A Linkin Park Surprise
2014-03-06 by Green Baron | 150 Comments

Just days after announcing their upcoming tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI, Linkin
Park have released 'Guilty All The Same', the lead single off of their, as of now untitled,
sixth studio album in surprise fashion. The song also features legendary rapper Rakim.

To listen to the six minute track, one must Shazam a Linkin Park song where they will see an
option to listen to the song.

Mike Shinoda has stated, "It’s louder; it’s more visceral than probably anything we’ve
done recently. And we’re all really proud of it... The reason we went with this single first
is that we think it’s a good look into the DNA of the record that we’re putting out this
summer".


According to Shinoda, the album's energy was rooted in their love for classic punk rock
artists: "Those bands weren’t afraid to try something different. There’s an energy, an
aggression and a meaning, like this attitude that I’ve got something to say and I need to
get this out
".

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Band Page: Linkin Park

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SharkTooth
March 6th 2014

4010 Comments


SHIT THIS HAS RAKIM IN IT!!

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fallenbird
March 6th 2014

3710 Comments


lol Linkin Park making 6 minute songs, totally prog

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ASnideReturns
March 6th 2014

3837 Comments


Someone upload it to Youtube already so I can listen to it.

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TheGreatQ
March 6th 2014

1347 Comments


If you don't want to Shazam it, here you go.

http://hiphop-n-more.com/2014/03/linkin-park-guilty-all-the-same-feat-rakim/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=linkin-park-guilty-all-the-same-feat-rakim

NakedSnake
March 6th 2014

265 Comments


How are they still making albums?

fallenbird
March 6th 2014

3710 Comments


Can someone tell me if this is any good?

Zeiu
March 6th 2014

153 Comments


This sounds so amateur

Vespiion
March 6th 2014

1222 Comments


It's okayish I suppose, but it feels really forced and hollow.

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TheGreatQ
March 6th 2014

1347 Comments


I don't like the intro or Rakim's part but the rest is good.

fallenbird
March 6th 2014

3710 Comments


Link doesn't work

ASnideReturns
March 6th 2014

3837 Comments


Wow, the new song's pretty badass.

iswimfast
March 6th 2014

1289 Comments


wow what the fuck is this

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BassDemon333
March 6th 2014

3364 Comments


If the new record is inspired by punk rock then it should be a lot more interesting compared to their recent stuff. Well, hopefully anyway.

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nash1311
March 6th 2014

1754 Comments


Hahahaha I don't know what to think right now after listening to that. I guess it's better than what they have been doing

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
March 6th 2014

9786 Comments


Hmm lyrics aside not bad. Sounds more raw compared to their other stuff. Should be interesting.

BassDemon333
March 6th 2014

3364 Comments


Chester sounds really annoying on this track.

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
March 6th 2014

5398 Comments


To listen to the six minute track, one must Shazam a Linkin Park song where they will see an option to listen to the song.


Ugh, has "Shazam" seriously become a verb?

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AaronBatt
March 6th 2014

113 Comments


so...as one of the human beings who loved A Light That Never Comes...my jaw has dropped. "Guilty All The Same" beats that track right out of the water.

iswimfast
March 6th 2014

1289 Comments


welp color me awfully fucking intrigued

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
March 6th 2014

9786 Comments


The last 20 seconds was pretty awesome. I hope the new album is a lot of that.

XingKing
March 6th 2014

10451 Comments


That intro was straight shit tier but it got better at the 1:00 mark. Does this remind anyone else of something Sum 41 would release?

fallenbird
March 6th 2014

3710 Comments


It reminds me of Avenged Sevenfold, I don't like how un-melodic Chester is in the chorus but other than that it's pretty nice.

unaMUSEd
March 6th 2014

1042 Comments


Good track but don't see why they needed Rakim when they have a rapper in the band.

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unaMUSEd
March 6th 2014

1042 Comments


I was just waiting for Chester to scream the last line of the chorus at least once but it never happened.

fallenbird
March 6th 2014

3710 Comments


Feels very unpolished too

Dunpeal
March 6th 2014

3656 Comments




should have featured KRS-ONE instead to maintain relevancy tbh

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unaMUSEd
March 6th 2014

1042 Comments


They didn't have a producer for this record so it's their first time self-producing. I expected some flaws in production.

OysterizerInsomniac
March 6th 2014

411 Comments


first thing I've actually enjoyed by this band since I was in middle school

iswimfast
March 6th 2014

1289 Comments


shinoda and hahn are the reason this band was ever good. them producing over that fuck rubin is terrific.

oltnabrick
March 6th 2014

30616 Comments


rakim

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MuhNamesTyler
March 6th 2014

3859 Comments


...shazam

What is that

ASnideReturns
March 6th 2014

3837 Comments


Probably another music site that no-one actually goes on. LP trying to build up their hipster cred.

