Now that the single has been officially released, I think it only fair we can now begin to critique it. Personally, I love it. It's a great preview for ATS. It reveals how diverse the band is, and how great they are at creating new sounds. I don't think it sounds anything like MTM. Its a whole new direction.
Those who keep complaining that LP has gone mainstream, I completely disagree. Mainstream has become bands sticking to their same old sound. How many bands do you hear nowadays who sound exactly the same? Too many. Look on iTunes what kind of garbage passes for hit music, its rediculous. LP keeps setting the bar higher and higher, and very few can come close to matching them.
And for those who miss the old LP style, its time to move on. You're living in the past if you think LP will ever release anything like Hybrid Theory. Yes it's an amazing album, but the band has moved on. If they stuck to making album after album being exactly like HT, then they would not be recognized as one of the greats. They would fall in with all the rest of these bands that stick to their plain old sound. I'm personally disappointed that more bands don't take LP's approach and try and create something new.
Nice work LP, beautifully crafted single - can't wait for the full album.
*Oh, and lets try and keep it to constructive criticism.
To be quite honest, I wasn't surprised. It felt like Linkin Park. The song is great! I love the new concepts they added, and I also love that Mr. Hahn is back. For the people that want the old LP, you can go and listen to their old stuff. I love the fact that they change.
I think its quite messy sounding and I didnt like it the first time through at all. I have listened to it a few times now though and its grown on me a little, but is still sounding a bit of a mish mash.
I listen to music of all genres (from Rock, Nu Metal, metal, Prog rock, to Jazz, Blues, Oldies and even hip hop,trance, techno and electro), but I want to express my greatest salute to Linkin Park in their creativity in bridging genres.
I would say I was a bit surprised by The Catalyst upon first hearing, and by the second time onwards I like it a lot!
and I believe that A Thousand Suns will be a great album.
Good job LP! Keep it going