Victimized

Album: Living Things (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This screaming metallic song may be one of the heaviest numbers that Linkin Park recorded, but it also incorporates several other music genres. Speaking with Abcdane.net/, Chester Bennington said: "It starts with what sounds like folk, then rapidly dips into hip-hop, punk rock, death metal and back to folk music. It's just crazy, in a way there's no real meaning to it. One of the things I like about our new album is that we included a song like this. It's because of these things that I love our band so much. We have so many different faces… you can't really pin us to one location, and that's exactly what we've been aiming for."
  • At 1:46, this is one of the shortest songs Linkin Park have recorded, which is due to the minimal content of tunes by punk bands such as Pennywise and Dirty Rotten Imbeciles that influenced this track.
  • Bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrel noted to Musique Mag that the song's working title, "Battle Axe", "is… what that song is; it's just this big 'crack' and then you're out."

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