Category: Linkin Park


Hey there! I’ve noticed that I’m going slow in the blog world, and decided I should speed up a bit. But not that fast, because today I’m doing a post on the Linkin Park song Shadow Of The Day off the album Minutes To Midnight (2007). Here are the lyrics.

Music video:

Lyric video without all the disturbing sound effects from the music video:

 

I like the cleanness of Chester’s voice in this one. The song starts off very slow and nice with a few deep tones, the keyboard and vocals, and escalates nicely towards the refrain, and more toward the second refrain, without taking off completely before the guitar solo. The guitar actually doesn’t come in before after the second refrain, and you can hear a sample of a string ensemble that kicks in before the second verse. There are a lot of small elements in this song to complete it in the way it turned out. Even though the lyrics may seem a little blue, the song itself sound more of a cheerful tune as we reach the end of it, but if we look at the music video, the song changes it’s entire meaning. At first listen it seems so simple, but you notice more and more about it every time. It’s very well executed, even the music video is very well thought through. So beautiful.

 

“Sometimes solutions aren’t so simple
Sometimes good bye’s the only way”
(Shadow Of The Day – Linkin Park)

 

 

Linkin Park – Faint

Hey there! This time I’m doing a review on the song Faint by Linkin Park. The song was published on their album called Meteora (2003). Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video:

 

I love the combination of rap and rock in the songs of Linkin Park, this song is no exception. Rapping the verses, rocking hard in the refrain, mixing the best of two worlds. The lyrics are brilliant, and with the screaming, they become more aggressive and awesome. It’s like I could quote the whole song, I think it’s that awesome.

 

“It’s like no matter what I do I can’t convince you for once just to hear me out
So I let go, watching you turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not, but I’ll be here, ’cause you’re all that I got”
(Faint – Linkin Park)

 

Linkin Park – In The End

Today’s post is going to be about the song In The End by Linkin Park. The song was published on the album Hybrid Theory in 2000. It was the fourth single off the album. The lyrics are in the link here.

 

 

This song is, like many Linkin Park songs, a mix of rock and rap, which I quite like. Sort of a smart way to carefully try to convert rap-lovers to rock/metal lovers. I like the soft piano intro with a simple melody, which you also can hear in the background throughout the song if you listen closely. This melody is also heard in the refrain and the bridge on the guitars. There is also some programming to make it even cooler. This song got kind of a little bit of everything, with Chester Bennington’s voice sometimes sounding like one off a boy-band, and other times sounding almost as the roughest rocker. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.

 

“I had to fall, to lose it all, but in the end it doesn’t even matter”
(In The End – Linkin Park)

 

Linkin Park – New Divide

Hi there!
Today it’s a short review of the song “New Divide” by Linkin Park. It was released as a single for the movie “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in 2009. (Funny how I come across songs that has been on one of the “Transformers” movies. They’re great at selecting songs, I suppose!)
The lyrics for the song you can find here, and now for the song:
(I will warn you that the lyrics will appear on screen too, because the YouTube version with the freaking music video was slightly damaged, I would say… hope you will enjoy it anyway)

The vocalist, Chester  Bennington, has an incredible voice. He sounds a bit boyish, but still he got this roughness in his voice that clearly comes through in the refrain. The song is well made, simply because of the playing, because of the guitar riffs and drums. I especially like the intro and ending. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, indicating change, but really, it could be about anything.

 

“In every loss, in every lie,
In every truth that you deny,
and each regret and each goodbye, was a mistake too great to hide
and your voice was all I heard, that I get what I deserve”
(New Divide – Linkin Park)