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If you keep an open mind and are not frail enough to have a heart attack while listening to anything over 45 bpm, Pendulum might be for you - it was for me. Im a Muse fan, and I would have described myself as so if questioned "what type of music do you like", then go on to say Foo fighters and so on. Now I would say Pendulum before anything. When you need something a little more pacey from your music, or indeed go out the door with the mood "I am a god sent here to destroy you", this album and the previous two hit the spot quite well. Im not a huge fan of drum and bass or dubstep, but I strongly feel Pendulum bring something more to the genre, suited to Electronica and Rock lovers. Its more about the rocky and synthesized overtones than the plain underlying drum and bass beat. The singles "Withcraft" and "Watercolour" are great tracks, and if you are a casual listener, these can help ease you in to enjoy the heavier tracks like "Crush" and "The Fountain". Overall, I think the album Immersion is a little softer than In Silico and Hold Your Colour. As always however, if a particular track has grabbed your attention, it might take a couple of listen throughs for you to fully appreciate the tracks. For me at least, this is how I came to love their music. Having said that, if drum and bass is completely against your musical religious belief, or you are a dnb purist with a singular appetite (for what I find is a bland monotonous beat), there's no point experimenting to see if you like what is on offer here, even when I say its a 5 star experience. Many of the tracks are progressive and have some sort of fast and loud climax, and even as the play counts rack up in my media player, I'm still not getting tired of hearing the tracks. Repetitiveness is usually something that moves me on from a particular song at the time - but not this. Surprisingly I can play a Track from this album twice without yawning - a great feat and a half! What you might not expect from a drum and bass group is also very provocative and well written lyrics, of course in keeping with the music. You won't find an enduring love song telling you the world is perfect, but rather the opposite. Verses revolve around an almost sorrow tone, with some sense of hope or urgency to change, later in the tracks. Rob Swires voice is perfect for this. Make no mistake however; the tracks can reach a level of "audio violence". If you get angry at something, curl up your fists, or decide to go for a drive, Pendulum will almost always help you do something stupid, but at least you'll enjoy it more and have a perfect soundtrack from the occasion! 5/5 *Please dont listen to Pendulum in the car, you may run someone over*
This is one of the most recent CDs I actually bought as I am a big Pendulum fan! At first I was pretending it was just as good as there previous albums such as Hold Your Colour but I later realised it genuinely had some really good tunes on it. They are all quite unique and different to past ones - some sound a bit like tracks from Prodigy. 1. Genesis - This track is the introduction track and sets the scene nicely. It seems to build up into track 2, which flows on nicely from Genesis. 2. Salt In The Wounds - This isn't really my favourite track. It has quite a nice bass to it and starts off alright but is quite boring and sounds pretty ridiculous after a while. It seems to be pretty monotonous too. Towards the end, the tempo slows down and you can begin to admire the beats on full blast, which sounds alright. 3. Watercolour - arguably Pendulum's best song yet! This was their single released before the album and got plenty of attention, storming it's way into the top 10. The song starts up beautifully before the beat breaks and the lyrics begin with a more than suitable piano background. The lyrics themselves are actually pretty good and meaningful. As the song continues, the beat joins back in with the lyrics and it all comes together brilliantly. 4. Set Me On Fire - I originally looked past this song but it soon became my favourite, if not one f my favourite. It gets good towards the middle part with an awesome beat and bass. The tune is great too and there are some lyrics in there, not exactly the best though. However the tune and beats are excellent and quite sensational on full blast. 5. Crush - this song has a much faster tempo and I actually like it. The lyrics are a bit better than other songs and it has a good tune. There's a great bit towards the end backed up by some instrumental guitar. 6. Under The Waves - this song seems to have a bit of a deeper feel to it - perhaps due to the name itself but it's quite relaxing and almost sends you into a trance as you're listening. It picks up too with a slightly louder beat that joins in. The whole song feels pretty smooth and relaxing but it's annoyingly broken up by some different sound effects at times too. 7. Immunize - Not one of my favourite! I think this song has a really annoying tune to it and the lyrics are pretty much being shouted. The beat is great though towards the beginning until the lyrics begin. 8. The Island, Pt. I (Dawn) - This song has a really nice tune and the lyrics sound great in it too. It doesn't have any sound effects that don't really fit in well. 9. The Island, Pt. II (Dusk) - This song leads on from the previous part one and is a lot more mixed up with various sound effects. This is what Pendulum typically sounds like. However, the tune really picks up half way through before breaking into lyrics again. 