Linkin Park in the studio with Jon Green of The Bonfires

Discussion in 'News' started by Filip, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. #61
    Filip

    Filip god break down the door LPA Contributor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    10,879
    Likes Received:
    630



    :phone:

    -

    @Jonas - no ones really "hating" on Mike's rapping. We're just... recognizing mediocrity. The guy did well on The Rising Tied, and since then he's had a couple of moments, but of all the things he does, rapping is at the bottom of the list, quality wise.
     
  2. #62
    Qwerty19

    Qwerty19 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,200
    Likes Received:
    185



    More than anything, I'd say LP shouldn't include rap and / or scream for the sake of it. Otherwise, those elements will end up being very, very cliché in their sound.

    THP had a sound that was appropriate for both those elements, and hence, I'm pretty happy they were included. Fuck, I'll even go as far as to say the delivery in All For Nothing verses is one of my favorite in LP recent rap-orientated releases.

    But if, and only if, LP would go down a stripped down, more chill road... Getting rid of the screaming for once would make sense. And the rapping... Well, only if the song really needs it then.
     
  3. #63
    HybridT

    HybridT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2015
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    201



    That's what I try to say
     
  4. #64
    Knt.Slbs

    Knt.Slbs K E N T

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    150



    I don't know if Mike's verse in My December considered rap. It depends on a track, though. I'd like to see harmonisation of the band, we've heard Mike and Chester's vocals/harmony, it's time for Phoenix or even Brad to contribute vocals (+1 Brad for UNTIL IT BREAKS verse)
     
  5. #65
    Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Gibs Sux LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4,813
    Likes Received:
    1,162



    My December's prechorus is more like just spoken word than rap in my opinion.
     
  6. #66
    Lotus

    Lotus LPA VIP LPA VIP

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    202



    I hate Brad's vocals in UIB.
     
  7. #67
    BTorio

    BTorio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2014
    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    151



    yeah, I'm beginning to think a very mellow, acousticish album might be a realistic possibility! I didn't think much of it when they said they were writing acoustically and trying to focus on melody, but I can imagine that if they had tracks with acoustic instruments, they might grow to like the acoustic sound and not be pleased with any heaviness or electronics they might try to add. Plus, considering the last album was heavy as hell and before that they were electronic with ALTNC/Recharged, I think a natural-sounding softer album would be almost expected. I expect a couple of what I've done-level rock songs on the album as singles, with the majority of the album being between roads untraveled and devil's drop in terms of how energetic and loud the tracks will be.

    I just hope that with softer songs, we get more complex instrumentation. I wanna hear some great guitar work from Brad and Phoenix, and some nice drums (like in TLTGYA) from Rob. And maybe some subtle scratching/sampling from Joe like in My December. And Mike's proven he can do more than play chords on piano, I would love some nice piano studio tracks from him.

    As for this guy in the studio with them, I'd be happy if they were getting some producing help and whatnot, but I'm not sure they really need to feature anyone unless it's something out there like a harp player, some more strings, etc. Vocally or instrumentally I think they have it in them to make great stuff (although Brad probably would have never put out Rebellion by himself, and I'm really glad that track happened).
     
  8. #68
    Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Gibs Sux LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4,813
    Likes Received:
    1,162



    [thumb]http://e.lvme.me/kwovcbl.jpg[/thumb]
     
  9. #69
    minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    12,705
    Likes Received:
    1,593


  10. #70
    brady

    brady I am the LPA LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    5,548
    Likes Received:
    1,900


  11. #71
    Sonic

    Sonic Searching for the last Chaos Emerald... LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,483
    Likes Received:
    543



    I wasn't aware people actually disliked Delson's vocal section.
     
  12. #72
    Vinifeijo

    Vinifeijo i'm dancing with matt damons

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    169



    An entire album following Waiting For The End style. This is what we should claim for.

    Soft, dark, rap, reggae, eletronic, experimental... yeah, definitely this is what i want now.
     
  13. #73
    Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    41,874
    Likes Received:
    2,334



    This actually sums up how I feel, especially the second paragraph. I know Linkin Park aren't the most technically proficient musicians in the world (what I mean is, Brad will never bust out a Beethoven symphony on guitar) but I would definitely like a slower, more emotive album with an extreme focus on lyricism and instrumentation. To see Brad do some beautiful acoustic guitar work, and for Phoenix's cello skills to finally be put more on showcase. Mike has already proven himself to be fairly talented at piano, so a 'musically complex', mostly acoustic Linkin Park record isn't too far out of the realm of possibility. Again, I'm aware there are more 'instrumentally proficient' bands out there, but it doesn't mean LP can't make something complex. If they're talented enough to make an album like ATS, they can certainly do something as impressive again.
     
  14. #74
    BTorio

    BTorio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2014
    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    151



    Yes! Whenever I think of LP's discography and what I want more of, I think of WFTE. So unique. Plus, it's got lots of electronic elements, but at the same time feels very natural and raw to me, mostly because of the clean piano, bass, and vocal sounds I guess. Not to mention the structure of the song is unusual yet feels very natural.
     
  15. #75
    Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Gibs Sux LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4,813
    Likes Received:
    1,162



    ...Whenever I think of what I want more of, I think of WTCFM. Lots of awesome percussion and synths. Ya ya. Give me another song with drums as the backbone.
     
  16. #76
    Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    16,701
    Likes Received:
    5,564



    I want more of those 1000 Iridescents they think they could do. MORE GANG VOCALS!
     
  17. #77
    UNiPersona

    UNiPersona previously known as STARKINATOR

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    88



    I agree with all those people who suggested they bring back their folk influences. Hell, as interesting as Victimized is right now, I want Mike's melody to be expanded into a full song so badly.

    Jared Leto is happy.
     
  18. #78
    Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Gibs Sux LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4,813
    Likes Received:
    1,162



    Enter Shikari is happy.
     
  19. #79
    Jack_Farrell

    Jack_Farrell KTTK is Chester suicide-diving off a cliff naked

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    6



    I hope stripped demos is as far as they ever go with that particular sound. Acoustic LP? The greatest waste of potential ever. Hopefully this is just like Three Band Terror or Warm Spell.
     
  20. #80
    Knt.Slbs

    Knt.Slbs K E N T

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    150



    The folk-influenced they had on LT haven't fleshed out properly, so this time they would go and explore that route again (maybe?). But that's the safe assumption I have in mind.
     

Share This Page