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Linkin Park talks 'The Hunting Party': Wanted music that was fun to play live

What have you thought about the new album?
What have you thought about the new album?
Permission to use photo given by Linkin Park

As many of you know by now, Linkin Park has released their latest album called The Hunting Party. While it's certainly a return to a more traditional form of rock many fans are use to, The Hunting Party was created with Linkin Park's live show in mind as well.

In a recent interview with fuse, Chester Bennington, who is the lead vocalist for Linkin Park, talked about what they wanted to come out of their latest album, The Hunting Party. Fans of their live show will be glad to know how much their considered what they could and could not perform when it came to making music for this album.

"We wanted to make music that was going to be fun to play live. For us when we try to add all of these different mid-tempo songs that are singles, like "Iridescent" and "Numb," they're great songs, but we're know for our higher energy shows and when we add those songs to the set, the energy is not high.

"We challenged ourselves, even during the beginning of Living Things, to start writing songs that would be fun to incorporate into [a live] set. I think every single track on this record would be fun to incorporate into a live set, so the more tracks we can add the better.

"That's what we look forward to most is playing more live tracks off of [

The Hunting Party, Bennington said.

If you've had a chance to listen to Linkin Park's latest album, you'll know that there really isn't the "Iridescent"-type song on it. The closest thing to that would be "Final Masquerade," but even that track still has fair tempo for something that lightens up a bit.

It was a breath of fresh air to see Linkin Park head in a more aggressive direction with their latest album. It'll be interesting to see where the next album heads and what type of an evolution it is in relation to their previous work. You can pickup The Hunting Party now.

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