Prodigium - "Self Titled LP" (Groove Metal)
Prodigium is a libertarian two piece groove metal band from Jackson , MS . Formed in 2010 when cousins Lloyd Bourne and Robert Van Zandt started writing metal music together. The songs they wrote over the following two years would languish as demos until the 2020 quarantine where they were rerecorded and re-imagined. That work culminated in their debut self-titled album Prodigium . Inspired by Pantera , Machine Head and the greater early 90’s groove metal scene, Prodigium’s debut album is political, melodic and most of all brutal. The opener of the album Heathen tells the story of the cost of war on the human soul and features a guitar solo from Cameron Losch of Born of Osiris . The U.S.S.A . is a searing 7 minute attack on the American regime followed by the album's single Warhorse , a biting critique on the overreaching American government. Broken follows Warhorse in the track listing and it is both the story of leaving where you were raised to start a new life as well as leaving to fight oppression . The second to last track on the album is Unchained a bombastic song about finding freedom . The final and longest song on the album is The Tempest Will Rise a sprawling 9 minute song about taking the fight to your enemy. Download it for free on Bandcamp or stream it on all your favorite streaming services.