Whatever inspired, drove or influenced the guys to go outside the box, I applaud it. What an incredible sound. I have loved Linkin Park for many many years but this is like falling in love with them for the first time....new and pure. Thank you guys for the most surprising and enjoyable experience I have had listening to a new release in a long time. Everyone evolves, grows, changes through the years I'm so glad Linkin Park has done just that!