Songs from the Black Hole (Prong album)

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Songs from the Black Hole
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
RecordedTrixx Studios in Berlin, Germany
GenreGroove metal, thrash metal, crossover thrash
Length42:10
LabelSteamhammer/SPV
ProducerTommy Victor
Prong chronology
Ruining Lives
(2014)
Songs from the Black Hole
(2015)
X: No Absolutes
(2016)

Songs from the Black Hole is a cover album from American metal band Prong. It was released on March 31, 2015. According to frontman Tommy Victor, the goal of the cover album was to explore musical roots of the band and "the vast landscape that makes up the band’s sound". The cover artwork was created by Mike Lopez. Victor stated, it should visualize "the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change".[1] The basic tracks were recorded with Peter Funke in Trixx Studios in Berlin, Germany. The album was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier at Mission:Black Studios in Santa Clarita, California with additional guitars also recorded there. Vocals were recorded by Collier at Lynchbox Studios also in Santa Clarita. Jason Christopher added background vocals on "Give Me the Cure".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Classic Rock3/5 stars[4]
Record Collector3/5 stars[5]

Songs from the Black Hole received mixed reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 66/100 based on 4 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Doomsday" (Discharge) - 2:44
  2. "Vision Thing" (The Sisters of Mercy) - 4:44
  3. "Goofy's Concern" (Butthole Surfers) - 2:44
  4. "Kids of the Black Hole" (Adolescents) - 5:28
  5. "Bars" (Black Flag) - 4:18
  6. "Seeing Red" (Killing Joke) - 6:18
  7. "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (Hüsker Dü) - 3:32
  8. "Give Me the Cure" (Fugazi) - 3:08
  9. "Banned in DC" (Bad Brains) - 2:22
  10. "Cortez the Killer" (Neil Young) - 6:52

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prong to Unleash Covers Album 'Songs From the Black Hole". Loudwire.com. 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ a b "Songs from the Black Hole by Prong Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ Songs from the Black Hole at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ Brannigan, Paul (17 April 2015). "Prong: Songs From The Black Hole". Classic Rock. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ Shooman, Joe (April 2015). "Songs From The Black Hole". Record Collector. Retrieved 10 December 2017.