Dunpeal
March 6th 2014

3656 Comments


is that like Kazaa?

XingKing
March 6th 2014

10451 Comments


"Good track but don't see why they needed Rakim when they have a rapper in the band."

This so hard, but then again, Mike can just perform Rakim's bits live

AlexTM510
March 6th 2014

1400 Comments


Such a plain guitar riff, and a really weak chorus. Rakim's verse basically saves this thing from being awful.

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Mabbitt
March 6th 2014

1350 Comments


It's not bad, but it doesn't really sound like Linkin Park.

Calc
March 6th 2014

12133 Comments


"To listen to the six minute track, one must Shazam a Linkin Park song where they will see an option to listen to the song."

best idea ever.

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swordsforhands
March 6th 2014

399 Comments


So it's basically an intro, then the same thing over and over, Rakim's part and the same thing over and over again until the end. I expected something more when I read six minutes, anyone can fill a song by repeating the same thing over and over again.

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Halfman
March 6th 2014

7 Comments


Jesus. How many times can they jam a shitty chorus in your face?

ResidentNihilist
March 6th 2014

1015 Comments


...shazam

What is that

shaq reference


karlulol
March 6th 2014

18 Comments


Chorus is quite shitty, I like the intro though. Track itself is kind of mediocre imo

camtee155
March 6th 2014

10 Comments


Besides the chorus I like this

Gyromania
March 6th 2014

15490 Comments


that was terrible

BigPleb
March 6th 2014

35982 Comments


best.surprise.EVER!!!

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StolenIdentity
March 6th 2014

235 Comments


Chester's vocals are woefully whiney.

Horrific, just horrific.

sniper
March 6th 2014

19048 Comments


Good track but don't see why they needed Rakim when they have a rapper in the band.
because it's rakim and the rapper in the band is mike shinoda are you kidding

beachdude42
March 6th 2014

182 Comments


Wow, not bad at all... Chester's vocals and the chorus especially sound forced, but the instrumentation is cool, reminds me a bit of City of Evil-era Avenged Sevenfold. Best thing this band has done since their first couple albums imo.

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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
March 6th 2014

6091 Comments


wtf rakim for real??

sniper
March 6th 2014

19048 Comments


i haven't listened but my reaction was the same

DrGonzo1937
March 6th 2014

5501 Comments


There's guitars on it!

RoyalImperialGuard
March 6th 2014

1309 Comments


Surprisingly solid.

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Fantas
March 6th 2014

53 Comments


Absolute bollocks

VermTheImpaler
March 6th 2014

1360 Comments


Track is really solid, still could be better with a fast rap of mike shinoda, a scratch from mr hahn and a visceral scream of chester like in a place for my head or given up. Still instrumentation is kinda cool and rakim part is sweet

Owantjaaaa
March 6th 2014

3215 Comments


LEAVE PUNK ALONE!!!!!!! :''''(

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adr
March 6th 2014

2307 Comments


wtf there is drums and guitars in a LP song?

song is alright... Chester's vocals are kinda bad here tho..

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MyNameIsPencil
March 6th 2014

553 Comments


I kinda wish they announced their breakup instead...

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DrGonzo1937
March 6th 2014

5501 Comments


Song feels very stretched. But it's a good'n

MotokoKusanagi
March 6th 2014

502 Comments


not terrible, sounds nothing like LP so that's a start

MegaJake1024
March 6th 2014

718 Comments


I was just waiting for Chester to scream the last line of the chorus at least once but it never happened. [2]

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MegaJake1024
March 6th 2014

718 Comments


A good sign for the future. pretty happy with it. even though the song really isn't that good. chester is definitely weaker than usual here and the beginning of the intro blows before it gets good. Chorus is mediocre at best too. But stoked to hear some drums and guitar for a change. Outro is good. Def could dig some screams tho.

MegaJake1024
March 6th 2014

718 Comments


and Rakim was fine, but honestly would rather have a fast Shinoda rap.

SharkTooth
March 6th 2014

4010 Comments


it's nice, even the chorus isn't too bad

renegadestrings
March 6th 2014

1440 Comments


this isn't too bad. i definitely get the sum 41 vibe too. reminds me of something off "Chuck"

JohnDillinger
March 6th 2014

46 Comments


the song is on youtube now, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ARb-yZWtE

I think it is alright. It is definetely the most interesting thing they've done in years and it raises my hopes that they might release a decent album.

However parts of it sound like an amateur band trying to imitate the classic linkin park sound but slightly modifying it by adding some rather boring and flawed parts...

