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Old 11-15-2020, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Linkin Park – The Hunting Party


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Linkin Park’s attempt at a heavier rock album is this album. “The title The Hunting Party is a contextual metaphor: Linkin Park is the party that is hunting to bring back the energy and soul of rock”, that’s an explanation of the album title according to the wiki page for the album. The band had lighter sounding songs on previous albums and return to heavier sounds like on their first album but this time with better sounds. This album was released in 2014 and the cover art is cool. Chester screams more on this song and it gives the feeling of a Hybrid theory sound like when they first started. I think the best songs off this album are “Keys to the kingdom” or “Guilty all the same” feat. Rakim but the whole album is amazing with every song being great. Picking the 7-song album for this song is hard because every second is total rock n roll. This Linkin Park’s 6th studio album plus they have a few remix albums that are also great. It must have been nice seeing Linkin Park live in concert. “The Hunting Party” has an instrumental on it but nothing like previous instrumentals on their albums. They have always done at least one instrumental on an album but “Drawbar” featuring Tom Morello is calm and peaceful compared to the other album instrumentals. Mike Shinoda said in a rolling stone interview that, “We’re not 18-year-old kids making a loud record – we’re 37-year-old adults making a loud record. And what makes a 37-year-old angry is different than what made us angry back in the day.” (Rolling Stone, 2014). I have been trying to attempt to learn this album as much as I know or listened to with their first album that made the band famous. After listening for two weeks and really trying to notice the effort into a heavier sound, this album must be the second-best album they have released, with Hybrid Theory being their best. This is top-level rock with a mainstream appeal still.
7 Song Album:
  • Keys to the kingdom
  • War
  • Guilty all the same
  • Until it’s gone
  • Final masquerade
  • A line in the sand
  • Wastelands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N--fvRQKtMI
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