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|Studio album by Prong|
|Released||January 25, 1994|
|Genre||Groove metal, hardcore punk, industrial metal, alternative metal|
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. 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.
Vision Thing by The Sisters of Mercy was an influence on Cleansing. Tommy Victor said that the band was tired of their earlier thrash metal sound, and he wanted the band to go in a new direction that incorporated dance metal.
All tracks by Prong
- "Another Worldly Device" – 3:23
- "Whose Fist Is This Anyway?" – 4:42
- "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" – 4:11
- "Cut-Rate" – 4:52
- "Broken Peace" – 6:11
- "One Outnumbered" – 4:58
- "Out of This Misery" – 4:25
- "No Question" – 4:17
- "Not of This Earth" – 6:25
- "Home Rule" – 3:57
- "Sublime" – 3:53
- "Test" – 6:40
"Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" has been covered by several artists:
- Dry Kill Logic on their Rot EP, which was only available from Roadrunner Records metal radio mail list
- Demon Hunter on their album, The Triptych
- Six Feet Under on their third cover album Graveyard Classics 3
- Grinspoon on their EP, Pushing Buttons.
Billboard (North America)
|1994||The Billboard 200||126|||
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