LPU XIV Launches! New Packages + Tracklist Revealed

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  1. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    Part of me wonders if the band wanted to make a record like THP long before they did but kept pushing it off because of their desire to distance themselves as far away from the HT/Meteora sound as possible. These demos suggest it.

    But what's even weirder is that these songs aren't even in the same style as THP. Like the tremelo guitar at 3:16 in Malathion is something Brad really hasn't done before. It's simple, but it's neat.
     
  2. Elaine

    Elaine The One They Call Elaine. LPA VIP

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    I get the feeling the reason they're releasing so many visceral demos is that they're going some other direction in their next ablum. It feels weird to release a bunch of demos following the same theme when they could be reworked for another album, so maybe they're done with #VISCERAL. Guess they worked out that itch.
     
  3. Knt.Slbs

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    Well, it's total opposite for me. I guess that the band will continue the THP #VISCERAL sound but to push it more further than the usual THP sound we've got. maybe blending A Thousand Suns & The Hunting Party. that would be cool
     
  4. Mitch

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    Always cool hearing some of the stuff they've got tucked away. The single guitar notes in After Canada remind me of Ataraxia by Team Sleep. Interesting to hear Breaking the Habit like this, too.
     
  5. Andreina

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    I want LP to explore heavy, but like, darker. You could make some intense shit with electronics too. But at this point I've no idea where they might go next, these demos show just how unpredictable their sound is..
     
  6. Derek

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    If there's any one thing that LP has shown the fans since MTM, it's that they have no desire to keep a sound from one album to the next. That's why I wouldn't be shocked if LP7 holds no similarities to THP. It's too early to say of course (their latest album just came out this year), but I'd be shocked if the next record is THP Part 2.
     
  7. minuteforce

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    I would prefer this. As a fan, right now, I need LP to be trying as many different things as they can.
     
  8. diehardlpfan77

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    most songs from THP didn't feel complete while listening to them.only fm and rebellion seemed like original tracks the rest were like unfinished demos.i still don't understand why they don't work on their older demons and complete them.
     
  9. Filip

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    When the band released "Hemispheres" on LPU13, I thought: "okay, we're not getting another Living Things". And we didn't. The band went in a whole another direction. After these demos, I doubt we'll be getting The Hunting Party Part 2 (although I would want that more than anything else), unless the band wants to have a really fresh start with the next album, without going back to 5 year old demos for ideas. Who knows, it's Linkin Park.
     
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    is the Cracking noises in Rhinocerous a effect that they added to the track? expecially to that riff that they play right before the chorus part or is it due to bad mixing?
     
  11. Blake

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    Haven't been paying too much attention to this, decided to check this thread out.

    Only two songs with Vocals? :(

    Didn't last year's have no vocals?

    I miss the old LPUs which had more vocals
     
  12. minuteforce

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    Not true. 4/10 Linkin Park demos on "LPU XIII" featured vocals.
     
  13. Derek

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    The band has been digging in their hard drives for over a decade to find demos that they deem quality enough to release on a CD. While you may want to hear vocals, there's really only so many 'fully written' unreleased demo songs the band can have before that stockpile grows thin and they're left with nothing but unfinished seeds and concepts. There probably aren't that many demo songs with vocals left anymore. At least none the band think are good enough for the fans to hear.
     
  14. Elaine

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    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SCREAMING

    What about the GOOD screaming?!?!

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  15. mastae

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    All cool demos but holy shit Malathion... that main riff made me nostalgia on some old Metallica shit
     
  16. polleo

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    Yeah, like someone said, I don't think LP's process works like that now. I mean, sure we've had some great complete LPU tracks but expecting good complete tracks from LPU is ridiculous. This a demo cd not a studio album. I just realized that myself. :lol:

    Although, its still on an album you can pay for and buy and I don't think the cd's exactly worth it. But then again, no one expects anyone to buy it.
     
  17. Wizardofozil

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    I would like demos of album songs like in lpu9 that why I love a BTH demo so much this year.
     
  18. Michele

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

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    #VoteForMoreLPU8
     
  19. Nicholas

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    I couldn't agree more. At this point in time, I as a fan want them to continually surprise me every time. I don't know how many years from now that they'll still be making albums, so until that day comes I don't want them to stop in a single direction. I want them to keep throwing me curve balls, after all, it is to me the most exciting reason to be a Linkin Park fan right now.
     
  20. Broman

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    While I agree that the band may possibly be running short on vocal demos, I believe that if they can release something like Mike's Breaking The Habit demo or Dave SBeat, they can surely spare tracks that the fans would more than likely agree are better like Grecian, Fugitives, No Roads Left with Chester, Blackout's demo, or just any demo we have yet to hear with vocals in the making of videos.
     

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