The Prodigy - Omen

TC 08/02/2009

Rating: 2.5/5

Second single from the re-united team anger just ahead of next month's new album 'Invaders Must Die'. The last album illustrated for me how ordinary the band are without Keith Flint yelping up front, so I'm looking forward with some apprehension to the new album.

Apprehension indeed on the basis of this single. It's certainly back to basics for the gang, with a trademark sound but it's far closer to their earlier work than the ground-breaking 'The Fat Of The Land' that had folk starting fires and smacking bitches up! But that was over a decade ago and things have moved along in the world of electropunk. Pendulum have become the young pretenders and so the heavyweight champions need to defend their title - will they succeed? Well Pendulum's “In Silico” was average at best and this single, whilst being over commercial, suggests that The Prodigy will keep their title, on points!

Release date: 16/02/09