It’s ironic, since a hybrid is comprised of different elements and Linkin Park bring a whole new swing-set to the playground for One More Light. The ex-nu metalists are more electronic and alternatively inclined this time around, and only some tracks manage to pull it off (Nobody Can Save Me, Halfway Right). But where their songs usually build to a satisfying release, unfortunately OML just doesn’t have that bite. It’s no secret that they treat each album as a blank canvas on which to experiment, but we’re not sure if we’d hang this one on the fridge.
One More Light is out May 19 via Warner.