For nearly a decade, UK dance/rock crossover band The Prodigy have continued to be one of the most incendiary groups on the UK music scene. Unlike other “crossover acts” who just blend dance beats with big-sounding guitars, Liam Howlett and his collective bandmates deliver a sound that destroys the hard music blueprint and leaves the rest of the music scene wondering why they’re bothering to try and keep up.
The Day Is My Enemy is their latest album and is another beast of a record from the band. Recent single “Nasty” sets a sleazy tone for the proceedings with big beats and a massive hook and, from that point, it’s game over for the rest of the scene really. “Rebel Radio” is a snotty-as-fuck anthem built for the massive audiences this band play to. Yes the premise of the sound is still massive beats you can move to but, as the sneer of “Rebel Radio” demonstrates, the heartbeat is as punk rock as it gets.
If further proof is needed, listen to “Ibiza,” a song that is as likely to have the pilled-up kids of the Ibiza club scene throwing shapes as it is to have a room full of Gallows fans losing their shit. In fact, listening to “Ibiza” and, further down the album, “Rhythm Bomb,” you realise that there are so many moments on this album where The Prodigy demonstrate exactly why they’ve got it so right when creating a sound that is as accessible to the mainstream as it is to both hardcore dance kids and hardcore metal fans.
Peppered with head-wrecking anthem after head-wrecking anthem after head-wrecking anthem – from “Wild Frontier” to “Roadblox” to “Wall Of Death” – The Day Is My Enemy is a breathtaking display from a band who, yet again, are showing the world how to do hard music.
01. The Day Is My Enemy
03. Rebel Radio
06. Wild Frontier
08. Beyond The Deathray
09. Rhythm Bomb
11. Get Your Fight On
13. Invisible Sun
14. Wall Of Death
Run Time: 56:00
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Check out the song “Wild Frontier” here.