Prong are again with a brand new one-off single “Breaking Level” — the band’s first new music since 2019.
The monitor is firmly in Prong’s wheelhouse of chunky aggro thrash. The thick riffs and double-kick rhythms are in full impact, whereas frontman and band mastermind Tommy Victor assumes a punkish bark with compulsory anti-establishment lyrics in addition: “They demand that you simply agree, with concepts you may’t imagine / Ideas are banned, can’t disagree.”
As Victor defined in a press launch, the tune’s groovy central riff was written whereas Prong have been on tour with Black Label Society. Zakk Wylde could have been an affect.
“The origins of the tune occurred throughout the waning a part of the pandemic,” Victor mentioned. “I’ve to confess that I got here up with the principle riff whereas we have been out on the Black Label Society tour. I assume that may make sense to some.”
He continued: “There was a lot insecurity happening. What we have been instructed stored altering. The crowds on that tour have been so intense. It appeared like everybody was simply sweating out all this frustration. Everybody was simply fed up. I feel that sentiment has remained and even grown with lots of people. It’s a ‘basic frustration on this planet’ kind tune.”
Victor just lately moved again to New York Metropolis and mentioned the relocation again to his birthplace has impressed him creatively. “Breaking Level” is simply “a style” of what’s to return from Prong in 2023.
“I’ve been getting again into these heavy, stable, imply riffs,” Victor mentioned. “I feel transferring again to New York has helped with these. I’m actually joyful the place I’m at throughout. I feel it’s coming throughout within the new songs and displaying a rejuvenated perspective.”
The lyric video for “Breaking Level” could be streamed beneath.