[ 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
One Step Closer
Points Of Authority
In The End
A Place For My Head
Cure For The Itch
Pushing Me Away