Linkin Park Hunts for a More Expansive Sound

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Upon hearing the first single from Linkin Park’s sixth studio album, I was intrigued by the heavier sound. “Guilty All the Same” teased an album full of heartbeat rhythms, pounding distortion riffs, and the familiar wailing of lead vocalist Chester Bennington that were the early earmarks of the group.

However, this is not the Nu-Metal sound that Linkin Park became known for with 2000’s Hybrid Theory and 2003’s Meteora. The Hunting Party brings to us a heavier, alternative rock sound lacking  some of the hip-hop inspired sound effects and backdrops some LP fans may have expected. Continue reading “Linkin Park Hunts for a More Expansive Sound”

July 8 Theme: The Color of Jealousy?

We are now reaching sin number four in our seven-part, seven-week poetry series featuring the Seven Deadly Sins! We also had two guest submissions for the first time, which is always exciting. Three of the poems spoke directly about food, with one other focusing on the material side of gluttony. Continue reading “July 8 Theme: The Color of Jealousy?”