All right, so The Prodigy is not metal, but screw you, they are heavy as hell so I am going to review the new album. I will say up front though, this review will be kinda short. Not because the album is bad, but because there really isn’t much to say.
Let me just get this out of the way first, this is a great album. It has a couple notable problems, but I totally dig it. It’s a big budget electronic album, and it sounds like it. Clean production, hard hitting, and catchy. If you like The Prodigy, you’ll probably like this and I highly recommend picking it up.
Now on my main problem – this album is shallow as hell. It really has no depth or replay value beyond straight up fist-pumping aggression. Again, don’t take this to mean the album is bad, but it probably won’t be on rotation for long. Every single part of every single song is an ear-worm, but that’s it. It’s like an album full of nothing but radio choruses. No verses, no bridges, no experimentation, no dynamics. Every track is one or two great ideas (OK, REALLY great ideas) that just repeat for 4 minutes without much variation. I hope you like the first 30 seconds of every song, because that is what you get for the rest of it.
There are a couple recycled sounds and ideas from past albums, but they aren’t yet devolving into self-parody. None of the tracks fail, they are all good for different reasons. I guess in summation, this is an album that just begs to be cranked as loud as possible with a bunch of songs that you will instantly recognize. However, the caveat is that what you see is what you get. You can absorb all this album has to offer by previewing about 30 seconds of each song on Amazon or Youtube. Take that for what you will.