Well I couldn’t let today go by without covering this one.. THE soundtrack to your teenage angst, Linkin Park have released the video for ‘Until It’s Gone‘, taken from their new album ‘The Hunting Party‘, out June 17th.
As much as the band have talked about reinventing their sound, this is clearly a Linkin Park song, and not purely because of Chester Bennington’s strained (in a good way) vocals. If anything, its a follow on from 2021’s ‘Living Things’ in terms of the stadium sound, with a more mature perspective.
Yes, you did hear me right. It seems Mr Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park fame has teamed up with Stone Temple Pilots. He’s even surprisingly good at the epic classic rock vocals. I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise given that he’s used to screaming away in his regular band outfit, but that’s an impressively deep set of lungs he’s got on him.
Looks like this could be the new lineup for the band, given that they fired vocalist Scott Weiland earlier this year..
The soundtrack to my (and many others’) teenage angst, Pts.OF.Athrty is Linkin Park at their best. I’m sure I wasn’t the only teenager to have their first album, Hybrid Theory playing on repeat, loudly whilst I hid the in the darkened corner of my room.
Its hard to believe that the band are actually in their 17th year of existence. They’re one of a very few number of bands to mature gracefully, with a progressive sound that doesn’t alienate their original fanbase. (11 years on and this sci-fi themed video still looks modern too!).
What are they up to now?
The band are still going! They released their fifth album ‘Living Things’ last year and are about to embark on tour of Australia and New Zealand. Keep up to date with their goings on through their Facebook here..