Linkin Park, the band who helped a lot of people around the globe to fight depression and loneliness with their songs which reflects life of most of the people around us but very few of us take care to notice. The band who gave hopes and strength to all those who had none have themselves lost someone who is irreplaceable in many ways.
Chester Bennington was as good and vulnerable as they come left this world on 20th of July to finally find some peace. He was not only a mind-blowing singer and songwriter but he was also one of those man who was very open about his depression and all the devils which he had inside of him. As ironic as it gets but the man who helped people fight their depression couldn’t fight his own.
His songs told a lot about himself and his life, it was like he wasn’t writing just a new song but he was trying to talk about his devils through all his songs. It’s hard to pick up few of his good songs when all of his songs hits home but there are few which we can hear on loop and if you’re a Linkin Park fan then you would have done it too and if you’re not then we are sure you’ll, now.
1. In the end (Hybrid Theory, 2000)
2. Numb ( Meteora, 2003)
3. Heavy ( One More Light, 2017)
4. Leave out all the rest (Minutes to Midnight, 2007)
5. One Step Closer (Hybrid Theory, 2000)
The list could go on and on, Chester gave to Linkin Park and the world which can’t be described in Words. I don’t know how Linkin Park will be without him but i do know that the band will always remain one of the greatest rock band ever.
Chester often said in his interviews to talk about what you feel, it’s not important to be perfect all the time. Be who you’re, be vulnerable and that’s the thing I loved about him the most. I wish he didn’t did what he did, I wish he had someone who would have listened to him and helped him calm down his devils but well not all the wishes come true and not all the good things last long. Chester had to go, he was looking for peace and we all hope he found it.
It would be only fair if I end this with few of my favorite lines that Chester has sung.
“When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest”
Rest in Peace Legend,
A Linkin Park Fan. Forever