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A different approach, a stunning result,
This review is from: Immersion (Audio CD)It took me quite a while to get used to this album after listening to Hold Your Colour and In Silico.
I see their point about Immersion being the best bits of both - where Hold Your Colour had a strong theme (sort of tropical in a sense), In Silico had the pure rhythmic and melodic showdowns. Immersion combines both of them to form a themed album, but more heavily concentrating on the melodies to give a smooth sound.
The tracks are placed back to back in contrast. Although the rhythms may be completely different, they seem to lead on to each other and create a nice effect for the listener. Myself, I'm not so keen on the Self vs Self track as it disrupts the genre of the album, but the song itself is great and unlike the previous two albums, Immersion focuses more on singing than before - I think it works!
It's taken a while to get used to it: the first time I heard it, I thought it was quite mediocre, but eventually it grew on me and I liked it more and more. Now I have dubbed it my favourite from Pendulum.
Maybe it's not the same sort of genre as the previous two were, but whatever it is, I like it!