10. The Vulture - this song is quite loud and 'in your face'. It has a nice background tune to it but I'm not fond of the somewhat shouty lyrics. It repeats itself through too so if you don't like it, you won't like this song. 11. Witchcraft - This was originally my favourite song on the album and I still really like it. It has some great lyrics and a fantastic tune. It starts off nice and slow before the tempo builds up. The chorus is great too and really catchy in this one. 12. Self vs. Self - I really tend to look past this song on the album - it is arguably the worst. It's pretty much instrumental the whole way through and has the most screamy lyrics out of them all, featuring 'In Flames'. The only pleasurable bit of the song is the end where Pendulum have added their own lyrics too, but it's broken apart by the screamy ones from In Flames for me. 13. Encoder - I was never a big fan of this one to start but it has grown on me! The introduction to the song is great and opens it nicely. It once again has nice lyrics and a catchy tune. It sounds a lot brighter and happier - a lot more musical and it's put together very well. I think it could well be the best song on the album. Towards the end of the song, the tune completely changes to a really catchy and quite relaxing one that slows it right down. You also hear the sound of waves just splashing up at the end. 14. The Fountain - This song is quite nice to finish the album. It has quite a long repetitive tune towards the beginning and the lyrics only kick in half way through, which are ok. It's quite a nice tune but has bits featuring Steve Wilson where he literally talks lyrics and this sort of puts me off. Overall this is a great album - perhaps not Pendulum's best but it has a fantastic range of different songs, some of which are really good. I'd have to say my overall favourite 3 in order from first to last has to be Watercolour, Witchcraft and Set Me On Fire. You can buy this CD on Amazon for just £5.99, which is a real bargain! It's even cheaper than iTunes where it is priced at £7.99, however this price has dropped as I originally bought it off iTunes for over £10. Thanks for reading! :)
A lot of people were very disappointed by "In Silico", although personally I thought it was a better album than "Hold Your Colour", but only because the tracks were all consistently good. Having realised that "Immersion" is back to their Drum & Bass roots, I wasn't sure if it would be as good. 1. "Genesis" This is an introduction track, not dissimilar to the intro from their first album. Can't really say much about it, because it's an intro to the next track. 2. "Salt in the Wounds" Ok, so after listening to this, I realised that they have gone back to their old roots, yet they've incorporated some new elements to it. The track sounds very similar to "Slam", although halfway through they added some Dubstep beat to the track, something which I was surprised about. Good track though, nevertheless. 3. "Watercolour" The lead single from the album, which is very radio-friendly, and is a "grower". 4. "Set Me on Fire" A full on dubstep track, which may be seen as boring by some, but it is really good, because it's very chilling, and it's good to see Pendulum experimenting. 5. "Crush" This sounds like the "Drum & Bass" version of Propane Nightmares, and I can definitely picture this as a single. One of the stronger tracks on the album. 6. "Under the Waves" The start makes you think this is going to be quite a chillin track, but I was very wrong, because the bassline kicks in after a few minutes, making the track more upbeat. 7. "Immunize" (feat. Liam Howlett) This track isn't that great, and it feels more like a filler for some reason. That said, it is ok to listen to. 8. "The Island - Pt. I (Dawn)" This has a lot of unstructured beats, which I'm sure Pendulum would not have done in their early days, that said, it is a good track 9. "The Island - Pt. II (Dusk)" This is exactly the same as Part I, but slower. 10. "Comprachicos" Odd track, because the beginning sounds shockingly bad, but then it kicks in halfway through with a strong guitar riff. That said, it is probably the weakest song on the album. 11. "The Vulture" This features the MC Ben Mount who usually does the live shows; that said he isn't featured much, and his voice is drowned out my the loud synths, which will sound very good in clubs. 12. "Witchcraft" This is an excellent song, which features synths, and guitars. Love it, and is worthy of a single. 13. "Self vs Self" (feat. In Flames) This is pure Metal. Something which I thought I'd never say about Pendulum. It's all guitars and screamings, no dance/drum and bass element to it. That said, I know many will hate this song, but I love it, it's fresh, different and that's what I like to hear. 14. "The Fountain" (feat. Steven Wilson) This is the best song on the album. The drum & bass element, with the different vocals (usually Rob Swire, but this time Steven Wilson), and the piano, makes this sound like a song anyone could like, because it's not too dancy, but it's not too ballady either. An excellent song. 15. "Encoder" This is basically a dancier version of "the tempest"; that said "The Tempest" was a much better song, and a slightly disappointing way to finish the album. Weirdly, I would say this album sounds more rockier that "In Silico", but it definitely sounds a lot more like their 1st album. Not sure if it's the best out of the 3, but it is definitely worthy of 5 stars, and worth buying.
