Release Date: Oct 13, 2009
Record label: WEA/Reprise
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
Consisting of material that Chester Bennington didn't want to hammer into the mold of Linkin Park's electronica-infused nu metal, Out of Ashes finds the singer exploring a moodier hard rock sound, teaming up with co-collaborators Julien-K (a production/synth pop outfit featuring Amir Derahk and Ryan Shuck of Orgy). The album has a more melodic, guitar-centric approach than Bennington's previous work. The Julien-K touch really manifests itself in atmospherics -- rather than sitting in the forefront, synths are used more strategically, thickening the sound and filling in the empty spaces.
DEAD BY SUNRISE“Out of Ashes”(Warner Brothers) Chester Bennington, 33, has a highly commercial gift: He’s still directly in touch with the pain, insecurity and turmoil of adolescence, and he expresses them without any fear of clichés.. “Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry/ Sometimes I feel ….