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Dont Run Someone Over! Listen To Pendulum Instead
Immersion - Pendulum
Member Name: RazorSharp1987
Immersion - Pendulum
Date: 17/10/10, updated on 18/10/10 (28 review reads)
Advantages: Fast, Loud and Accessible to Rock and Electronica Lovers
Disadvantages: Not For Drum and Bass Dodgers
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!
*Please dont listen to Pendulum in the car, you may run someone over*
Summary: As the title suggests, the perfect tracks to suit your darker moods, possibly with a better outcome.