I know nothing about Pendulum and I don't even listen to drum and bass but somehow this album has me captivated. A friend introduced me to the album then I immediately went out to buy it as it hooked me in it's web of bass lines almost instantly. I usually listen almost exclusively to rock, pop, metal and some country but this album appears to be something very special. For this reason I can't really explain much about the band and know very little about drum and bass. You may be thinking why should I review such an album? The reason for doing so is the fact that the album has been able to so easily market itself to someone such as me shows just how good this album is and how widely appealing I believe it is. For this reason I would like to share the experience with others too. In fact I have been approached by numerous people I barely know in uni halls knocking on my door just to find out what the music was they could here as it sounded so good. I can't really decide which the 'hits' of the album are because every track on this album has it's place and each track flows seamlessly into the next. Several tracks really stand out to me, in particular "Watercolour", "Set Me On Fire", "Crush" and "Witchcraft". The four all have catchy tunes and are the ones I'd pick from to play if I was only allowed a few on a play list or if I was going to request a track in a club. I think the appeal of this album to me the tracks have all the aspects that I would expect from a good rock song. In fact upon first hearing some of the tracks they reminded me of Nickelback tracks and some tracks such as "Self vs Self" would almost be best classed as metal rather than drum and bass. The album for me has inadvertently provided a backdoor into a genre which I would have never experimented with otherwise. Now not only did I find myself buying it after only one listening but find myself listening to the whole album on loop for hours on end. The album appears to be really well mixed with a nice wide dynamic range giving the tracks room to breathe whilst pounding the listener with mammoth bass lines, smooth vocals and with entrancing synth lines. The whole album uses the whole musical soundscape to maximum effect. Immersion really does distort the boundaries of different genres and the result is a sonic experience that is as unique as it is exciting as it takes you on a trip as you lie listening to the album. I would certainly recommend you buy this album even if it's not what you'd usually go for and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Immersion is the third studio album by drum and bass band Pendulum. Pendulum are from Australia and formed in 2002. The first time I listened to this album I was very impressed as individually all the songs or very good, Witchcraft and Watercolour are two of my personal favourites, but when I listened to the album a few more times I found all the songs beginning to sound very similar. However, I don't want to be too critical because if you listen to the songs on the album on there own they are very, very good. The song Self Vs Self featuring Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames was one the really intrigued me. When I first read that drum and bass band Pendulum would be teaming up with death metal band In Flames i was quite suprised and wasn't really sure what to expect. However, when i heard it I was shocked at how well it worked and I think it is a great song; hopefully this will inspire the two bands to work together more. Overall, Immersion is definitely an improvement on previous album In Silico as it goes back to the more drum and bass style music, but when you've listened to the whole album a few times it does begin to get a bit boring and all the songs start to sound the same.
Pendulum brought out their third album in 2010 when they dropped "Immersion". The record finds the Electronica act, which began as a Drum & Bass outfit coming to show more of how they 'developed' as a unit beyond standard D&B group which allowed them t break into the mainstream (which not many in that field manage to do with "Hold You Colour" as their debut, and towards more experimental material. The Australian act manage to draw in Drumstep, Dubstep and Metal this time around as they keep the progression running. 1. "Genesis" (Intro) 2. "Salt in the Wounds" Moving on from a slow and steady introduction, we're found thrown right into the mix of the album as we move towards this one. This is a high-powered Drum & Bass piece with an empowering feel which simply takes you over with the energy of the ascending synth work before the breaks finally find their way in. I thought that it was very generic and the format was far too simplistic. To me it was nothing more than a remake of "Slam". **Two Stars** 3. "Watercolour" This one came as the lead single to the album and so stands out as something which was able to gather quite a bit more attention than others on the album simply because it was used as promotion for this release. I thought that it had no defining feature to it whatsoever as it's very straight-forward mainstream Drum & Bass with no real connection to the dirty roots of the genre and is far too clean to get anything from it. **One Star** 4. "Set Me On Fire" They seem to change the format slightly for this one as the structure isn't as text book as had been heard on the couple of cuts which preceded it. Here we have them experimenting with Dubstep a little as they try out how they can manipulate sub bass and other things together with their signature sound to make for what's found here. I thought that the water-down nature of it was rather annoying (for someone into Dubstep) and