PRODIGY – THE DAY IS MY EN­EMY

Infusion Magazine - - LOOK AND LISTEN - Elec­tronic // the­p­rodigy.com

25 YEARS IS A LOOOOOONG TIME TO BE AN­GRY. Just ask The Prodigy, who’ve made a ca­reer out of it.

Still one of the best live elec­tronic bands in the uni­verse, their mu­si­cal out­put has been di­min­ish­ing ever since their genre defin­ing al­bum Fat of the Land, way back in 1997. Since then, they’ve been tread­ing mu­si­cal wa­ter, meld­ing scene in­flu­ences to their elec­tro/ rock/ breaks hy­brid, no­tably on the dire dub­stepin­debted In­vaders Must Die al­bum.

The good news is that this al­bum is more than just a col­lec­tion of in­flu­ences, or re- hashed ideas. ‘ The Day Is My En­emy’ and ‘ Nasty’ are the trio back at their best, full of fe­ro­cious vo­cals and tear out breaks. ‘ Wild Fron­tier’ is rave- ready DnB and ‘ De­stroy’ is clas­sic rock’n’rave territory, that has live clas­sic writ­ten all over it. But there are too many duff notes to make this a clas­sic. The last 5 tracks are ut­terly point­less ( less is more), and the less said about the sup­pos­edly tongue- in- cheek ‘ Ibiza,’ with synths set to demo and vo­cals to brain­less, the bet­ter.

We’re not sure what the trio have to be an­gry about, but it’s still kinda work­ing for them.

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