Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It's interesting to hear their tracks from way back in 98, how much their style has changed since then, along with their voices. Listening to Shinoda in "Slip" makes you wonder why he's sort of ditched his rapping days for mostly singing in A thousand Suns. That's not so much backed up in the "Esaul" demo (yes, another one.) that comes on later though, where Mike seems to be tripping over some of his words. It's finally made clear why the live instrumental's of "In The End" sound so different, as they were using the beat from another demo. "What I've Done" was once called "Bang Three." Although it was only an instrumental, it sounded like they wanted to put some rap verses in there. "Robot Boy" kept its same style and message in the final cut, just some different wording.
In the end, I really enjoyed this EP. Possibly their best yet, rivaling LPU 9 in my book.