Before you start, I agree… Linkin Park isn't metal, but it's certainly hard rock, at least I think it is. I haven't listened to the band in quite a while, and if we're being honest, I really liked their debut album Hybrid Theory.
Earlier today, The PRP reported that the band's new song went to radio, and was also available on the app Shazam. But not online for some reason. Some superfans managed to snag a version and put it up online. Here it is:
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The track is called "Guilty All the Same" and it's quite ironic because the band is basically guilty of regurgitating the same sound that has become their signature at this point. The band sounds exactly the same as they did 5 years ago. It's as if they watched this "Every Linkin Park song Ever" parody and were like he's onto something! Then again, maybe that's not a bad thing. Linkin Park had a sound and they banked on it, and there is almost an expectation from their fans to create that sound. If the musicians in the band want to experiment, they have side projects for that. The track features a guest verse from Rakim.
There is no title or release date for the band's new album yet, as they are still working on it, but they will be on tour this summer with Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI. ThePRP has tour dates.