Beg To Differ

It took me 24 years after I first heard the band, until 2014, to finally see Prong live. By next weekend, and just like buses, I’ll possibly have seen them four times since last October. 

The third of the four is a nailed on certainty where their fifty minute set is sandwiched in between Toxik and Entombed A.D. Fifty minutes isn’t a million miles away from a full set, but hopefully short enough to cram in underground hit after hit. 

With a huge slice of luck (and grovelling) the fourth instalment arrived as early as next Friday where they play Manchester as part of their European tour in support of their latest album Zero Days. It will surprisingly be my first experience of the full headlining tour de force. It’s a shame it’s at the Rebellion venue, but with the rumoured and imminent closure of Sound Control next year I’ll have to get used to it. If I get there early enough I’ve now been enough times to recce the place and find an optimal vantage point. 

My attendance involves sweet talking my wife as it is a significant birthday for her on that day. In the last nineteen years me attending a show on her birthday has intentionally become common place. 

If the energy transmitted from the stage in their condensed set is repeated from when they supported Exodus and Obituary last year is anything to go by then these New York boys will no doubt be a highlight at the Dynamo Metal Festival. 

Beg to Differ is taken from the bands second album of the same name released in 1990. 


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