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You'll be hooked and fully immersed in Pendulum's new album!
Immersion - Pendulum
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Immersion - Pendulum
Advantages: Powerful bass, enchanting synths and entrancing vocals. Accessible regardless of preferred genre.
Disadvantages: You just can't get some of these tracks out your head.
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.
Summary: An awesome album that I would definitely recommend! I believe this is set to become a classic.