MuhNamesTyler
March 6th 2014

3859 Comments


That intro lol. Song is bad what a SURPRISEEEE

sapient
March 6th 2014

1942 Comments


Chester's vocals don't blend well with the rest of the instruments on this. Also I would've tuned the
guitars down one more half-step to sound more like a faster paced Hybrid Theory instead of a less
wanky A7X

Azn.
March 6th 2014

5604 Comments


I hate surprises

JohnFire
March 6th 2014

191 Comments


Should've cut that hip-hop part, Rakim or not. Aside from that I guess it's their best song since anything after Meteora.

Acanthus
March 6th 2014

9537 Comments


If LP weren't horrid live and 30StM still was good the tour would be neat, don't really want to attend as things stand right now however.

Saturnus
March 6th 2014

4 Comments


It reminds me of Avenged Sevenfold for some reason.
On another note it reminds me of the studio version of Qwerty they put out a while back.

Its ok

sapient
March 6th 2014

1942 Comments


It sounds like A7x cause the guitars are using a lot of the same motifs (I.e. Drop D tuning, harmonic minor riffs when the song kicks in, faux-thrashy drumming) that A7x overuses

Luminara
March 6th 2014

102 Comments


Daaayum, this song's pretty good. Never thought I'd say that about a new Linkin Park song... And XingKing, you're totally right about this sounding like Sum41. Hopefully the rest of the album sounds great n' not jus this one track.

Alondite
March 6th 2014

160 Comments


Not great, but still better than like...everything off of their last 3 albums.

sailSAway
March 6th 2014

840 Comments


sounds like Sum 41

wayfaringstranger
March 6th 2014

42 Comments


honestly the best thing I've heard from them in years

Progger6009
March 6th 2014

1082 Comments


Yeah this is suprising, good song and shit.

Green Baron
March 6th 2014

19635 Comments


Love the thrashy riffs

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SnakeDelilah
March 6th 2014

6571 Comments


This sounds like Sum 41? Oooooooooh maybe they're re-creating Meteora.

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Green Baron
March 6th 2014

19635 Comments


Meteora never riffed this hard

unaMUSEd
March 6th 2014

1042 Comments


Still think Mike should've rapped the verse.

Green Baron
March 6th 2014

19635 Comments


Rakim's a legend

unaMUSEd
March 6th 2014

1042 Comments


I know but Mike's voice and flow just fits perfectly over those riffs.

skoopy48
March 6th 2014

1478 Comments


meh

Green Baron
March 6th 2014

19635 Comments


I feel like I'm the only one here who truly loves the change in sound

VermTheImpaler
March 6th 2014

1360 Comments


Far, far better than recharged. Still it needs some of the mr hahn scratching, which is like acid

Mabbitt
March 6th 2014

1350 Comments


I just wish it had more electro stuff going on

Green Baron
March 6th 2014

19635 Comments


I think they want to get away from the DJ scratching. They've stated in the past they won't go back to nu-metal. Maybe the next album will be more influenced by punk and thrash?

If so, that would be kickass

sapient
March 6th 2014

1942 Comments


Listening to this again, it actually is a lot better than my first take. Wish the rap had been done by Mike, but actually grew quickly on me

LordePots
March 6th 2014

6533 Comments


rakim, lettin urself go there eh bud

Green Baron
March 6th 2014

19635 Comments


Needs Eric B

unaMUSEd
March 6th 2014

1042 Comments


Hahn scratching wont make this nu-metal it'll just make it sound better how do they not realize this.

PistolPete
March 6th 2014

3591 Comments


Pretty heavy, very welcome surprise

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Mabbitt
March 7th 2014

1350 Comments


I think they want to get away from the DJ scratching. They've stated in the past they won't go back to nu-metal. Maybe the next album will be more influenced by punk and thrash?


They don't need to go back to nu-metal, but LP has always had a "digital" sort of sound, which seems to be missing here.

Other than that, I like the song

McommaJake
March 7th 2014

1 Comments


"Guilty All the Same" is probably their best song to date. I'm not really a fan of Linkin Park, but this new track seems to be a step in the right direction.

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weedblunt
March 7th 2014

558 Comments


how they get rakim old ass on here lmao

weedblunt
March 7th 2014

558 Comments


seriously tho this is just bland

Prince1993
March 7th 2014

541 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OeWLFPx2kM

Emim
March 7th 2014

26614 Comments


The instrumentals sound like a bad avenged sevenfold cover

Aspenshadow
March 7th 2014

307 Comments


well I guess it's not COMPLETE shit

TrephineArtist
March 7th 2014

187 Comments


Bland,repetitive and ultimately forgettable. Shame as at least the recent stuff was more experimental yet catchy and they seemed to have carved a niche. This song is a huge backwards step IMO, saying that it wouldn't have made a Meteora b-side even (and I don't rate that record).

navid_ahmed
March 7th 2014

3 Comments


Guess they are done with experimenting. Best song since Meteora

ReAnimator
March 7th 2014

311 Comments


Damn. This is good

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TheRubberbandMan
March 7th 2014

151 Comments


The surprise is how low Rakim has gone here right?