it never seems to reach any real climax. **Two Stars** 5. "Crush" On this one we have them coming to just get loose with it as they return back towards the Drum & Bass. They kick it all off with raw Breakbeats to act as a direct contrast from what was heard on the last one. For me, this one was just as plain as what had just been heard on the other couple of D&B cuts and so wasn't really going anywhere all that significant and wouldn't appeal to real bassheads. **One Star** 6. "Under The Waves" As this one comes in, we find that Pendulum haven't really changed anything at all and are to continue with the generic way in which they've put together at every other stage through the release. This is one didn't say much for me at all and I thought that it was pulling them down even further with the lack of anything meaty in the music - it seems to just be gradually getting cleaner and increasingly like annoying Electronica. **One Star** 7. "Immunize" Liam Howlett (of The Prodigy) comes to help them out on this one and i felt that his assistnece way just what the act needed in order to get just a little something out of the msuci and show that it wasn't all terrible on this album. What's found here is gritty and much harder than the rest up to this point. Although it still wasn't moving that far away from this post-"Hold Your Colour" song, it's a big improvement to the course of this release. **Four Stars** 8. "The Island" (Part 1) The first half of a two-parter gets going with this one. To me, they were taking things down the wrong route once more as they go out there with an Electronica tune. It's a move away from hte Drum & Bass elsewhere as they show that they're down for a little House and aren't afraid to do so when this is a time when that kind of Euro-Dance/House sound rose back into prominence. Although this is the case, I still haven't found a liking for it and thought that the mindless, monotonous thumping was all that was needed to make me want to skip it. **One Star** 9. "The Island" (Part 2) They move on towards the second part of the last cut (utilising the same synthesizer melody looped through the cut). However, this one differs from it in that it's done in a Fidget House style and so takes on slight Dubstep elements to it. I felt that it was a big improvement on the last and is nice to see how they worked off a past idea to make another one, but it still wasn't quite doing it for me. **Three Stars** 10. "Comprachios" Rob Swire is on the vocals here (as on a few others on this album) and I thought that he did a nice job at holding things together on this pretty choppy record. Here we're given a very disjointed track as we find that Drumstep is attempted by the act (a mix of Drum & Bass with Dubstep). I thought that their trial was successful as they manage to make for a raw tune and one which draws in more of the true Drum & bass fans than what else is found here. **Four Stars** 11. "The Vulture" I thought that what the act did was this one was a little too much. Here it seems that they come to bring a track which builds from the mix of styles seen on the last one and is intent on going in hard with quite roughly-cut sounds, but I thought that the generic synth which they drop over the top undermines all of this and so will draw out those who thought that their style was getting much more intense. **Two Stars** 12. "Witchcraft" This is another of the singles from the album. I have to say that I liked it a little more than the other one found on the thing, but still really isn't anything worth getting excited about. Here it seems that they opt for some Electro-Rock as a bit of a switch-up, but I can't say that it was really doing all that much for me because the sound is far too much alike what was found throughout "In Silico" and that simply wasn't to my tastes at all. **One Star** 13. "Self vs Self" The Melodeath (Melodic Death Metal) band In Flames come to show some support by linking up with Pendulum for this track. I thought that it was a great time to lay down such a track after the last, in which they went for a little Electro-Rock and I have to say that I enjoyed what they did this time around. This won't be to everyone's taste, but I welcomed this offering as they do a Death Metal track with added electronic breaks. **Four Stars** 14. "The Fountain" Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson comes to aid with the vocals here and I thought that it was a welcome extra added element to this one. We find that here we're taken right into a pretty standard cut. It's simply a piece of relentless Drum & Bass and rips through the cut harshly here to a pretty nice effect. Having said this, it's once again nothing you couldn't find elsewhere and seems to be nothing more than filler. **Two Stars** 15. "Encoder" The album comes to an end with this one. I thought that it did very little at the closure of the record, where you may expect to find something fresh to give you a reason to return to their music in the future. This is nothing more than some very plain work from them and something which actually sounds as though they're simply re-vamped "The Tempest" from their last album and so haven't really tried at all to do anything new. **One Star** I have to admit that to some, I was impressed by this album as they've sorted out a couple of problems that the last one had. Although this may be the case, it's generally quite weak and not what I'd look for in a Drum & Bass album (but they'd fight this by saying that it's not the genre they're about anymore and probably say that they can't be 'pigeonholed'). It's far too clean and commercial for me, but has the odd one to make things exciting.
