansing", and the production by Terry Date helps Prong sound the tightest they ever have on record. And much like "Cleansing", the only real problem with "Rude Awakening" is that it wears thin towards the end of the album. Predating the nu-metal wave that hit the metal world with the arrival of Limp Bizkit and the rise of Korn, Prong choose to bow out, and they still never received the recognition they so much deserved: much like other bands in the 90's such as Helmet and Corrosion of Conformity. Standout tracks include the title track, "Face Value", and "Slicing"; which feature Tommy and crew doing some of their finest work. Tommy would return in 2003 with a spanking new lineup to re-start Prong, but "Rude Awakening" and everything before it is the real deal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars About Time... November 8, 1999
Format:Audio CD
After years of playing around with the industrial side of things Prong finally put it together on this album. Terry Date's production is awesome to say the least. And those bone heads (prior Prong fans) who said they sold out need to get a clue. Prong's prior music was okay, but it lacked maturity - as if they were trying different things out to find their sound. Rude Awakenings? not just a title but the feelings and ideals of the band. It just came together on this one. White Zombie and Filter should bow down to Prong....They took metal, thrash and industrial music and blended into a totally original sound that know one else has....KUDOS!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cd that is fun to hear. April 3, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This cd is very enjoyable. Track three is the song Rude Awakening, this song is very fun to listen to. The fifth track is called Face Value and is an industrial style song. The multimedia portion is well constructed and contains the music video of snap your fingers, snap your neck. Overall this cd is one of my favorites and is one that shold not be missed if you are a fan of this music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More furious Prong, and even better than Cleansing... August 18, 2001
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Although "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" from Prong's album "Cleansing" remains my favorite Prong song, "Rude Awakening" is consistently better. "Cleansing" had some awesome songs and was an awesome CD, but Prong outdid themselves with this one. It's too bad they broke up before they could record a follow-up to this one.
The songs are phenomenal. The opener, "Controller," is one of the best songs on the CD, and the lyrics, "You just got burned by the Controller" are repeated in wicked fashion with guitar licks placed effectively between them. "Face Value" is a very industrial song, opening with a heavy drum beat that sounds more like a factory at work, before the painful guitar groove sets in. "Mansruin" is a feriociously fast song that can hold its own with any hardcore band. "Slicing" is just that, slicing straight to the core with heavy guitar and an fast, even beat that will knock you out. Other standouts include "Avenue of the Finest," "Unfortunately," and the closer, "Proud Division." Well, they're all great songs, so you can't go wrong with any of them.
Prong's heaviest album, I would recommend this to fans of heavy metal or industrial metal, or to those who enjoy fast, hard, pure rock. Simply awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
It's every bit as good as you would expect. If you like Beg to differ and Prove you wrong, you'll dig this one too. This is from 96, but it's real good.
Published 6 months ago by Grenade Motorsports
5.0 out of 5 stars talker
I just like It overall. It has good jams witch Is a keeper I got the tape the first time & wore It out, Get the cd.
Published 14 months ago by talker
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, if very unexpected swansong
Prong sure picked a heck of a time to get experimental! See, "Rude Awakening," was (and still is, even seventeen-years later) easily the most tuneful and industrial-lite effort of... Read more
Published 14 months ago by A. Stutheit
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, loud, industrial rock
I saw this band in 1996, when they opened for Ozzy Osbourne. They were the opening act and played most of this album. And they were so LOUD!!! Read more
Published 22 months ago by adam
5.0 out of 5 stars problem!
hello I live in Colombia South America by a family I get the product in great condition thank you very much.
Published on September 3, 2012 by edixson
5.0 out of 5 stars How can you not rate this as 5 stars?? You're insane!
I am a musican and listen to tons of music. To keep a long story short, my musical background is massive and intriguing. Read more
Published on May 29, 2009 by Farburn69
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Songs From Prong
Prong had been leaning in an industrial direction since 'Irrelevant thoughts' on Prove You Wrong. With Rude Awakening they made a quasi-concept album that never got the attention... Read more
Published on May 22, 2008 by knifemare69
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 Stars Feels like Two Different Bands Here
Even though Prong gets alot of credit for bringing a more "Alternitive" Metal style to the table, and doing so fairly early, before the boom of Altern/Nu Metal in the late 90's,... Read more
Published on May 14, 2008 by T. Gore
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Even Near
I am gona put it in short words i buy this cd because i heard one song at a bar and the Dj told me it was Prong i dont know what hapened. Read more
Published on June 4, 2006 by Jorge Federico
1.0 out of 5 stars This was a good album???
I was disappointed with this album. It did serve one good purpose. The cd did make a great coaster.
Published on August 6, 2005 by Fozzy
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