I have never been a Linkin Park fan, but remember listening to their albums over and over again, appreciating the beautiful music they made. They were definitely the pioneer of something that consisted of “modern“, “commercial“, and “metal” at that time, influencing millions of music lovers from different genres, including metal and me. Chester Bennington has always been a special figure for me, who will be remembered forever cause he touched so many of us with his music. First, I heard of him with Linkin Park, followed his vocals to Dead By Sunrise, and only a few months ago Grey Daze was submitted to me, another Chester Bennington project I have never heard before. Musically, any music enthusiast with Linkin Park experience will easily recognize Grey Daze, that the music belongs (partly) to Chester Bennington. His voice is again under all the highlights as it should be, once again capturing all of his incredible performances for us in a studio. We are lucky to have another timeless Chester Bennington record.
Woke up at 6 am today and reviewing a Grey Daze song; Soul Song, was one of my priorities. Started listening to the Amends album about a few hours ago and still playing in my headphones at maximum volume. I am enjoying it as I enjoyed other Chester Bennington songs, including Linkin Park and Dead By Sunrise. He has everything that we love about his singing and energy in Grey Daze, with a wide range of influences in the production. Some of these songs get as electronic as Depeche Mode in terms of music style, whereas other times remind you of Linkin Park. The album concept continues through with every single step, leaving an incredible experience behind.