Here it is (youtube playlist)
Limp Bizkit pops up in conversation frequently around here so i figured i'd let ya'll know the new album's out, a quick listen at only 32 minutes in total, many of the songs are only around 2 minutes long which is interesting.
I consider this to be their "punk" album, quick and dirty without much of the melodic hooks of the past, it started when they put out Dad Vibes which i think sets the tone well as "we're just a bunch of dads trying to be cool", which i think for me lowered my guard and let me enjoy it for what it is more than i would have normally, the rest of the album follows with a mix of the old nu metal style with some nods to modern metal core and some old fashioned Durst rap, some of which i think is actually his best stuff despite how short it is.
I've only listened to it through twice but my favourite song at the moment is Love The Hate, it's just a funny conversation about hating the band with a great groove behind it and directly feeds the theme of the album.
You Bring Out The Worst In Me reminds me of the melodies in the very underrated Results May Vary, then its chorus switches it up for that modern metal core sound i mentioned almost sounding like Bring Me the Horizon.
Don't Change sounds like a Filter song to me, just a simple acoustic piece to tick that box.
Barnacle is what made me think of the punk influence, it's basically a punk song, Pill Popper has some of that vibe too.
Lastly i wanted to mention Snacky Poo, i typically like the aggressive metal LB songs but i absolutely love this rap, it's so 90's and has what i'd call that "Tony Hawk's sound", i can totally see myself creating a skater to this, he even mentions the 90's in the song.
The album ends with "Goodbye" and makes me wonder if they'll make anything after this, it was in production for a long time and while i do enjoy these 32 minutes it is short, but in this age of streaming only the hits what are albums anymore?
This isn't trying to catch you with a hook and keep you listening for that stream revenue, it is actually an album, with a theme and some dumb shit and album art that would look good on a CD case, i think it's pretty cool for that.
What are your thoughts? Am i a blind Limp Bizkit fan? Is it as cool as i think it is?