New York stalwart Tommy Victor formed and nurtured Prong in the NYC of the ‘80s, and happily, the singer/guitarist’s ‘90s move to California didn’t dim the band’s urban, industrial-tinged-metal, ruthlessly propelled by a driving, organic, aggro strength. Prong’s most seminal tracks — the ominous grind of 1994’s “Broken Peace” and the incendiary, staccato “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” — may be the band’s best, but the years have been kind: the trio’s latest, this year’s 11-song Ruining Lives, remains as taut, precise and intense as earlier albums. Prong’s rifftastic metal onslaught remains a touchstone for old and new school metallers alike.
Tue., Sept. 30, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014