Mike and the rest of the band have mentioned in several interviews that they aimed for a heavier sound with The Hunting Party instead of heading down the Indie/Pop path like some other rock bands. You can now listen to some music which inspired Linkin Park:
With that in mind, Mike Shinoda came up with three exclusive lists for Beats Music that highlight the bands and songs that inspired the sound and texture of The Hunting Party. From classic hardcore bands like Sick Of It All, Youth Of Today and Minor Threat to heavy metal cornerstones like the Deftones, System Of A Down and Helmet to newer bands like Of Mice & Men, Death Grips, The Bronx, Gallows and Gojira, the following three playlist are an in-depth look inside the music collection that inspired Linkin Park’s latest album.
You can check out the three playlists below:
LINKIN PARK’S CARNIVOROUS INSPIRATIONS, VOL. 1
LINKIN PARK’S CARNIVOROUS INSPIRATIONS, VOL. 2
LINKIN PARK’S CARNIVOROUS INSPIRATIONS, VOL. 3