Review: Prong – Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck (Rock)

This review covers the alternative metal track Prong – Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.

This track was released in 1994 on the album Cleansing.

The track starts with a drum kit and a bass guitar. Some lead guitars come in. Some crowd sounds come in for a subtle moment. After that, the main vocals come in for a verse. From there, an instrumental section then comes in.

After that, the vocals come in with some lead guitars to take the track into the main chorus. This is capped off with an instrumental section.

The vocals then take the track into the next verse. This is backed by a guitar with some quick notes. Right after that, the lead guitars come in as the vocals take the track into the main chorus. The vocals repeat the main chorus. This is capped off with an instrumental section.

From there, the vocals repeat the main chorus, but it is sung in a different way. A short guitar follows after that.

The vocals then repeat the main chorus in the more normal manner. The vocals repeat the main chorus. This is capped off with a brief instrumental section as the vocals then extend the main chorus. The guitars and drum kit then lead the track out.

The first thing that came to my mind while listening to this track is that it sort of sounds like the drum kit is left on auto-pilot for a large portion of the track. What is there is definitely appropriate for a heavier type of metal track, but I would have liked to have heard a bit more variety.

There are good aspects to the guitars used, but I can’t help but think it’s missing something. They almost sound underpowered somehow as if some of the lower mid-range parts of it were filtered out. As a result, it almost sounds a bit on the cheap side.

As for the vocals, they successfully deliver that gritty and guttural sound that makes this track work. My problem with them is that some of the lyrics get muffled. If it weren’t for some of that muffling happening in an altered main chorus, I would have lost half of it.

Overall, besides the drum kit needing a bit more variety, a lot of these issues are actually fairly minor in my view. Some of the lyrics may be a bit muffled while the guitars might be a bit short on the lower mid ranges. At its core, this track does work as it gets the basics of a heavier rock track in my view. It’s just that every element ends up having its flaws. So, a decent track, though by no means a perfect one.

Score
7/10

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