So there's click-bait recently on nearly every rock outlet that linkin park's chester bennington claimed that linkin park helped keep metal alive with the release of hybrid theory . Now i know that linkin park isn't metal at all , i kinda wonder if linkin park actually did that by bridging the gap between people and metal in general . In my case the first ever "rock" band i listened to was linkin park then i started listening to heavier bands so they kinda introduced me to heavier music so they "supposedly " may have a point if they actually said that . But i actually wanna know what all of you think so maybe i can get reasonable explanation besides "linkin park sucks ,they are not metal waaaaa" comments . Peace..