Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

People have already got a tough sufficient time dancing to drum & bass—now they’ll should discover ways to headbang whereas they do it.

Legendary digital band Pendulum has returned with a brand new four-track EP that leans closely into their signature rock-electronic hybrid sound. Titled Anima, their newest options appearances from the heavy metallic celebrity Matthew Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine and Scarlxrd, a younger act that blends hard-hitting rock with hip-hop.

“Halo” wastes no time leaping into the sounds of metallic with screeching bass, frenetic drums and provocative vocals screamed by Tuck’s gritted enamel. In distinction to the opener, “Colourfast” is vibrant and vigorous. Pitched vocal samples carry a youthful power to the upbeat and vibrant observe that makes you wish to stand up and dance.

“Mercy Killing” calls upon Scarlxrd to combine his signature mixture of hip-hop and metallic with the band’s festival-grade drum & bass sound. The result’s a observe that bounces forwards and backwards between slow-burning entice beats and blistering guitar riffs to create a disorienting amalgam.

“Silent Spinner,” Anima’s ultimate chapter, is “one of many darker tracks we have carried out,” stated Pendulum’s Rob Swire. The observe begins with ominous drums and minimal manufacturing however because it progresses, menacing synths are dangled in entrance of the us earlier than a dramatic conclusion that looks like a pc malfunctioning in good concord.

In the meantime, Pendulum lately shocked followers with probably the most surprising covers you may see all yr. On triple j’s “Like A Model” program, they gave Taylor Swift’s 2022 single “Anti-Hero” a brand new digital coat of paint.

Anima is out now through Virgin/Mushroom Group. You take heed to the heavy metal-infused EP under and stream it right here.


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