Pendulum
Immersion


2.5
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Review

by grayman USER (2 Reviews)
February 22nd, 2011 | 20 replies | 3,424 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Has Pendulum's "Immersion" changed the landscape of electronic music forever?

0 of 1 thought this review was well written

Well... no. But hey, it was a nice try.

Fun and accessible for the most part, "Immersion" is perfect for the casual electronic listener. Its catchy beats and pulsating rhythms give one the feel of, for lack of a better description, being in a European techno club. Fans of stadium pump-up tunes such as "Sandstorm" or "Kernkraft 400" should be amply satisfied and come back for multiple listens.

On the flipside, connoisseurs of critically acclaimed electronic acts such as Flying Lotus, LCD Soundsystem, or The Glitch Mob may find this album bland and somewhat unappealing. Indeed, I found that for many songs on the album, while they may have had a catchy intro and interesting riffs, the song would never deviate from that initial riff, leaving me wanting more but, unfortunately, never satisfied.

However, interesting tracks weren't nonexistent. Pendulum managed to deliver on songs such as the two part "The Island", the enjoyable "Crush", and the post-hardcore track (not a typo) "Self vs. Self (feat. In Flames)".

If you want to listen to some fun electronic music without having to dig in the catacombs of the more unaccessible, less mainstream acts, look no further than "Immersion". However, for one who is looking for a more "artistic" album, "Immersion"s monotonous song structure and repetitive tunes would be a major turn-off, and I wouldn't give the thought of buying this album too much consideration.


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  • Tyrannic (4)
    Screw thinking, I'll be out dancing....

    fish CONTRIBUTOR (4)
    Accessible, glossy and energetic drum 'n' bass with a little more to offer when explored f...

    Michael B. (4)
    Drum and bass collides with stadium rock. An excellent album emerges....

    Deviant STAFF (3)
    Immersion - Pendulum's attempts at bridging the gap...

  • Peter K. Mark (3.5)
    Bombastic, vivid and aggressive, Immersion vows to shout loud enough to be heard by everyo...


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grayman
February 21st 2011



1 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This was my first review. I kept it concise because, honestly, my opinions on the album were concise. Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated!

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 21st 2011



30865 Comments


This tells me nothing about what this is or sounds like

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vanderb0b
February 21st 2011



3473 Comments


Your writing isn't particularly bad (indeed, aside from your use of personal pronouns [I, you, etc.], there isn't much wrong here), the problem is that this whole review is incredible shallow. All that I've gathered from this is that the album is electronic music with a post hardcore track and it isn't particularly good (and that really isn't enough). Go into more detail about what this sounds like and why you feel the way you do about it.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 21st 2011



30865 Comments


'Self Vs. Self' isn't a post hardcore track, like at all

Tyrael
February 22nd 2011



20725 Comments


Self Vs Self is an In Flames track with a bit of drum 'n bass thrown in...
This review is a bit too concise, I'd like to see you expand your reasoning.
edit: In Flames are melodeath.

geng
February 22nd 2011



1986 Comments


I would echo what everyone else has said. You need to be more informative and if you're making references to other bands/genre cross-overs make sure you know what you're talking about.

Waior
February 22nd 2011



11425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I enjoy this album.

fr33convict
February 22nd 2011



11687 Comments


Someone who's never heard this album or read reviews about before (i.e, me) will have absolutely no clue what this album sounds like. Work on actually describing the album more. The best reviews are the ones that paint a picture in your head of what it sounds like.

bloc
February 22nd 2011



34668 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

4 beast songs on this

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Waior
February 22nd 2011



11425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Which ones are those?

bloc
February 22nd 2011



34668 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The Island Pt 1
Comprachicos
The Vulture
Self vs. Self

I love them.

Waior
February 22nd 2011



11425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very bloc of you. I'm not sure I'll ever understand how the two of us can enjoy the same things for entirely different reasons

Tyrael
February 22nd 2011



20725 Comments


Oh cool another 4

Baphomet
February 22nd 2011



7364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is quite enjoyable but gets old quick.

bloc
February 22nd 2011



34668 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm not sure I'll ever understand how the two of us can enjoy the same things for entirely different reasons

I agree. Looks like another case of bloc vs. Waior.

Waior
February 22nd 2011



11425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

THE GREAT MISDIRECT WAS A DISSONANT ALBUM


Tyrael
February 22nd 2011



20725 Comments


This is quite enjoyable but gets old quick.

Baphomet sighting! It's nice someone has got my back. Olol

bloc
February 22nd 2011



34668 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

THE GREAT MISDIRECT WAS A DISSONANT ALBUM

Are you kidding? It was quite melodic ;)

Baphomet
February 22nd 2011



7364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No probs Yyraelxy. We're Marina-bros

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2011



8738 Comments


i think you have what it takes to be a good reviewer but you have to be a lot more thorough and focused

keep trying :]

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