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Release Date: July 28, 2017
While Prong’s entire catalog is classic, these guys have been on fire since Ruining Lives. If you love modern heavy music than Prong is the mother flippin’ blueprint. While I have loved the last couple of albums this is, quite honestly, Prong’s crowning achievement. Zero Days is classic album that doesn’t miss a beat from start to finish. It’s perfect.
“However It May End” kicks off Zero Days with all of the power and disharmonic nature that you’d expect. The band are on eleven as they rip through this one. The title track continues the pummeling at breakneck speed as the band fly their fists in united rage against modern society. Then there is the classic Prong stomp of “Operation of the Moral Law” which exemplifies who these guys are in my opinion. Tommy Victor & co. lay waste to everything on this one with a heavy groove and a vocal and lyrical approach that remind you of the spectacular NYC hardcore scene. “Wasting of the Day” is another favorite, with a catchy riff and some dissonant vocals that offer something new when the band could have rested on their laurels.
“Divide and Conquer” is another damn perfect moment. With a melodic vocal and a great groove, the song explodes on the chorus offering ample evidence that this sound should be pumping out of giant sound systems so that tens of thousands can sing along. This is a song that you can really feel man, it reaches deep and connects.
I can’t get enough of this album. If you like heavy music and you don’t buy this and/or don’t love it the you simply don’t know good music. In the mid-nineties, I would never have thought that Prong would be at the top of their game in 2017, but here they are. Zero Days is the top of the heap for heavy music. I doubt anything else this year will be able to keep up, let alone top it. Don’t miss out on this one.
Reviewed by mark1340