Linkin Park: In The End (2000) – Song Review

Official Score = 3 Devils
Official Score = 3 Devils

Linkin Park… Believe it or not guys, I have since discovered this metal band in the most unlikely of spots…

You see, when I was younger I worked a Christmas at a mall, and like most malls during Christmas, they played a lot of Christmas music (the only problem is that in the mall I worked in, they played the same 3 or 4 Christmas songs, and one other song…) That song being, In The End (2000) from their NU Metal album, ‘Hybrid Theory’!

Linkin Park doing, ‘In The End’ live!

Now besides the fact that this song was truly an amazing breath of fresh, (trust me when I say that listening to Natalie Cole’s, ‘I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas’ 5 or 6 hundred times is enough to make anything seem like a breath of fresh air!) Anyway, this song in general… Well… It is true that this song has some great vocals & instrumentals, but the best part of this song is how it is put together, and the story about this song that makes it great!

In my opinion, this is not the best song that Linkin Park has done to date, but as for Hybrid Theory, this in my opinion is the best of the album… And is still a pretty awesome song in general… Check it out, I think that you might really like it!

For the true fan, a segment of the lyrics for Linkin Park’s, ‘In The End’!

It starts with
One thing I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go
I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when…
I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter