With Linkin Park reaching what most people tend to consider a new technical level in their game instrumentally, who do you think stepped up their game the most and really came into their own as a musician? Brad Delson Hyped up as a "modern guitar god" by an overly modest review, he's told the press on numerous occasions that he wanted to go back to guitaar-playing that would inspire his 16-year old self. Linkin Park has never been known for guitar solos, but on The Hunting Party Brad really stepped into the spotlight for blistering solos that encompass nearly every track on the album. He's no Hendrix, but he's far from the lazy power-chord obsessive we all remember. Rob Bourdon While he has always been capable of great work in Linkin Park's discography, Rob definitely took a step back from the limelight in A Thousand Suns and Living Things in favour of a more electronic backbeat. Much like Brad was re-inspired, Rob has been quoted to play drums for several hours on end to practice for The Hunting Party and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Each track has a blasting background of drums thanks to Rob's participation, and we can even see a more technically sound Rob live on stage. Clearly he is a fundamental element to The Hunting Party. Chester Bennington Although the argument of whether his voice sounds "weaker" or not may continue for the rest of his career, there's no denying that Chester's vocals have never sounded more raw and aggressive on an album. By finally stripping the digital studio layers off his voice, we can see a more vulnerable side to his vocals, and the results are fantastic. From gritty performances on "War" and "Guilty All The Same" to crisper cleaner deliveries on "Final Masquerade" and "Until It's Gone", Chester continues to perform at an elite level, and his screaming has arguable never sounded more powerful, thanks to "Keys To The Kingdom". Mike Shinoda Mike returns to The Hunting Party with three prior albums worth of lead-vocal experience and over a decade and a half worth of rapping under his belt. His flow and delivery on "All for Nothing" is something to behold, and his presence on "Wastelands" will not be soon forgotten. However, his chance at clean vocals are his highlight on the album, as his verses on "Rebellion" and "A Line In The Sand" are undoubtably stand out performances, sending a message through a level of emotion that Chester could probably never reach. EDIT: due to the fact that we cannot hear much of Dave or Joe in the mix, and therefore cannot properly judge their contributions on the album, they have been taken out of contention.