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The Day Is My Enemy

EDM survivors take a sharp left turn into punky, bratty noise

The Prodigy

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 26: Keith Flint of The Prodigy performs on stage at Global Gathering at Long Marston Airfield on July 26, 2014 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Do veteran electronic gnashers the Prodigy dare to drop an album in the Skrillex era? With their usual arsenal of Nirvana-esque riffs all but ineffective in a post-dubstep world, the resilient crew instead swerves hard into digital hardcore noise on their sixth album. They ignore modern EDM conventions almost completely (save a track with "Bass Cannon" gunner Flux Pavilion), opting instead for a high-velocity chug that recalls their style circa 1992, combined with the punky, jagged attack of recent M.I.A. Unlike their funky, rap-informed late-Nineties peak, The Day Is My Enemy can be obnoxious and same-y after a while — but what good punk isn't?


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