Former Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell has revealed his true feelings about Linkin Park's landmark album Hybrid Theory — that it was a "watered down version" of their own 1995 album, Demanufacture.
Speaking with Metal Hammer, Bell referred to Demanufacture as a completely new sound than anything anyone had done before.
"It had the combination of heavy guitars and industrial and electronic elements," he explained. "And my voice was part of it – no one was mixing that kind of clean singing and the heavy vocal delivery at the same time. For a long time, people thought it was two different singers."