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Posts posted by Qwerty18

  1. To be honest, the only thing I'm a bit bitter about is the trimmed version of Chair and Hurry, as the biggest reason I purchased the package was to satisfy my greed for an  "All HT stuff on Official CD" (well, minus Part of Me Demo and Fuse, obviously).


    I know it's 2 instrumental demo's, nothing outstanding, but it's still 2 more tracks I'd have to look up somewhere else (which I'd be too lazy to do). 


    Still happy with the product as a whole. 

  2. 2 hours ago, PurpleFlinstoneVitamins92 said:

    Yeah I like the fact that they showed their soft side even in their prime with those soft songs, but agree on the fact that in terms of sound, not talking about Chester’s performance, My December and She Could’t would have sounded dated as hell in 2017, and I think it’s one of the reasons why the band, as an example, started playing Pushing me away piano version instead of the original one. 
    I remember Mike reacting to “kids react to LP” 3 years ago and saying (referring to OSC or ITE video or stuff like that): “you guys should understand that this in 2000 was cool, but this in 2017 would be dated and pathetic/ridiculous” or something along the lines of this, and he was 100% right. 

    The "sound" of those songs would sound dated in 2017... if it's made with 1999 gear.


    However, the "atmosphere" of those songs would not sound dated one bit, I'd argue. If you take that kind of musical composition, but apply it the craftmanship and gear of 2017, it shouldn't sound dated.  After all, many artists are making a career nowadays  by updating the sound of the 60's, 70's, 80's.  


    I would have prefered that kind of composition over something like "Sharp Edges", which has too much of 2010's radio-pop sensibilities for me to enjoy. Of course, only a matter of tastes here.

  3. 51 minutes ago, Jani said:


    Not trying to be negative but we've already heard and seen 95% of the content already, right? I guess It's cool for collectors though.

    I get what you're saying.


    For me, the huge benefit of this is that it put together a lot of material that was spread out everywhere.  Nowadays I mostly listen to physical CDs , front-to-back (good way to be selective with the huge amount of music out there...money is limited :D).


    In that case, having all of the HT-demos/b-sides stuff gathered up in one place is pretty convenient.

  4. 6 minutes ago, gorast said:

    Coal is track 12 on LPU Rarities. If I remember right, the Pods were a Mike college project and not actually LP tracks, so I'm not surprised they're not there.


    No Part of Me is pretty disappointing considering the post-HTEP demo is different from the album version and absolutely fucking rips.


    Part of Me indeed is the real forgotten one. Only real bummer for me.


    Out of the Xero tape, Fuse is also absent.  


    Any other missings ones? Just out of curiosity, for completeness-sake 😛 

  5. Ahah, quite awesome to finally have it...even though we kinda had a glimpse for 20 years :D 


    The whispering part is a bit .. funny,  the whole thing is sketchy, but the "chorus" melody is stuck in my head.  Somehow,  HT-era && pre-fame LP melodies have always been a win for me.

  6. Interesting how Mike is on the fence about a new song with Chester voice (especially since he loves the song)


    "A new LP song with Chester voice on it? You will literally have to wait years for that"'.


    I wonder if out of respect / too difficult for them,  and | or keeping in it for a special occasion / waiting for the right time (= when LP future is more clear).


    In a way, it is comforting they don't go easy with that stuff.  In the other, it is a bummer we won't get to hear it (in a long, long time).

  7. Having skipped all the drama, I'll leave it at this:  I found the album enjoyable


    The guys did a good job at re-inventing those old tunes. Mostly, Chester voice sounds incredible. It is nice to hear it with a more professional productions style. 


    Learned about this by accident too, via the media. Actually, it was kind of a nice feel to see an article about Chester, in  the news, in 2020. 


    Let the music do the talking. For me, it was a good, and that makes me happy.

  8. More demos and the most part without vocals! ...and I was thinking that the LPU CDs couldn't get any worse.

    Yeah, because a CD full of live performances you can as well watch on Youtube would be infinitely better.

  9. That was an interesting listen, and I have to say, I am really surprised at the raw, heavy, dirty sound of those ATS demos.


    Also, I just love the fact that all of those, except for BTH, were totally unknown tracks. It just feels better, in my opinion, to discover brand new stuff rather than alternative versions of old stuff.


    Favorite tracks: Aubrey One, Blanka, Rhinocerous

  10. I've heard so many complaints about this album, not particularly here, but a few places. Some say the guitars are too similar, some say chesters voice is too distorted, some say mike raps too much, some say the songs are too heavy for no reason.


    Are these people really making those complaints about Linkin Park? Those sound like phrases that are key traits to their sound since they started. Similar guitars, rapping, heavily produced vocals, heavy songs. I just find the complaining a little too much. You can't create a fantasy football band that makes everything you want. Sit back and enjoy the creative-awesomeness that is every album from Linkin Park.


    "Haters gonna hate"

  11. Man, this album. This fucking album. Never would I have though LP being able to pull this off so well.


    I quite enjoy LT, but this record is a million times more intersting to me. It's not even close.


    I can't describe how happy I feel right now. And while it's true that my hype is influencing my opinion at the moment, I can still safely I have never been that excited after a first listen of a LP album.

  12. I can't agree with that.

    Sure? It's weird, because....



    It's such an awesome mix. I discovered all the tracks used in the mix. Here they are...


    Disturbed - Down With The Sickness

    Trust Company - Downfall

    Drowning Pool - Bodies

    Deftones - Back To School (Mini Maggit)

    Trapt - Headstrong

    Korn - Freak On A Leash

    Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (some kind of weird remix of it)

    Crazytown - Butterfly

    Limp Bizkit - Nookie

    Papa Roach - Last Resort

    Evanescence - Bring Me To Life

    Disturbed - Stupify

    Snot - My Balls

    Linkin Park - One Step Closer

    Kid Rock - Bawitdaba

    Kittie - Brackish

    Powerman 5000 - When Worlds Collide

    Static-X - Push It


    I love all the tracks. The only ones I did not know about before this mix were Trust Company, Snot and Kittie.

    And yeah, btw, Chester hates nu-metal. Unfortunately, I don't take Chester's opinion as godly.