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An album that I never tire of replaying.
on 10 May 2016
What can I say about this album. It's an immense piece of work full of what I'd call stadium songs. Genesis sets the tone as an intro and leads us into what I consider the weakest song on the album Salt in the Wounds. This is certainly not a bad song, but in my opinion it's at least 2 minutes too long. Everything this song does it could have achieved in under 4 minutes. This is followed by the awesome Watercolour, filled with skin crawling melody. Starting slowly and building to a real chest beater. Set me on Fire is one of my favourite Pendulum songs. You just can't help but crank up both volume and bass on this and blow speakers where ever you can. You can certainly here the dubstep influence in this one. Other notable tunes on the album are the instantly recognisable and epic 'The island' both parts. On first listen, after the haunting lyrical melody of part one, to be to suddenly thrown into the random cacophony of part two had me thinking "what the hell?" The subsequent listens though completely hooked me and part two definitely serves as a deserved counterpoint to the first part. The Vulture for some reason reminds me of Prodigy and if I still did night clubs (I'm way too old for them now) could imagine this being played to a dance floor full of ecstasy filled kids.Witchcraft is another fav of mine, another tune you can't help but move to. Encoder is the final track on the album and feels like it. It's another tune that like The Tempest on 'In Silica' seems to be specifically written to end the album/gig or whatever. It's not quite in the same league as The Tempest but a great outtro nevertheless.