So Pendulum bring us their third album.If you are not aware Pendulum are trio of friends from Australia.They consist of two Producers and one dj.They got their first big break in 2002 with the release of their first single 'vault'.It came out on an independent label called 31 records.Over the course of the next 5 years Pendulum went from strength to strength releasing many singles on different labels until they exclusively signed with Breakbeat Kaos. They became famous all over the globe thanks to their DJ sets and music.After the release of their first album (Hold your colour),Pendulum came into a legal dispute with Breakbeat Kaos and subsequently left.This was after the commercial success of their album and they were then signed to Warner music.After a quiet spell they released a song called Granite which showed them having a more rocky sound to their music.The song was play listed on Radio 1 but did not really do to well sale wise.Then Propane Nightmares was released and they had a top ten hit , and started getting booked for all the major festivals.They have become renowned for their high energy live Drum and Bass sets.Featuring live drummers and singers.The second album In Silico was released and was very well accepted commercially reaching number 4 in the UK album chart.This caused a lot of hate from many Drum and Bass fans as they accused Pendulum of selling out.After touring for nearly a year solid they are back with Immersion, so lets have a listen ...... 1.Genesis Wow not what i was expecting a very powerful piece of music starts off the album,it almost sounds like it could have been in the soundtrack from Lord of the rings due to its atmosphere and depth.It gives me the sense that its building up for something special 2.Salt in the wounds Starts off with the typicall Pendulm synth that they have used in a lot of songs with slowed down beats building up to the main part of the song.Ermmm the drop sounds just like their old song Slam but cut up.Do not get me wrong it is very well produced and very high energy based but it is not exactly very original.They have used pretty much all the same sounds from Slam but have changed the melodies.It does not have much progression to it either and features no vocals.It does work on the dance-floor but i think this song will divide a lot of fans.The drum and bass fans wont like it because it is just like slam,and the commercial fans i cant see liking it as there is no vocals and it does not progress. 3.Watercolour The current single play listed on radio 1 and made it to number 4 in the UK singles chart. Typical Pendulum beats are put together with a nice synth and some great vocal work. Defiantly better than the opening track.Everything sits together perfectly.A simple piano and some nice vocal work build the track up into a great little track. Defiantly aimed for their live performances.Very nice to listen to and has the high energy you would expect from Pendulum. 4.Set me on fire A very Prodigy sounding track.The track starts with a nice little break with a vocal loop before dropping into some crazy sound effects.The main part of the track is Dubstep sounding basically slowed down drum and bass.It has some pitched up reggae style vocals flowing with the sound effects quite nicely.I like the production of the track it is very clean,but the track itself is a bit boring its very slow and does not have al lot going on.I think they are trying to cash in on Chase and Statuses success by making this track they just don't pull it off though.Their sound defiantly suits more fast paced high energy songs as opposed to this. 5.Crush Starts off with a very rock sounding guitar and just drops out of nowhere into a very nice sounding track.The clever sound effects sit brilliantly with the vocals.This is defiantly what they do best,keeping the song to one genre instead of mashing 2 or 3 genres together.A very epic track in my opinion.Not so much a drum and bass track but still has the energy you would expect form Pendulum.The vocals are great and give the track that edge they defiantly hold this track together and make it what it is.It finishes very acoustic sounding with a nice simple guitar being strummed along to the sound effects of the song. 6.Under the waves This starts off with a simple break-beat and a nice vocal,starts off very light if that makes sense its refreshing on the ears as there is not lots going on.The drop was not what i was expecting as they use the high pitched synth noise yet again and the vocals disappear.It is a very easy listening track due to its simplicity.It would not work on a dance-floor but it is quite pleasant,i really like it but i am not sure why.Everything just sits together nicely and the sound effects give the tune a nice edge. 7.Immunize A very dark sounding intro kicks off with some heavy breaks and sound effects.It becomes very epic and dark sounding and some nice vocals come in to build up track brilliantly.The drop its very pendulum sounding with the synths but it is angry if that makes sense.The vocals and crashing drums give it another dimension,I'm sitting here bouncing my head as i write this, its great. Defiantly reminiscent of their earlier stuff.It is very well produced and packs a serious punch although a bit repetitive i don't find myself getting bored of it just more bouncing :) The track also features Liam Howett of Prodigy 8.The island - Part 1 Dawn Starting with a simple hand clap and sound effect the intro is very simple with a teasing sytnth slowly creeping in before it all goes quiet and builds into a very nice break beat track.The synths sit perfectly over the drums and some nice vocal work kicks in almost making it sound like a track deadmau5 has produced. Extremely list-enable .I can see this being the next single,it still has the edgy sound that you would expect from Pendulum just slowed down giving the album a refreshing break. 