Linkin Park‘s latest preview of the group’s upcoming album, The Hunting Party, is premiered via a new lyric video below for “Wastelands”. Of the tracks heard thus far, “Wastelands” has the heaviest traditional rock sound on the album. That was the first thing I noticed as Mike Shinoda began his raps. I started to like the song more with Chester’s chorus and the subsequent additional layer in the production for Shinoda’s second verse. A very solid record with a great message as seen in the lyric video. I think the sound will take some more listens to grow on me and I suspect it will as the album approaches on June 17th.