I grew up with Linkin Park and it was together with them I discovered nu metal. Accessible on the radio and MTV, they were the bridge between metal and pop music. When I woke up and read about Chester’s suicide I froze for a while and I’ve had Crawling and Papercut playing in the back of my min the entire day. The distinct sound of early Linkin Park brings back so many memories and emotions from my angsty teens. I think me an Linkin Park parted ways somewhere around Meteora but the old songs have stayed with me and Chester’s one of those people who always inspired, with his life story and choosing his own path in the business.
Goodbye, Chester. You’ll never leave my playlists.