Gold Cobra, Platinum Record

 

 

“Bring It Back” is the aptly titled second song on Limp Bizkit’s seventh studio album, Gold Cobra. The band does in fact, ‘bring it back’ for this, their first album with the original line-up since 2001’s Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water.

The ‘it’ that they bring back is an intensity an sincerity that has not been heard since Significant Other. You can hear it from the intro (the cleverly titled Introbra), all the way to heavy riffed songs like “Douchebag,” and “Shotgun,” and even on “Walking Away,” the albums ‘ballad.’ You can hear in the music that this band truly does enjoy playing together again, especially the bands eccentric guitarist, Wes Borland, who was missing from 2003’s Results May Vary.

“We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other. Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognize there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else. This is why Limp Bizkit is back.”
(this quote, found on Wikipedia, was from a joint statement by Fred Durst and Borland in 2009)

The album’s best track is Gold Cobra which displays that Durst can still flow and write catchy, hooky choruses, Borland can crush you with his low-end, and John Otto (who has never sounded better) can bring a beat.

While you can never compare the two bands with any level of seriousness, Gold Cobra signifies a return to the form that made them so popular, much in the same vein as Metallica’s Death Magnetic. Gold Cobra may never be Three Dollar Bill Y’all$ or Significant Other, but if they keep churning out more albums like this, Red Yankees caps may yet come back in style…
Here’s to the return of the 90’s!

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