Pendulum Unleashes Electrifying New EP “Anima,” Fusing Drum & Bass with Heavy Metal

by Madonna

Prepare to embark on a musical journey that defies convention as legendary electronic band Pendulum returns with their latest creation, a four-track EP titled “Anima.” This electrifying release leans heavily into their signature fusion of rock and electronic elements, promising an auditory experience like no other. The EP features notable collaborations, including heavy metal superstar Matthew Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine and the genre-blurring talent Scarlxrd.

The EP opens with “Halo,” a track that wastes no time immersing the listener in the sounds of metal. Screeching bass, frenetic drums, and provocative vocals, delivered through Tuck’s gritted teeth, create a dynamic and powerful introduction. In stark contrast, “Colourfast” follows, offering a bright and vibrant sound. The track is brimming with youthful energy, thanks to pitched vocal samples that infuse an upbeat atmosphere, making it impossible to resist the urge to dance.


“Mercy Killing” introduces Scarlxrd into the mix, seamlessly blending his signature fusion of hip-hop and metal with Pendulum’s festival-grade drum & bass sound. The result is a captivating track that seamlessly transitions between slow-burning trap beats and blistering guitar riffs, resulting in a disorienting amalgamation of genres. The EP’s final chapter, “Silent Spinner,” is described by Pendulum’s Rob Swire as “one of the darker tracks we’ve done.” It starts with ominous drums and minimal production, gradually introducing menacing synths that lead to a dramatic conclusion, evoking a sense of a computer malfunctioning in perfect harmony.


In a surprising twist, Pendulum recently captivated fans with an unexpected cover on triple j’s “Like A Version” program. They lent their unique electronic touch to Taylor Swift’s 2022 single “Anti-Hero,” showcasing their versatility and innovation.


Pendulum’s “Anima” EP is a testament to their ability to push boundaries and transcend musical genres, delivering a bold and captivating sonic experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to their groundbreaking sound, this EP is not to be missed.


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