Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tolpin, Jun 10, 2017.
Castle of Glass is one of my favorite LP songs period
Man, High Voltage Live from Docklands is a different version instrumentally than the one I’ve heard all these years. More rock influenced. Chester comes in too with a different verse/outro.
EDIT: ok so it’s the same version as the B-sides version earlier in the compilation. I guess I had only ever heard the Hybrid Theory EP and Reanimation versions over the years. Super cool.
I never dug into the demos and EP, but Ive listened to HT and most of Reanimation this morning and I am shocked how well it holds up.
Listeneing to the new Hybrid Theory right now and you're right, the smalll gaps are really annoying. Has this been addressed or anything online? Has there been talk about it?
Shadow Of The Day is such a beautiful song
Amazing to hear the Hybrid Theory EP songs and B-sides again. I don't think I've heard them since I downloaded them off of Napster in high school. So many good memories of being on AOL and jamming to them.
Glad y'all are enjoying those again. I didn't order the rerelease, but do go back to those albums often enough. Especially Reannimation, cuz I've heard it less and I also really like some of the collabs, especially with Jonathan Davis. I saw the Projekt Revolution show with both LP and Korn (as well as The Used. All favorite bands of mine, still now or at some point) and it was one of the best moments of my life!
So, mini review of Living Things that I finally gave a spin (er well, technically it was YT. I still need to check my disc lol), and it was pretty nice! For some reason, I wasn't feeling it when I started playing it a few years back, but now those first few tracks stand out. I didn't hate Castle of Glass, but it wasn't a fave of mine. It's just different. Idk. But I'll listen to it all again.
I have little to say about Living Things other than Lies Greed Misery is terrible and probably their worst song
Lol it might be. Tbh, I haven't heard a lot after Minutes to Midnight.
Lies Greed Misery is definitely up there. It would've been embarrassing if they wrote during pre-HT when they were basically still kids, let alone in 2012.
I’ve haven’t heard this version of Part of Me until tonight. Chester screams “cut myself free” in the pre chorus and has better melody deliveries. Apparently this was recorded after the EP version of this song. Nice to hear this.
That’s because there’s a hidden track at the end.
I was kind of bummed they didn't include this on the 20th anniversary. It is probably the best HT demo imo.
Yes I know.... I’ve had a part of me for years. I’ve had the majority of everything released on this for years since it was all released to the LPU. Outside of like some of the live songs and like 3 songs from the last cd I have had everything for at least a decade. I have even had the xero demos. Just gotta know where to look to find things
the only difference from what’s on the ep to the demo is mike sings it instead of Chester screaming it. And that sounds way rougher then the ep version has ever sounded.
Lies Greed Misery is another fave of mine. I'm a sucker for that happy hardcore riff. Very different for them, like it sounds like something Mindless Self Indulgence would have put out, but they pulled it off.
I've never been able to get into Living Things. There are a couple of real stinkers on there and most of the rest just sounds like them rewriting New Divide over and over again to me.
I'm actually listening to it right now again because of all the criticisms. I actually like it too. lol Idk about MSI, because I decided early on that I wasn't a fan of theirs, but I like this LP song.
I love it
That photo of chester is so fucking rad
I've really been enjoying this set, a real deep dive into Hybrid Theory. I've been going disc by disc so that I don't get overwhelmed, and only have the Forgotten Demos disc left.
I would LOVE if the band did deluxe versions of each album on the 20th anniversaries, but I know that's a big ask and there probably isn't quite as much material once you get further into the band's career
OK listening to Forgotten Demos right now and this is the wildest shit to me
I actually don't think that's true. There probably aren't as many "finished" demos like Could Have Been or Pictureboard, but just for Meteora there are 3 demos we know of that have vocals, the reggae version of Don't Stay, Figure.09 with sung verses, some remixes the band did of the songs that never wound up coming out etc. They could definitely do a boxset of this size for each album. Just a matter of whether or not they think it's worth the cost.
Hybrid theory re entered the charts
the 20 year anniversary debut at number 3