CD REVIEW: Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns [+ Bonus DVD]

Linkin Park surprises fans with a re-realse of their CD A Thousand Suns, but now included is a live DVD of a recent show from Madrid, which was recorded at the historic Puerta de Alcalá Gate, on 7 November 2010, in front of a crown of 60 000 crazy fans! Linkin Park, whose trademark sound of mixing Chester Bennington’s emotive raspy vocals with Mike Shinoda’s rapping style to a backdrop of distorted guitar and electronic lines has won them millions of fans globally. The album was co-produced by Shinoda and Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica), who previously worked together to produce Minutes to Midnight (2007). A Thousand Suns is a concept album, dealing with nuclear warfare. The album’s title comes from a quote made famous by J. Robert Oppenheimer, referring to the Hindu scripture, “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.”, in reference to the atom bomb. This is a more mature, seasoned LP, thirsting for new life in a post nu-metal world, and, since Minutes to Midnight proposed a changing of the musical guard, then this could be considered their first conquest into a brave new world. Linkin Park's song, Iridescent has also been chose as the theme track for the new Transfomers movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which will be released on 1 July. The video of the songs features singer Mike Shinoda sitting on a throne made of antlers with horns growing out of his shoulders, and he's got a white dog and a snake with him! Check out the behind the scenes clips from the video here! Iridescent - Behind The Scenes