Station 4 presents… Prong and Crowbar.
Touring as a double header, we were treated to 2 full sets from both bands. Opening the show was Climactic and keep an eye out for these local guys they will be releasing a new album next month and will be on the Minnesota Metal scene very soon. View them at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Climactic/146796865363010
Witchburn was on next, who are like a combination of Heart and Death Metal. As I have never heard them before I was curious on what they would sound like. I learned that Jamie Nova has an incredible voice that fits really well with a down tuned sound and makes it really unique. Just think Down and Janis Joplin singing, they’re worth checking out as well.
Prong, formed in 1986, signed to Epic in 1989. While they were playing, I couldn’t help but notice a change in music coming, it was evident something heavy was about to break. They hit right as the whole grunge scene started and that kept all us metal-heads happy. We were pleased back then to see some of us stay faithful.
With an agressive sound and melodic hooks, Prong ROCKS! As I have not seen them in 15 years, I was very excited to catch up on some tunes from Prong. In support of their new album Craved Into Stone , they got the house a rockin’. For this show, it seemed the band was right on, they were tight, groovin’ and smooth. The crowd chanted and rocked along with them throughout the set, and we were also treated to a new tune from the new album.
One of the most heavy bands in the nation was up last, Crowbar who was formed in 1988 and have a huge influence on metal. Black Label Society, Pantera, and more have toured with Crowbar, and these guys take it to a whole another level.
Kirk Windstein makes the guitar cry in pain when he plays, it sounds deep and painful through the speakers. Matthew Brunson was also on guitar, and he is the newest member of the band. Both Pat Bruders on bass and Tommy Buckley on drums have been in the band since 2005 and they fit in like they were there back in day. Crowbar kept the mosh pit up from the end of Prong.
All the bands were courteous enough to hang out with everyone tonight, they took pictures, signed autographs, and just conversed with fans, I love it when they do that.