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Great Dance Album
Invaders Must Die - The Prodigy
Member Name: seano1993
Invaders Must Die - The Prodigy
Advantages: Great energetic songs that will get you up and dancing
Disadvantages: A few bad songs
"Invaders Must Die" is the fifth album from English electronic act "The Prodigy" and was released on February 2009.
Before buying this album the only Prodigy song I had heard was "Firestarter" a big hit back in the 90s, so I wasn't really sure what to expect from their latest offering. The CD is quite bland looking, with the front bearing a rather unimaginative logo with the album name.
First track is "Invaders Must Die" which is a great introduction to the album and really sets the tone for whats to come. Its a good rave song complete with vocalist Keith Flint screaming "Invaders must Die" at you. It flows well into the next song "Omen", which starts of with a brilliant, in your face, electronic riff, which goes on through the whole song. If you don't start dancing to this you must be a robot because it's impossible not to be infected by the vocals throughout: "The writing's on the wall, It wont go away!"
Next is "Thunder", which is the first vocal showing of Maxim Reality, the other vocalist. Its a more heavy song, and harder to get into but after a few listens you will be hooked to the pounding drums and keyboard riffs.
Track four is "Colours", which is a sort of rave battle cry as Keith urges to "Bring your colours to the floor". I found it a bit boring and repetitive apart from the deadly electronic riff that plays at the end of the song.
Next is a sort of anthem with its really catchy chorus of "Take me to the hospital". It has probably the most vocals of any song on the album, with both Keith Flint and Maxim Reality singing throughout. It isn't as engaging as the other songs though because the riff playing throughout is a bit annoying. Luckily its followed by another (much better) single, "Warriors Dance". A siren gradually gets louder and louder until exploding into a really energetic dance song, complete with some female vocals which makes it a welcome change.
The next song was the one I was most looking forward to, "Run With Wolves", because it features Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures) on drums which sounded quite interesting. Unfortunately its one of the weakest songs on the album, and the repeated lyrics of "You're a monk, thats why I had to cut you down!" don't do anything for me. The drums aren't very remarkable either so this song was a bit boring. It's followed by "Omen Reprise" a pointless one minute and thirty-nine seconds track which features parts of Omen, over an ambient beat.
"World's on fire" is the third-last song. Its an average song followed by "Piranha" a song which has a weird screeching synthesizer which really annoys me for some reason. The album finishes with "Stand Up", which samples the trumpet line from 'One Way Glass' by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. It's a disappointing way to end the album and I think should have used "Warriors Dance" to finish the album strongly.
While the rave scene that The Prodigy first entered in the early 90s does not hold the same importance as it did back then, The Prodigy prove they still have the gift of making great dance music, much better than the other crap churned out by the likes of BassHunter and Cascada, while still holding their own in the charts, and more importantly dance floors around the world.
Download: Invaders must Die, Omen, Thunder, Warriors Dance
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