PRONG - Power Of The Damn MiXXXer
April 30, 2009, 11 years ago
OK, strange, but what you get here, Fear Factory-style, is a remix album… of Tommy Victor and Prong’s last album, Power Of The Damager. The remixes are a bunch of guys I’ve never heard of, plus members of Anthrax and Dillinger and Revolting Cocks, but who cares? They all do sorta the same thing, turn the songs into brutal “dance” tracks like, yeah, Fear Factory, Manson, Pitchshifter etc. (oh yeah, they are here too). Silver lining? You quickly get reminded how good Power Of The Damager was, and then invariably, you run back to it and spin ‘er, like I am now, having no stomach in this case, to actually listen to the album in the header while I write. Oddly, that album’s most soaring and connective track, ‘Worst Of It’ begins the remix album, and additionally, it’s the most thoughtful, dynamic remix. But yeah, not sure who would actually play MiXXXer (a toy for gearheads) when they can get caught in a mosh with Damager (caution: not a toy). I mean, wouldn’t it be cool if, some day, remix stopped being synonymous with industrial dance mix?