We are still shocked and confused about this new Linkin Park direction. You have to admit, the change is more extreme than Suicide Silence’s cleaner vocals. For those who have been with Linkin Park since the beginning, you can remember their initial edgy rap-metal style from songs such as “In The End,” “Crawling,” “One Step Closer,” and “Numb.” It’s true many bands evolve over time. We’ve seen it with Opeth, Metallica, Enslaved, etc. However, we haven’t seen a change this extreme. We probably would have liked it more if they stayed with a heavier direction and we are curious to see what the full album will sound like. Today they premiered the video for the not so heavy “Heavy” song. Music aside, the video is emotional thanks to Tim Mattia’s direction.
Linkin Park will release their seventh studio album One More Light on May 19. Pre-orders are available right now.
Watch the video below: