Single Review: Pendulum – ‘Witchcraft’2 min read
Australian dance metal outfit Pendulum have recently released their third studio album Immersion and taken from the record is the bands new single Witchcraft.
Witchcraft is the second single to be taken from Immersion following the success of albums first release, Watercolour.
Witchcraft is a furious track which mixes elements of techno and synth heavy electronica with a thunderous dose of metal to create what has become the bands signature sound. It’s a step further from the bands earlier, solely drum and bass days but a wise step allowing the boys to tap into a larger market and envelope the mainstream.
The guitar riffs overlapping the wired synth sections makes the single really standout among the catalogue of tracks that Pendulum have produced over the years. Front man Rob Swires vocals are a distinct touch to the single and make the delivery sound almost effortless yet powerfully engaging.
Pendulum have been going strong since 2002 but are only now becoming more of a commercial set up and it’s because of enigmatic thunderous singles like Witchcraft that they will be around for much longer and build on the success that they have found themselves such a strong part of. There aren’t too many bands out there these days doing what Pendulum are doing and mixing the genres that they do so well and that really gives the band a significant upper hand and opportunity to make their mark on these genres.
A lot of people debate that the earlier Pendulum days were the bands best but with Witchcraft it proves that though the bands roots are a little more distant it hasn’t deterred them from creating some epic and heart pounding material and that is evident with Witchcraft.
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