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Prong — X – No Absolutes

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★☆☆ Y’all know that I’ve loved Prong from back in the day (Headbanger’s Ball, holla). But this album gets off to a boring start, and has a hard time shaking off that misstep (even though the riffs get better as the album unspools). Then we get to the twin surprises of the album: the bizarre metalcorish “Do Nothing” and the purposefully detuned “Belief System”. I’ll give them a point at least for shaking things up before returning to form for the latter third of the album.