9.The island -Part 2 Dusk The intro is exactly the same as part 1 ,but it drops into an absolute monster of a house track.I have never heard anything like this before, but i want to hear more of it.It really is incredible the production and everything is perfect.I can not see any dance music fan not bouncing around to this.Very high energy.It becomes clear why the track has to versions now as this will be the dance floor version,and the other will be used for live performances.It keeps changing and progressing all the time this is defiantly my favourite track so far off the album WOW that is all i can say. 10. Comprachios A very dark sounding drum beat and sound effects start off with a scary vocal almost sounds like slipknott.The vocal remains on the intro with the slowed down beats and out of nowhere it drops into a monster of a drum and bass track with trashy guitars.Its a very good track a bit weird to put it aftre a house track but hey.It is very high energy and is aimed at the mosh pit never mind the dance floor.The darkest track I have ever heard from them but that is not a bead thing. 11.The Vulture Another house beat sounding intro with some very clever effects.This is defiantly Prodigy influenced that is clear just by listening to the intro.The drop is just head blowing it is like being punched in the face full on drums and vocals kick in out of nowhere and the synths are used very well with teasing basslines and guitar riffs.This is a very good song, it progress well and keeps you wanting more.It does jump about a bit but this is defiantly a High energy based track that was made to get people bouncing.That drop is just phenomenal This is defiantly another favourite,more of this please Pendulum :) 12.Witchcraft A nice slow vocal starts this track off,and it is needed after the madness of the previous track.A nice guitar teases in with the vocal then again out of nowhere comes the high energy drums and synths,they are getting very good at lulling me into a false sense of security.The drop is quite heavy and again reminiscent of slam but is comes back in with the vocals and gives the track its listen ability which will appeal to the more mainstream audience.A very well produced track as always.I like it it is a drum and bass track but the parts where the vocals come in give it another dimension.Another strong track on the album :) 13.Self vs Self A very rock sounding intro almost sounds like system of a down with that guitar riff.Drops into a very heavy metal track with crashing drums,None of the high pitched synths or sound effects are in this track.It will defiantly get your adrenaline flowing.When the vocal does kick in it is very angry sounding this is defiantly a heavy rock tune.The only way to describe it is slipknot but you can understand the vocals.Not really my sort of thing but very good and i could defiantly listen to it 14.The Fountain Back to the drum and bass, a very typicall Pendulum sounding intro drops into a nice little track.A much more subtle vocal fits brilliantly with a nice piano melody.The beats are quick paced and give the track the high energy feel.Not really sure about this track, it is like they have tried to mix high tempo with low tempo and i dont really like it.And the guy singing it sounds like Phil Collins,so imagine that over drum and bass.It does not really progress much either and becomes repetitive extremely quickly. 15.Encoder The final track starts off with an 80s sounding melody.With a teasing drum roll leaving you wonder where the track will go.The drop features an almost pop sounding beat with also very pop sounding vocals.Not what i was expecting to hear from Pendulum.But it works it is a nice slice of electro pop and a great way to finish the album. Overall The whole album has a solid sound to it.It does not start off to great but it gets better and better in my opinion.Its great to see them being so diverse and covering so many different types of music.Its pretty heavy going in some places though so i would not advise you to listen to it if you would like to hear something mellow.It was not as monotonous as i was expecting.And the track Island part 2 just blew me away it was so good.I can see this being appealing to anyone who is a fan of their previous stuff not to mention anyone who like their beats fast and furious.It is a refreshing change to see artists coming out of their comfort zones and trying their hand at different things.And when it does happen it does not normally work but Pendulum have managed to buck that trend and have unleashed a great piece of modern music on the world.It is available as CD for £9 from amazon or as an mp3 bundle from pretty much everywhere.I hope you have as much fun listening to it as i did :) *********** i should point out this is not avliable till may 24th (no i did not download it i have an advance copy :))****************
Disc #1 Tracklisting
2 Salt In The Wounds
4 Set Me On Fire
6 Under The Waves
7 Immunize (Ft. Liam Howlett)
8 The Island - Pt. I (Dawn)
9 The Island - Pt. II (Dusk)
11 The Vulture
13 Self vs Self (Ft. In Flames)
14 The Fountain (Ft. Steven Wilson)