There's something about this album that I can't quite put my finger on. Some ideas here are stretched beyond breaking point, while others work incredibly well. But now that Pendulum have decided to allow outside influences into the fray (namely a little bit of deep electro house and a ton of step) they've managed to move past the banality that was In Silico into something more akin to their debut Hold Your Colour. Now excuse me while I rock my socks off to 'The Island'
This album has something for everyone. The older fans of Hold Your Color will probably prefer Under The Waves or Comprachicos. For the more recent dubstep crown there is Salt in the Wounds. The Island starts as a trance track and forms into house in part 2. You can really feel the rock influences in tracks like Self vs Self (Feat. In Flames; a pioneer and god of melodic death metal) as well as Comprachicos (a fast paced D&B track with an obviously NIN influenced intro). If god listens to D&B, he should be proud.