Review #65: The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy

Artist – The Prodigy
Album – The Day Is My Enemy (2015)

Check it out – https://open.spotify.com/album/2oVLEYxxpkKHEwTJ2ww2jm

The Prodigy are an electronic group from Essex, UK. The group formed in 1990 by Liam Howlett and since then have become recognised as one of the pioneers in the ‘big beat’ electronic genre, along with Fat Boy Slim and The Chemical Brothers. Over the past 25 years Prodigy have been recognised for their talent by receiving awards from the Brits, Kerrang, MTV and nominations for Grammys. Many see the prodigy as a staple of British culture (specifically music), speaking to a generation, as did The Streets, The Sex Pistols, The Clash. The Prodigy, after five albums, now released their sixth ‘The Day Is My Enemy’.

‘The Day Is My Enemy’ is a tour de force of obliterating bass drops and guitar riffs, powerhouse beats and angry/passionate lyrics. Having seen The Prodigy live there is little difference in this album in terms of the energy they produce when performing. Songs such as ‘Wall of Death’ and ‘Nasty’ get the listener pumped up and ready to rave/mosh, whilst songs such as ‘Ibiza’ (featuring Nottingham’s own Sleaford Mods) put a grin on your face due to the brilliant vocals/lyrics. The Prodigy are one of few electronic groups that have bridged the gap between genres, bringing in electronic fans, punk fans back in the day and now rock/metal fans, giving them the opportunity to burst ear drums at festivals such as Dowload and Sonisphere. This particular album would fit perfectly in the aforementioned festival surroundings, as well as an electronic festival, bringing out the aggression and animalistic nature in all of us. Production of this album is also great, particularly mixed as if it is a rock album, rather than an electronic album, but with the accentuated to thud you in the chest ever beat.

‘The Day Is My Enemy’ is a fantastic album, as mentioned full of heavy hitters, mosh worthy riffs and bass heavy drops. This album is some way feels like promotion for their live show, as i certainly want … well need to see them live again after this.

8/10

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