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


nah his rap is fine

TheRubberbandMan
March 7th 2014

151 Comments


Not my point

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


I know what your point was

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


Hope this is like Never Never, from Korn's new LP. The worst song on the album when the rest are actually really good.

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


If this is the worst song on the album then the album's gonna top Hybrid

and this slays Never Never so hard

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


Oh totally, Never Never was absolute garbage, this is just okay.

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


I think I'm probably the person on the site who loves this song the most because it's the one I've
been waiting for so long

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


Its growing on me

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


For the last three albums I waited for them to be heavier...

and now they've done it!

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


I still wholeheartedly believe that A Thousand Suns is their best record. I was sorta hoping for a mix of ATS's conceptual and consistency prowess and the aggression of Hybrid Theory. Instead I got A7X with Rakim

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


At least it isn't Hail to the King-era A7X

Funeralopolis
March 7th 2014

11216 Comments


sucks

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fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


True that Green

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


If they shaved off like half a minute of the intro it'd be perfect

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


More like City Of Evil A7X, still don't like the intro though

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


if the very beginning of that intro was cut, the part before the piano, that would be great.

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


Nah that riff is what sells it as a heavier song

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


Well the riff is repeated during and after the piano part so its still there, just not overused

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


When I heard Mike's early release of the riff I got so excited for it

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


I heard it to and was pretty stoked

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


yet the end result wasn't

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


Really didn't like Chester in this song, he sound so unmelodic as if he was singing to a slightly different song

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


He's supposed to be more aggressive

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


It doesn't work for me

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


The aggressiveness is the main reason why I love it so much

fallenbird
March 7th 2014

3710 Comments


Yeah but he could have sang it differently with but still sound aggressive. He needs to hold his notes long on the song especially and a scream at the end would do the song a world of good.

Green Baron
March 7th 2014

19635 Comments


Disappointed about the no scream though

dbizzles
March 8th 2014

292 Comments


Does this sound like Billy Talent to anyone else?


spookynewghostfriend
March 8th 2014

3327 Comments


chorus is sweet reminds me of sum 41 were all to blame lol, intro is shit, rap is shit, song is o k a y

LPFTW
March 9th 2014

186 Comments


Most greatest Linkin Park song ever! Although A Thousand Suns is still my alltime fav Linkin Park album... Ill see when they release The Hunting Party tho 6/14

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VermTheImpaler
March 9th 2014

1360 Comments


Instrumentation is sick as hell, but actually vocal part could be better. I hope that this song have a outstanding live version, the live versions of most of the living things songs were not that great ( with the exception of the mash up between victimized and qwerty )

KjSwantko
March 9th 2014

9277 Comments


I wouldn't waste my time shazamming to get ahold of this shit.

sinisterplague
March 9th 2014

151 Comments


"Those bands weren’t afraid to try something different..."

Yeah they were.

Mesm277
March 10th 2014

145 Comments


Definitely in the same vein as QWERTY, just not as good

Scoot
March 11th 2014

17726 Comments


surprising

better than the shit they've been doing since meteora

Green Baron
March 11th 2014

19635 Comments


This is better than QWERTY

Killerhit
March 11th 2014

5249 Comments


next bohemian rhapsody right here

Green Baron
March 11th 2014

19635 Comments


There's a radio edit for those interested:

Takes out Rakim and the long intro, shaves it to like 3:44

unaMUSEd
March 11th 2014

1042 Comments


QWERTY is way better than this.

loveisamixtape
March 13th 2014

5952 Comments


linkin park surprise sounds like a shitty middle school cafeteria dish

Impervious
March 14th 2014

366 Comments


*Listens to intro*
Hmmm, doesn't sound so bad. Decent start, maybe it will get better.

*4 minutes later*
Well, they did nothing with the potential they started with and now they're throwing in a rap verse that doesn't even flow with the music. Adding a rap verse to a garage jam is not what I'm looking for. Fuck these guys.

dawija1017
March 16th 2014

555 Comments


after listening to that new AFI hardcore side project, i feel 100% violated listening to this..

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Green Baron
March 16th 2014

19635 Comments


Damn I thought this would be getting acclaim from the userbase guess I was wrong ha

unaMUSEd
March 16th 2014

1042 Comments


It's Linkin Park they'd have to make a fucking classic to get acclaim from this userbase.

Green Baron
March 16th 2014

19635 Comments


Hybrid Theory is the closest they'll ever get

thewired
March 21st 2014

48 Comments


Sum 41 cover

toxin.
March 21st 2014

12304 Comments


horrendous chorus but its not bad otherwise




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