Prong, a band that flirted with success in the mid 1990's with their album Cleansing behind the strength of the single "Snap Your Fingers Snap Your Neck." Or at least, that is how I look at it. That was when I first discovered them, so started a brief love affair with the band. I picked up the earlier album, Prove You Wrong, and the following album, Rude Awakening. I did find my interest wane after awhile. But, despite my not following them, they have carved out quite a career in the hardcore scene.
This DVD collects some live performances during the years of 2002 and 2003. There is a lot of footage here, some good and some not so good. Let's take a look at this by disk (there are 2 here).
Disk 1 contains two full shows. First up was a headliner from Melkweg, The Netherlands in 2002. This is a full concert with 20 songs, this is the real substance of the set. It is a tight performance, Tommy Victor and crew churning out the riffs. They cover all the bases from "Beg to Differ" through a hefty chunk of selections from Cleansing such as "Another Worldly Device," Whose Fist Is This Anyway," and "Broken Peace." Also mainstays "Rude Awakening" and "Prove You Wrong" before closing with "Unconditional." This is an excellent concert, I an only imagine what it was like to have been there. They show why they have had such longevity. Many bands come and go, but those with the ability find a way to stick around.
Next up was their performance from the With Full Force concert in 2003. This a big outdoor metal festival in Germany, this show was headlined by Soulfly, as mentioned by Tommy during the set. They played a six song set, closing with "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck." This was not quite as intense as the Melkweg show, but it still has a lot of energy and displays Tommy's ability to get the crowd going.