Review: Linkin Park – In the End (Rock)

This review covers the nu metal track Linkin Park – In the End.

This track was released in 2000 on the album Hybrid Theory. We previously reviewed the track Papercut from the same album and that got a great score. So, we thought we’d try this track to see if it is just as good.

The track starts off with a piano and filtered drum kit. From there, the vocals come in one at a time. Both is filtered, but one has some delay effects applied to them from time to time.

From there, the vocals take the track into the first round of the main chorus. This is joined by some lead guitars as well as some secondary guitars.

In the next verse, the rap vocals take. There is a subtle stutter effect. The other vocals occasionally back the rap vocals before coming in on a secondary level.

After this, the singing vocals come in to take the track into the main chorus. This is capped off with the singing vocals taking the track into the next verse. This is backed mostly by the piano. In the second part of the verse, the lead guitars make a return along with some subtle scratching.

From there, they continue and take the track into the main chorus again. After that, the guitars then descend into some feedback. The piano element then leads the track out.

Many would point out that this is the track that made this band particularly famous early on. A lot of people heard this band initially through this track. If not, the subsequent singles.

one thing I do like about this track is how the two different style of vocals intertwine with each other. A lot was done with them individually as well. The subtle effects such as the delay effect really make them stand out quite well.

Meanwhile, the lead guitars work quite well. Mixed in with the piano element, they really do a good job at giving this track some good loud moments as well as some quieter moments. They offset each other quite well.

Also, the lyrics work quite well too. They really capture that mood of betrayal and loneliness quite well. As such, there are plenty of ways people can relate to these lyrics.

Overall, this is a great track. The piano element really works well in the quieter parts of the track. Meanwhile, the lead guitars work very well to lead the track through the louder portions and the main chorus. The use of both rap lyrics and singing lyrics are quite well done. A lot was clearly added to the vocals both subtle and obvious which makes them sound quite good. So, an overall great track as far a i’m concerned.


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