PRONG - 100% LIVE - LOCOMOTIVE
Prong's comeback album is called 100% Live and it sounds like a genuinely live representation of the returning band. The band, actually singer/guitarist/founder Tommy Victor and collaborators, has chosen to mark its re-entry into the scene with this live set featuring sixty minutes of by-the-numbers Prong focusing on the later-era Prong. A couple of harder songs, like Disbelief, do make an appearance, but this is more the hard rock Prong than the 'In My Veins' offbeat/industrial/metalcore Prong. The sound is good and the presentation flawless. As mentioned, this reincarnation does a good job of representing the tunes, allowing the songs and the ability to play them do the talking. Having chosen to return with a non-studio album, all eyes will now be on what form the band's studio material may take. The band has already lost bassist Brian Perry from this session. It's wait-and-see period again from here on. - Ali "The Metallian"