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Prong - Rude Awakening - Cd

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  • Audio CD (March 26, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jdc Records
  • ASIN: B000057Q3D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By R. Kester on 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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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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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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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!!! that I fell in love with them right away and bought the CD the next day. The old CD got wrecked and I needed to buy it again. Great grooves and rhythm.
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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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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 the band's career. And the heck of this fact is, this was initially supposed to be their swansong (frontman/mouthpiece Tommy Victor would go on to dissolve the group after joining Danzig shortly after the release of this album in 1996.) And while some of their grind/hardcore and thrash roots shine through on "R.A.," layering the album in semi-tuneful vocals, bass grooves that are usually quite melodic, keyboards (yes, keyboards!), and a nu-metal-ish production from Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera), "R.A." was sure to put a sour (or at least) mixed taste in the mouths of hardcore fans everywhere.

But with that having been said, please note that that does not mean that it is a bad album. In fact, with it, Prong became one of the best, catchiest, and most danceable industrial metal groups this side of Godflesh. (And one that would go on to inspire such future industrial/groove metallists as Fear Factory, Rammstein, Static-X, and Gojira.)

Some Nine Inch Nails-esque vocals are elegantly laid over a batch of groovy, heavy riffs and a dance floor-approved backbeat in the album's mosh pit-ready opener, "Controller." And likewise, "Caprice" anchors strong, churning guitar lick with Ministry-esque chugging rhythms and pronounced, grumbling bass lines. And on later standouts, like "Unfortunately" and the thrashy and aptly-entitled "Slicing," Prong marry a bobbing, punching guitar lick with a strong, grungy, and dirty-sounding bass bottom (and both include bass intros).
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