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  • The Hunting Party, as a listening experience, was similar to Minutes To Midnight -- not as heavy as their first two releases and not as influenced by hip-hop
  • This album was definitely a lot heavier than their previous two albums
  • It's better, in my opinion, than their awkward electronic phase of their career (similar to that time in your life when you go through middle school -- the scene-kid phase)
  • I didn't buy the album because I have Spotify, and who would waste their money on something they have no idea they're going to like -- the album had a very peculiar first impression with 'Key To The Kingdom,' which clearly wasn't the best opening to the album
  • That song had a great theme going but was very oddly paced, not to mention boring and dragged out due to its interlude sound

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      I’m just like any other Linkin Park fan; I loved Hybrid Theory and Meteora, I had mixed feelings for Minutes To Midnight, and the other two releases — the names escape me — are forgettable, although some of their songs were catchy enough to be memorable. The Hunting Party, as a listening experience, was similar to Minutes To Midnight — not as heavy as their first two releases and not as influenced by hip-hop. This album was definitely a lot heavier than their previous two albums. It’s better, in my opinion, than their awkward electronic phase of their career (similar to that time in your life when you go through middle school —

      the scene-kid phase).

      As I began to listen — note: I didn’t buy the album because I have Spotify, and who would waste their money on something they have no idea they’re going to like — the album had a very peculiar first impression with ‘Key To The Kingdom,’ which clearly wasn’t the best opening to the album. There was some very distorted screaming by Chester Bennington and it was not disturbing to listen to. Although, the second song, ‘All For Nothing,’ was possibly the closest the band ever got to their sound in Meteora. As for the rest of the album, it was very mediocre and pretty sloppy.

      It’s safe to say the album had noticeably irritating transitions. The transitions for each song in this album, typically consist of random electronic beats and a random child noise, whether it’s a voice or a laugh. These transitions were sloppy and laughable. It was pretty lazy, in my opinion. The only good transition was between ‘Wastelands’ and ‘Until It’s Gone’.

      The music itself was odd to me. Some songs were good, such as ‘All For Nothing’, and the first thirty seconds of ‘Until It’s Gone’. That song had a great theme going but was very oddly paced, not to mention boring and dragged out due to its interlude sound. ‘Rebellion’ sounded like a lighter System Of A ...


      • The Hunting Party, by Linkin Park
      Down song, but that’s probably due to their collaboration with Daron Malakian, guitarist of System Of A Down. ‘Guilty All The Same’ had the longest build-up in the history of build-ups, not to mention it built-up to a nothing good. The last song of the album might as well be called ‘Guilty All The Same Reprise’, because that is exactly what it is. The last song was written in the same key and the same tempo, givingthe album a repetitive feeling.

      It should also be noted that Mike Shinoda did a good job on this album, unlike lead singer Chester Bennington. I felt like Bennington was a bit off this album. It seemed as

      though he was trying too hard to emulate his past work in Hybrid Theory and Meteora. The screams weren’t the same and the singing sort of dragged on in songs. I didn’t really look forward to hearing him most of the album.

      I felt as though half of this album was a waste of my time. If you’re a Linkin Park fan that has stuck with them the past two albums and still support them, this album is far superior to those previous two. If you’re a fan of the older Linkin Park, you may feel like I did. Linkin Park has a lot to improve on if they want to go back to their zenith.




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amith says :

re : The Hunting Party, as a listening experience, was similar to Minutes To Midnight — not as heavy as their first two releases and not as influenced by hip-hop
As a Linkin Park fan I love all the songs.The songs have a deep meaning in them example numb,in the end etc.Cheaster’s vocal is amazing.

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morals says :

re : This album was definitely a lot heavier than their previous two albums
Yes, i agree, however linkin park is one of the best band in this century for amazing music.

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