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The Hunting Party
FORGET what you know of Linkin
Park -- the Californian six-piece is
back and reinvigorated with its latest
release, The Hunting Party, featuring
a swathe of guest artists from both
the hip-hop and hard-rock worlds.
Relying on remixed albums to remain
relevant and in the music public's eye
for the past few years (example: Living
Things), Linkin Park's The Hunting Party
is a cracker and bends more towards a
punk/hardcore sound rather than the
nu metal that de ned the early part of
Many of the themes remain the same,
social alienation (brilliant opening track
Keys to the Kingdom) and throwing
punches at 'the system', but this is a
massive show of guitar force from a
band that saw many fans walk away due
to the inconsistencies of recent years,
where electro beats often softened the
Rap is a heavy presence on the album,
while melodic choruses also feature,
such as in All For Nothing (featuring
Helmet's Page Hamilton), while rapper
Rakim makes a very welcome and
credibility-lifting appearance on Guilty
All The Same, a near-six-minute blast of
angst aimed at the shady types within
the recording industry.
War is a punchy shot of get-in-and-
get-out punk, while Rebellion has the
best and most crunching intro to any
of the songs on the album (System of
a Down's Daron Malakian's in uence is
heavy on this track), going from thrashy
guitar solo to a grandiose transfer into
the lyrics of Chester Bennington.
Deeper into the play list, there are
a few moments of that now-derided
nu metal (Wastelands and the Hybrid
Theory-era-sounding Until It's Gone),
but it's not overwhelming, simply a nod
to the band's past.
Adding further credibility is Rage
Against the Machine icon Tom Morello,
who appears on Drawbar, which for all
of the force of this album has an elegant
All in all, this is a welcome return to
form (if you're a fan of the band), or a
chance to revisit Linkin Park (if you're
not) and see why they've been a
presence for nearly 20 years now.
Ed Sheeran -- X: The ladies will love
this album from this soulful pop artist.
The toes will tap and the eyes will
melt for Sheeran, a Justin Timberlake-
life character. While there are plenty
of ballads, there's soul-style treats
(Runaway), and hip-hop diversion (The
Man). A nice, casual album that is a little
less fabricated than one might expect.
Natalie Merchant (self-titled): The
former 10,000 Maniacs' frontwoman
is back with her rst new release in 13
years. There's a clinical warmth to this
release that feels a little too polished, a
little too circumspect. Go Down Moses
provides a lively moment, but the
remainder feels dour and just doesn't
have the occasionally explosive vocals
of Merchant's other work.
-- Rob McLean
Leigh Roberts (left), John Bolton (right) and his
worshipful Grand Master of the Bung, the Excellent
Barry Argent at the Lyndoch Hotel on Friday for the
South Australian Bung Fritz Appreciation Society's
PHOTO: Peter Dibben
Family and friends dressed up for the celebration of Wendy Stimson's 50th birthday party at the Gawler
racecourse last month. Pictured are (from left) Declan Stimson, Deidre Fischer, Wendy, Isabelle, Alec and John
Grace Docherty (left) and Krystal Rogers supporting
their team at Freeling netball Saturday.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
Helium House's Annette Farrow (left) and Rabia Kajani
from Chemist Outlet at the grand opening of Cafe Sia
PHOTO: Wendy Gri ths
Willaston residents Peter and Valerie McConnell
attended the o cial launch of Northern Adelaide
Supportive Care's new o ces on Adelaide Road earlier
PHOTO: Natalie Vikhrov
Wendy Stimson, second from right, celebrating her 50th birthday with friends Anna
Menegazzo (left) Michelle Heath and Julia Bennison at the Gawler racecourse last
Grand Master Barry Argent (left) welcomes new member, Stuart Adlington, to the
South Australian Bung Fritz Appreciation Society at the Lyndoch Hotel on Friday.
PHOTO: Peter Dibben
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