This article describes my emotions perfectly when thinking about Linkin Park and how their music influenced me during pivotal stages of my life. Regardless of your background, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, orientation, or religion, Linkin Park — and Chester & Mike’s songwriting — has always been able to put to words our feelings which were otherwise difficult to spell out. For me personally, they provided a method of escapism which I’ve never been able to find anywhere else.
Thank you for writing this article. Chester genuinely did teach me how to “scream” and he provided me the inspiration I needed to continue on. May he rest in peace.