Linkin Park, 'Waiting for the End' and 'Blackout' -- New Songs
Once you get your fix from 'Blackout,' you can move on to 'Waiting for the End,' which will satisfy your jones for the perfect rap-rock fusion and is one of our favorite songs of the year. The song is erected on a thunderous beat and boasts pretty, mellow and ultimately chill vocals.
Linkin Park essentially achieve the impossible with 'A Thousand Suns,' which is to meld urban rhythmic thrust with rock 'n' roll intensity and aggression -- without sacrificing either genre's hard-fought integrity. It's another beautifully bipolar exercise in mood and tempo dynamics, so strap yourself in and let Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda and Linkin Park take you for a ride. You'll be bobbing your head and flailing your fists in the space of the four minutes.
'A Thousand Suns' is due in stores Sept. 14. But while you wait, put 'Blackout' and 'Waiting for the End' on repeat.