What unites Mogwai, Paradise Lost and Prong? It’s simple, they’re considered among the reference groups in their respective musical genre. But today they have a further element in common: all of these legendary groups are going to release a new album in the short term. And we expect really big things: applauses and fireworks. Let’s review together the situation, there are in fact a few new songs available as an anticipation of their new albums.
Scottish post-rock legends Mogwai are active in different forms since 1995 and they have published so far 8 studio full-lenght albums and 5 complete movie soundtracks. Some of their works have become real milestones in the history of modern music, and they have lso managed to evolve their sound towards different directions (not always with the same results, however). Their last works, as for example their 2014’s Rave Tapes, show an evident softening of the more industrial and complex elements of their original sound and this new stylistic direction seems confirmed from the singles that they already shared from the new forthcoming album Every Country’s Sun, which will be out on September 1st, 2017.
Paradise Lost is another band which doesn’t need particular introductions. The British gothic metal masters are about to release the album no.15 of a long and articulated career, a musical roadmap which has seen the band changing directions more than one time, exploring territories in some cases quite distant from their original domain and sometime with controversial results. In every work they produced, however, they always maintained a sort of musical and ethical integrity (I mean: they never copied anybody) and even if they changed style from album to album you could always say: this is a Paradise Lost’s disc. The band has just put out a new song, called The Longest Winter, which is taken from their new forthcoming album, Medusa, that will be out on September 1st, 2017. The new song is definitely close to their original style than most of their newest albums, pointing out that perhaps their long journey is coming to the starting point, which could of course be the origin of a new exploration.
Last, but not least, we have the expected release of Zero Days, the last album by the groove metal & crossover champions Prong. The band has been quite prolific in the last few years, not always with the same results. Since the band’s reformation in 2007, they have already published 5 albums (Zero Days will be thus the 6th in 10 years, and the 4th in the last four years!). We don’t have yet any early song to listen from the new work, so we can just review the words from band’s leader Tommy Victor (who contributed also to the last Danzig’s LP) : It’s a solid outing. We have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves, everything that makes up a PRONG record. It’s definitely a record to listen to start to finish!! We’ll see if these statements will be confirmed, apparently is a matter of only a few weeks.