Today’s song is “One Step Closer” by Linkin Park. This is the ultimate rage-out-song. The opening guitar riffs get you so pumped. It’s a great song to rage out to when you’re feeling angry or frustrated.
It is no wonder they picked this song to be LP’s first single. It really helped put them on the map. I remember first hearing it on rock radio station Krock. I was completely enthralled by their sound. I had immediately gone out and bought the album. This was saying a lot since back in those days most of the music I downloaded via Napster.
The song was released on September 28, 2000, and gave Linkin Park nationwide recognition. It has gone on to become one of Linkin Park’s biggest songs ever.
It was even greater live. We were always excited to hear “One Step Closer.”