Sadly, we lost the great Chester Bennington yesterday. He committed suicide by hanging himself. His death has shocked not just the rock and metal scene, but the entire music scene as a whole. Chester had written many of the classic so gas Linkin Park has produced but of my favorite songs from this legendary band is One Step Closer.
Musically this is one of the heaviest songs of the bands catalog. The guitar in the intro is intense and one you can't help but to head bang to. Then Chester's voice comes in. This song really demonstrates Chester's vocal talent and show cases the range he has. Durint the verse he gives a very he gives a very mysterious, dark sounding voice. Then in the chorus he busts out those long loud notes that he is able to hold for a good amount of time. Some people don't know hard it is to hold notes that long, that trully a very talented skill to have as a singer.
Lyically this is a very dark song. The lyrics convey the mindset of someone who is being talked down to by other people. How the anger builds up from people being condescending towards you and how people struggle to hold in that anger. I really loves this song lyrically because not only does it come from a real place, but this is a topic a lot of people can relate to.
With great guitar riffs, great lyrics, and Chester's fantastic vocals this was a great debut song for Linkin Park and would play a huge role to secure the bands place in music. Chester without a doubt played the biggest part in this songs rise to fame with his amazing vocals. He was a great singer and will be remembered as a great singer for all time. Thanks for all the great music you gave the world Chester, RIP. I give One Step Closer a 5 out of 5.