And fun to see. Anyone remember the LP3 hype after QWERTY? Chester proclaiming LP3 to be the heaviest record and reporting on how much screaming he had done in the studio? The Queen/techno/etc. piece being worked on back in 2009? This is Linkin Park we're talking about. In a few weeks we'll have a preview/interview with someone stating how the upcoming album will be their most progressive and so on and so forth. My guess as to incorporating the "old" would be that they're not ignoring things that were previously deemed to be "Linkin Parkified." They've grown as musicians enough to know how to know rely on the standard elements, but recognize their use as a base.