Linkin Park - 'Battle Symphony' Full Song Leaked Online

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  1. cloudscream

    cloudscream Static

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    Meteora received a lot of snarky comments around here, and some of those yeah-I'm-cool-for-hating-Meteora crowd are attacking people for disliking songs which are probably LP's worst since Numb and Somewhere I Belong.
     
  2. Sonic

    Sonic Searching for the last Chaos Emerald... LPA Super Member

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    Am I the only one that hears a little Lies Greed Misery synth in Battle Symphony?
     
  3. cloudscream

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    ^I hear it too. Same chords and chord progression, probably.
     
  4. brady

    brady Gibs you ignorant slut LPA Super Member

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    For the most part, Meteora deserves it
     
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  5. Non-Pattern

    Non-Pattern You’re about as sharp as a bowling ball

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    Agreed on most points. I have to say that the marketing and advertising on any LP album has not been this adamant til now. I'm not gonna conspire, speculate or curse on the band that they know the album is gonna flop and trying desperately to promote it till the album release, but it's a glaring observation I have seen so far.

    To be fair though, I don't think having external writers is necessarily a bad thing, and it's not like all the band members were involved in the songwriting process to begin with since HT. The only times when the band was genuinely involved in the songwriting process were during MTM and probably ATS. Which might be why those 2 albums stand out a bit more on a lyrical and songwriting standpoint.

    Definitely agree on that last paragraph especially. I won't be too harsh on them and say they are liars or suddenly bad writers though. I might be judging it too early since the album isn't out yet but if the rest of the songs are written like these 2 singles, I will definitely be disappointed, and I hope that won't be the case.
     
  6. Sasuke

    Sasuke Purity Ring fanboy LPA Super Member

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    Yes! someone who called 'Heavy' uninspired and mentioned Numb (AKA PUSHING ME AWAY 2.0, a song without any soul or identity). as masterpiece get only a :facepalm: .
     
  7. Delicious Dave

    Delicious Dave I'm gonna drive you into your own anus.

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    Yeah, both have very staccato synths and bass, similar chords and a summer vibe.
     
  8. SkullDevil217

    SkullDevil217 Dork Of Ages

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    Yes, we're truly criticizing people for not liking these two recent songs and purely for those reasons.

    Not because of a certain portion of people who hate them who are acting like children. Not at all. Nice generalization there, bub.
     
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  9. HybridT

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    Honestly, my first impression was only a good pop song. But after a few listens, I started to enjoying it. But I was expecting more from this song, I love a lot the title (I guess it happened the same as with Jornada Del Muerto) but a very good song overall.
     
  10. Breno9712

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    I was feeling a bit down this week and the song lifted my spirits up with its vibe, melody and lyrics. That's awesome. I'm excited for this album.

    Yeah, after a couple of listens I realized that, too! Now, when I listen to the song, I always have this image in my head of me and my friends in a casual Nintendo playing session at home. >_<
     
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    Damn, I consider Meteora the best album by far. No comparison. I love everything from Hybrid Theory through A Thousand Suns, and then LP started making half-assed albums (LT, THP). We'll see what happens with OML. Surprised so many people here hate Meteora. SIB and Numb absolutely blow Heavy and Battle Symphony away.
     
  12. Nicholas

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    I'm wondering how this will chart compared to 'Heavy' because it has definitely gotten more plays from me. Even if I have some criticisms towards these two songs, it's nice to hear a song from them that's not so mellow dramatic for once.

    On another note, I can't wait to hear the songs with Mike on lead or co-vocals (not counting backing vocals). Hopefully 'Invisible' is the next single.
     
  13. Xero-G

    Xero-G Linkin Park: Fanbase United

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    I heard the song once. First impression: considerably better than Heavy lyrically, but not that interesting instrumentally.

    I should probably just accept that I may not enjoy a whole lot about OML. I was really intrigued at first to learn about the "lyrics first" approach, and thought it would greatly benefit the band's songwriting, even showcasing an evolution with lyrical themes. These first two songs haven't exactly demonstrated that, though I do like the symbolism/imagery in Battle Symphony.

    If none of the other songs on OML manage to connect with me in ways that songs on all of their albums have, I guess I should just hope that future music from them will have a stronger impact.
     
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  14. thor

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    Loving the song but something is still missing. There really isn't anything climatic towards the end, which I always love about most of their songs. Still excited as fuck though for the album
     
  15. Xero-G

    Xero-G Linkin Park: Fanbase United

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    I really am curious as to how THP was "half-assed". How could you come to such a conclusion? You heard the technical progress made with the instrumentation, especially the riffing and the drumming, right?

    THP's main weakness may have been lyrical stagnancy, I'll admit, but there was truly nothing "half-assed" about the instrumentation. LP showed objective evolution with what they could achieve with classic instruments, doing things that no one really expected at the time (extended riffing, massive breakdowns, more elaborate solos, and original drum patterns).

    Oh, and you're not alone for loving Meteora. It's still in my Top 3 LP albums list, along with THP and HT.
     
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  16. Meteorain

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    Yeah! Where my Switches at!? Breath of the Wild is unreal.

    I actually had the same thought with the sounds and totally thought I was the only one and always would be... and by the way hilarious final paragraph there haha.

    You should post more often!
     
  17. ciao_fiv

    ciao_fiv We Are Still Humanz

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    Unreal is a bit of an understatement imo. It's too good for words. I love it :)
     
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  18. The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

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    I also hear some of the drum samples used in "Castle of Glass". It does sound like the happier, more hopeful version of LGM, which is why I'm getting an LT pt 2 vibe from these songs. Whether that's good or bad, we'll see.

    A large chunk of people here at LPA still like Meteora; it's just that a lot of the active members (myself included) and admin either dislike it or are sick and tired of it. This is still a Linkin Park fansite first and foremost, and I personally like songs like "Faint" or "Breaking the Habit', so it's ok for you to like Meteora just like a good chunk of the people here. :)

    Just be prepared to get the occasional roasting from Minus and a few silent judgments from the admins :kappa:
     
  19. Wizardofozil

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    Think the new albums have been leaked already
     
  20. BTorio

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    After a few days, I find myself a bit disappointed in the song. I don't know how to explain it, but I was hoping Heavy was the UIG of the album, and the next single would be FM. They're both the most radio-friendly tracks from the album, with catchy, standard structure, but FM manages to just be infinitely more interesting and better than UIG. Battle Symphony, at least the leaked version, doesn't really have a lot of depth or interesting moments to it. At least Heavy has cool vocal layering and such, and some nice, subtle guitar textures and real drums. I still think the song is nice, and catchy as hell, but it sounds like a pretty skippable track to me. Maybe it will be better in the context of the album.
     

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