Monday 30 May 2011

Limp Bizkit - Shotgun

The year 2001.  Like many thirteen year olds, I was going through that emo/punk/metal stage, spending most of my time listening to Blink 182, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit.  It unleashed the angsty teenager, the angry young man.

It's only Linkin Park that really survived though; evolving and still releasing excellent music.  Blink 182 went as far as they could with the three chords they learnt, relying solely on Travis Barker's drumming skills.  And Limp Bizkit were best listened to for comedy value - Hot Dog being a particular favourite (has anyone counted the number of times the f-bomb is dropped?  I think it's 48...).

Now in 2011 Fred Durst and co. are back with *click**click**boom* the sound of a shotgun.  The band haven't matured much over the past decade, but their raw energy is infectious.  It'll get the people in the moshpit screaming for more, jumping from the sound of a shotgun.  Sure.

Does this mark a metal rennaisance?  No.  But it's one hell of a nostalgia trip.