Stone Temple Pilots-Out of Time ft. Chester Bennington

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Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time. We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together.

There’s some ambiguity, but it appears the fantastic Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has signed on to be Stone Temple Pilot’s new frontman. I’m not the owner of much STP material at all, but I appreciate their worth to the rock industry, and it’s good that this accquisition has them back releasing work; the combination is brutally effective. Out of Time is a roaring 3 minute ride, opening with relentless guitar work that rarely eases up in terms of sheer power and intensity, whilst the accompanying percussion is no gentle stroll either, tearing its own furiously energetic path through the track. By my reckoning, Chester’s one of the most versatile vocalists in music, and this uptempo, hard rock style doesn’t phase him at all, with a good delivery that doesn’t overcommit to the hard, angsty delivery in order to tame that dominating instrumentation with strong melody. The combination is frankly excellent, and it’s one that you’ll want to throw in the car immediately; you can stream it below, and download it for free here.

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