Hybrid Theory

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Linkin Park
Hybrid Theory

[ Warner Bros Records / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 1 February 2001

'Hybrid Theory' is the highly acclaimed, huge selling debut from the heavy California quartet, Linkin Park.

There's a lot happening on Linkin Park's debut CD and it shouldn't take long before you realize this is no Korn klone. "Hybrid" is a good term. These mainly college-educated guys - who all share vocal duties - appear to have mined the best of both hip-hop and heavy metal, fusing the elements in a clever way that suggests a love for music that goes far beyond fashion. In other words, they can actually rap. They can actually crank out a ferocious, head-banging groove. They can write introspective lyrics with intelligence. It adds up to one of the finest new rap metal bands in the world.

"They exploded into a chorus that has the Gods quaking in their boots and Fred Durst taking notes as to how anger cannot be faked."
- Kerrang! U.K. magazine

Tracks:

Papercut
One Step Closer
With You
Points Of Authority
Crawling
Runaway
By Myself
In The End
A Place For My Head
Forgotten
Cure For The Itch
Pushing Me Away