I'm really confused about the criticisms of those critiquing the band. Especially regarding the new songs where the majority of members on this site praise it. A few people make their distaste known and suddenly it is "Why is everyone hating on this band? ugh!" It doesn't make any sense. Also I think it unfair to compare those who think ATS the best and hope for something more to those who are nu-metal heads. I find it that those of us that want another ATS, do not want another ATS. If that makes sense. For example, we want LP to continue evolving instead of regressing, to build upon the ground work they set up on that album. Take for example, Living Things. I do not really care for the first half of the album but the latter half is really good, which is mostly attributed to the folk influence. If Linkin Park had made an entire mellow folk album instead of trying to give everyone what they wanted I truly believe they could have put out a better album than most of their discography. So far, I dislike the songs from The Hunting Party as they feel as if they lack focus. I do not want just another ATS with the same number of tracks and same type of melodies, etc. Contrast that to 99.9% of those who wish for nu-metal. They want a full on return of the old LP and anything less is awful and unforgivable. Most want the same V/C/V/B/ structure from the bands 2002-03 era with lyrics filled with angst and crappy powerchords. As an ATS fan, I want new songs that show technical maturity in musicianship and the penmanshipof lyrics. Whether those come from a ROCK #Visceral album or one full of folk/electronica/pop/R&B/Hiphop is mostly irrelevant. Yes, personally I am not quite impressed with the recently released material but so what? Going by how the band describe their music, I find that appealing, (with some exceptions as to opinions of how the state of the genre is currently) going by how accurate that description is I find it underwhelming. Ultimately it is the bands choice which music they make, I know. And my dislike for it should not negate anyone elses positive preference for it either. Sorry for the rant. It is just confusing.