Somehow it’s funny that Prodigy are sampling stuff from a period where they were starting to make a name for themselves. I hadn’t heard the Outlander track before, but I’m sure they have. Partly because Liam was very conscious back then about staying true to the scene (as I read in an interview), and partly because it sounds like it’s that exact sample from the Outlander-track, but pitched up with a grainy lofi-pitch (in a nice way).
On a sidenote: the same sample (the actual stab-sound) was also used in SL2 - DJ’s Take Control and probably a lot of other tracks from the same time.
YOU try searching through two songs you’ve never heard before for the related sample, when you have no idea what said sample sounds like. That’s like criticizing someone’s ears because they can’t hear the James Brown/Venetian Snares connection.
Either way, my comment wasn’t about sampling, it was about style. I simply don’t understand how someone cam say “OMFG [Artist’s new album] SOUNDS JUST LIKE [Another artist]!!!” when quite plainly, it doesn’t. The Prodigy sounds like the Prodigy. Period. Just like Skinny Puppy sounds like Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails sounds like Nine Inch Nails, Ministry sounds like Ministry, and Marilyn Manson sounds like Marilyn Manson.
Saying that an artist’s music is simply a ripoff of another artist’s style is not only highly offensive, but it’s an indication that the listener doesn’t have enough musical culture to be engaging in critical analysis of music (of any genre) in the first place.
So unless you can somehow quantify the reasons you think the new Prodigy tracks sound like Pendulum, your comments have as much weight to them as a helium balloon… and even then, it will just open the topic up for debate.
That aside, the funniest part of this whole thing is that In Silico came out in 2008, 4 years after Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, the album that led the Prodigy to this sound in the first place. The Prodigy isn’t influenced by Pendulum, if anything, Pendulum is influenced by the Prodigy.