From the topic Music. Even if you're not a fan of nu-metal band Linkin Park, you probably will have at least heard a few of their songs on the radio. Meanwhile their debut album, 's Hybrid Theory, sold nearly 30 million records and won them a Grammy.
There's a war going down on the new Linkin Park album, the band's first since not produced by Rick Rubin. Without the guidance of their bearded generalissimo, these Cali rap-rock commandos go rogue, flinging missiles in all directions. They attack record companies, politicians, rule makers, exes, and anyone else in sight, all the while rediscovering the savage fun of super-loud guitars. The band has described "The Hunting Party" as a prequel to "Hybrid Theory," their mega-selling debut, and while the members work in plenty of the pretty synths and electro bits they've explored over the last decade, they spend much of this record pummeling away like back in the day.
It's a blisteringly hot afternoon in the summer of , and the thousands of drunk and sunburnt headbangers in attendance at the Toronto stop of this year's North American Ozzfest tour are in a deeply foul mood. Already enraged to the boiling point by Crazy Town's flaccid set of sub-Chili Peppers rap rock, they are considerably less than stoked to see fellow Southern California nu-metallers Linkin Park take the stage; before Chester Bennington can even grab the microphone for the first song of their set, the band is already being pelted with a rain of cans, CDs, and other detritus so torrential that Revolver — initially observing the show from just off to the side of the stage—is forced to take cover behind guitarist Brad Delson's wall of guitar amps. And yet the band plays on, feeding off the crowd's energy and blasting it right back. Though Linkin Park's songs, drawn entirely from their debut Hybrid Theory , are more pop- and rap-oriented than many of the metalheads in attendance would prefer, the band's high-energy performance — which includes Bennington whirling about the stage while wrapped in a Canadian flag — eventually wins over most of the once-antagonistic audience. Even the angry fat kid in the front row who doggedly chants "Fuck you! Fuck you! Thirteen years after being steeled in the crucible of Ozzfest, and millions of record sales later, Linkin Park have grown into one of America's biggest rock bands. But now they're ratcheting the kick-ass up another notch: Their new album, The Hunting Party , is not only the hardest and heaviest thing they've ever released, but it's also their first album to pack the sort of guitar firepower that would actually appeal to your average headbanger. If they'd released this album back in , perhaps Linkin Park — who head out on the Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI on August 8 — wouldn't have had to work so hard to win over the Ozzfest crowds that summer.
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