Cleansing (album)

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Studio album by Prong
Released January 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Groove metal, hardcore punk, industrial metal, alternative metal
Length 58:02
Label Epic
Producer Terry Date
Prong chronology
Whose Fist Is This Anyway?
Rude Awakening
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Cleansing is the fourth album by the American heavy metal band Prong. It was produced by Terry Date, whereas all of Prong's previous albums had been produced by Mark Dodson. It includes ex-Killing Joke members Paul Raven on bass guitar and John Bechdel on keyboards/programming. Cleansing was Prong's only moderate commercial success. It was reissued in 2008 as a digipack version.

The music video to "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head. Dry Kill Logic covered it on their Rot EP, which was only available from Roadrunner Records metal radio mail list. Demon Hunter also covered "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" on their album, The Triptych. Six Feet Under covered this song on their third cover album Graveyard Classics 3. The professional wrestler Justin Credible used the track as his entrance theme in Extreme Championship Wrestling and when performing in the independent promotions.

To promote the album, Prong embarked on the Cleansing Tour which included opening acts Clutch and Drown. They also toured with Sepultura and Pantera as an opener for their Chaos A.D. and Far Beyond Driven tours.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Prong

  1. "Another Worldly Device" – 3:23
  2. "Whose Fist Is This Anyway?" – 4:42
  3. "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" – 4:11
  4. "Cut-Rate" – 4:52
  5. "Broken Peace" – 6:11
  6. "One Outnumbered" – 4:58
  7. "Out of This Misery" – 4:25
  8. "No Question" – 4:17
  9. "Not of This Earth" – 6:25
  10. "Home Rule" – 3:57
  11. "Sublime" – 3:53
  12. "Test" – 6:40


Chart positions[edit]


Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 126