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I was pretty damn happy today. Damn fucking happy in my ignorance. And then I learned that Linkin Park, not being contempt with raping my ears back in 2010 by releasing one of the shittiest albums ever, are back again.
Snippets of brand new single, ‘Burn it Down’, from the band’s forthcoming album have been doing the rounds on the internet. The verdict? It fucking sucks of course. Sounding like some desperate attempt at releasing a pop/club sounding song, Linkin Park have managed to sink even lower than previously imagined.
Luckily, Warner Bros have stepped in and are doing the world a favor. They are kindly searching the internet for any trace of the leaked snippets and having them removed. Those kind, kind, kind hearted people. Hopefully by the time you read this, the samples below will have been removed and your soul will have been saved.
Mike Shinoda (Macbook user from the thrash metal band Linkin Park) is scoring movies now. The good news is, the movie looks like shit so you won’t have to sit through it and hear Mike’s awful score. The bad news is, I’m writing yet another post on someone from nu-metal.
But first, let’s laugh. Here’s Mike describing Linkin Park‘s sound:
“Although we have our moments where we want to play something that’s just brutally loud and Chester’s screaming his brains out, we’re the same band that’s going to write ‘My December’ or sing something softer. Both come naturally to us, and we love to do both. Some people get turned off by one or the other, and we’re okay with that. It’s kind of unapologetic in that sense“
Get it? Next time you hear those fast riffs and blistering guitar solos, just remember they have a soft side, too. Now onto the movie:
“When they first contacted me about this movie, they cited a few things that I do like Fort Minor and the remixes. I knew they wanted to do stuff I like to make for fun. When I talked to Gareth Evans [Director] about it, I said, ‘For this movie, I really want to do something that’s fun for me. I don’t do film scores, but I want to get into them more. I’m interested in them. I want to go a little bit more traditional.’ He loved what I wanted to do. Some of that required creating musical themes that represented different characters and creating sonic things that represented certain characters.“
He loved what you wanted to do? Guy must have awesome tastes in music… Anyway,
“The main bad guy in the movie, Tama, doesn’t have a theme. He’s got a sound. It’s this one weird distorted sample that echoes out. That’s all you need. You get that in a moment, and you know it’s him. We tried to play back and forth with those elements because, in our minds, they had to really represent the characters we were portraying.“
Full article here.
That’s so groundbreaking and original. I think Hans Zimmer got a time machine in 2008, came to the present day to steal that idea from Mike, then went back to 2008 and used it in The Dark Knight. You go Mike!
What’s with all these mediocre musicians scoring movies now? First Trent Hacknor, now this guy. Next thing you know, Jonathan Davis will get in on this.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the UK’s Kerrang magazine counted down their top 10 heaviest albums of all time. The thing is with Kerrang’s list, though, was I just couldn’t really agree with it. I mean they had The Beatles in the top 10! It was obvious the list was a bit of a joke, so I decided I would put together my own top 10. A top 10 that was just a bit more credible, serious, and would appeal more to so called “real” metalheads.
So to the elite, for real fans of Metal, this top 10 is for you. I hope ya’ll enjoy it, yo.
Another Friday, another Top 10. Except this one is the same as the last one.
Well, kind of. Continuing from last time, we take a look at ten more examples of band transformations we could have lived without. Note that the list is not really in a particular order, and then make the jump.
Hey, guess who’s back, it’s those regular superheroes of the Metal community, Mark and Guido. Once again, we’ll be recapping what we’ve been up to this past week (usually a combination of sleeping, eating and masturbation – we all lead interesting lives here at Dose of Metal).
So, basically it’s that time of the week when someone massages my ego, I then in turn massage their ego, then they massage my… You know what, doesn’t matter. Make the jump to see my awesome interview with the awesome Guido.
If there’s one thing I like about Linkin Park, is that they… Wait, I don’t like anything about them.
Anyway they’ve got a new video out for their new song “Insert name here if you care.” I guess it’s off their new album which had 20 interludes.
Umm, not much I can say as I truly don’t give a crap, but you can check out a sneak peak right here, yo. Now you know what to hide from.
So first off, I need to set the record straight. I’ve never bought or read a Kerrang! magazine myself, just like I’ve never read a Metal Hammer magazine. The only metal magazines I get once in a while are Nuclear Blast’s BLAST! magazine and a couple more Merchandising magazines. I’m informing you of that because I want to make clear that my following rant is not meant to be offensive towards a magazine I’ve never even read myself.
With that being said, Kerrang! magazine are having a Top 10 — about the most influential rock groups of the last 30 years — in their next issue and, at first look, it’s incredibly bad and people on other websites are already bitching about it. But you have to take three things into consideration before you make a judgement about said list.
- The list was voted by the readers of Kerrang! magazine, therefore it’s not Kerrang’s fault if the list is garbage.
- A Top 10 list, especially about a topic like that, is pretty hard to tackle and some people are always going to disagree with some, or all, of the places.
- Commenters on Blabbermouth are bitching. So fucking what? That’s all this site is known for.
Now, make the jump to finally see the list and to read my comments about each band, that made the list.
Can you believe it, we’re not dead?! Well, of course you can believe it, because if you are reading this, you’re clearly alive, and as any awesome Dose of Metal reader, you should know better than believing every stupid thing some crazy asshole tells you.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, and I finished watching the home sex video I taped last night with three hot lesbians, we can move to the more important things, like metal, and our favorite thing to do on a Sunday (except taking beer shits), and it’s doing the recap of the previous week in form of interviews. I got to interview Alex this week, so what are you waiting for, read on!
…Linkin Park were actually Metal? Then they might sound something a little like this… Quite the improvement I think you will find.
Dose of Metal, the superhero of all metal blogs. We’re like Batman without the homosexual innuendos. Kicking ass, second to none. As you can see, we’re full of ourselves. It isn’t easy playing it down when you’re so awesome though. We’re super-awesome.
Moving on, we’re so full of ourselves that we’re taking turns interviewing each other because that’s what the world needs. The hero the metal world deserves.
Want to know what happened in the metal world this past week? Make the jump to read an interview between me and the mighty Alex about recent metal happenings.