Arts & Entertainment‘Limp Bizkit Still Sucks’ doesn’t suck

‘Limp Bizkit Still Sucks’ doesn’t suck

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It feels like it’s 2003 again as Limp Bizkit has finally released its sixth studio album, ‘Limp Bizkit Still Sucks’. After 10 long years, the sometimes “nu-metal”, sometimes “rap” band is back in full force. 

If you grew up watching WWE in the early 2000s, there’s a good chance you have heard this loudmouth act before. They are known for their controversial music style and lyrics. Fred Durst and his crew are back, and if there is one thing I want to emphasize during this album review, it’s that they did not hold back. 

A lot of strange things have happened over the last two years, but I definitely did not see a new Limp Bizkit album coming anytime soon. I was interested in ‘Still Sucks’ the second I heard about it. I’ll now take you through my thoughts about the album track by track.

Track 1, “Out of Style”: I truly don’t think a better song could have opened this album. It sounds like they haven’t missed a beat. Limp Bizkit is well known for playing The Undertaker’s theme song, “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)”, and this song taps into that same energy. This song also features some of the best guitar riffs on this album, and that’s definitely saying something.

Track 2, “Dirty Rotten Bizkit”: This song sets the tone for the rest of this album, as it is easily one of the biggest stand out tracks from the release. The bridge in this song particularly sounds like it came straight out of the early 2000s.

Track 3, “Dad Vibes”: This was one of two songs released before the album came out. It got a lot of people talking about Limp Bizkit’s long delayed sixth album, as Fred Durst first played this song through the PA system at their Lollapalooza set back in July. The “dad” fit he wore during the performance also got a lot of attention online, and all of the hype was worth it.

Track 4, “Turn It Up, Bitch”: This is another song that made its debut back at LB’s set at Lollapalooza, though this one it was played live. This track features lots of Durst’s typical rapping style while taking a few shots at the band’s critics.

Track 5, “Don’t Change”: If you thought this album was going to be predictable, this song would prove you wrong. This is actually an acoustic ballad, which is very out of the norm for this band and allows them to flex their musical talents more. This song is actually a cover of another song by the band INXS, but it works well here.

Track 6, “You Bring Out the Worst in Me”: The beginning of this track also sounds very different from a typical Bizkit song. But it gets loud very quickly with a sick breakdown. Durst’s vocals truly shine on this track as he screams about how he wants to haunt someone.

Track 7, “Love the Hate”: The title for this track is quite fitting. It features a lot of criticism Durst and Limp Bizkit have heard over the years. The song ultimately pokes fun at all of their critics. It is a track directly aimed at their haters, and they even claim during the chorus that LB doesn’t give a you-know-what about its criticism.

Track 8, “Barnacle”: The title for this track is tied to its main message. This song talks about people who continue to stick around without you wanting them to be there. This is a direct comparison to barnacles, hence the name. This track’s sound is definitely influenced by grunge, and specifically by Nirvana, which I think works well.

Track 9, “Empty Hole”: If you thought one acoustic track was surprising, then hang on to your hat, as this album features another acoustic track. I actually prefer this acoustic track out as Durst really shows how well-rounded of a singer he is. He can sing, scream, rap — if you ask me, he’s a true vocalist. This song is also an original, unlike the previous acoustic track.

Track 10, “Pill Popper”: This song is very metalcore influenced. The guitar riffs are really sick and pull this song through to its end. Durst’s screams sound especially great on this track. It also works well for its story, as the song is about the consequences of being addicted to pills.

Track 11, “Snacky Poo”: This song is probably the track that includes the most jokes in it, as it has Durst’s comedic rapping stylings. The track seems to be about “clout chasers” and how Durst couldn’t care less about them. It also features a hilarious prank phone call at the end, which was a nice touch.

Track 12, “Goodbye”: Many have said this song is very “boyband-esc”, and Durst’s vocals definitely sold it. The title of the track and the outro also leads me to believe that ‘Still Sucks’ could possibly be Limp Bizkit’s last release. Only time will tell, though.

I definitely enjoyed ‘Still Sucks’. Even if I wasn’t already a fan of Limp Bizkit, this album would make me one. I would have to say “Barnacle” and “Pill Popper” are my top two favorite tracks, but I think all of the songs have something good in them. 

I would give ‘Limp Bizkit Still Sucks’ a 9/10 overall. I think Limp Bizkit really knocked it out the park with this one.

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