Gold Cobra - Limp Bizkit
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    Let your guard down and jam some Bizkit.
  2. Jul 22, 2011
    77
    Gold Cobra reminds us of how much fun a tight, no-holds-barred rap-metal record can be in the right hands.
  3. Jun 28, 2011
    70
    So is it any good? Does it matter? Limp Bizkit are bigger than ever before so getcha groove on, stop taking things seriously.
  4. Jul 12, 2011
    60
    The overall impression is that the Bizkit remain as annoying, entertaining and incorrigibly obnoxious as they ever were. [25 Jun 2011, p.50]
  5. Jul 5, 2011
    60
    Sure, as sheer sound, it's executed well -- more assured, musical, and, well, professional than any of their other albums, their age lending them a dexterity absent in their hits -- but the deliberate retro-rage begs the question: who exactly is this music for?
  6. Jun 28, 2011
    60
    With the exception of the always inventive playing of guitarist Wes Borland, here Limp Bizkit sound like a band whose time has passed. Given that this is a group that boorishly exemplified the empty materialism and crass self-centredness that lurked at nu-metal's core, this is surely no bad thing.
  7. 60
    Gold Cobra props itself up as the best thing we've seen from our most hated band since even 1997, and the two albums following that had enough singles to fill a greatest hits compilation one record ahead of schedule.
  8. Sep 1, 2011
    50
    The album plays to the band's strengths, but there's simply nothing here as catchy as "My Way" or as infectiously fun as "Break Stuff."
  9. 42
    Oft-delayed, petulant, and hook-devoid "comeback." [1 Jul 2011, p.74]
  10. Jun 28, 2011
    25
    Time hasn't been kind to the once-popular amalgam of metal and hip-hop known as nĂ¼-metal, and it's been absolutely brutal to former scene king Limp Bizkit
  11. 10
    It's difficult to believe Limp Bizkit could return after all this time somehow even more hateful than before.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    0
    Steer clear folks, Limp Bizkit haven't aged a bit, and are still the manical, immature, teenage angst filled, type of vermin that exists inSteer clear folks, Limp Bizkit haven't aged a bit, and are still the manical, immature, teenage angst filled, type of vermin that exists in the music industry, and Gold Cobra proves they aren't going away, even though their lack of talent pushes them through, horrible, please avoid. Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    Fantastic music!!new sounds explored.awesome solo's. as usual limp bizkit haters who call themselves critics have started to rate them low.Fantastic music!!new sounds explored.awesome solo's. as usual limp bizkit haters who call themselves critics have started to rate them low. but that is okay, it is still going to be a hit!! Full Review »
  3. Dec 8, 2011
    6
    This is a surprisingly decent effort all things considered. It would seem that Wes Borland really makes a difference when it comes to thisThis is a surprisingly decent effort all things considered. It would seem that Wes Borland really makes a difference when it comes to this band. Good energy, it rocks, and it entertains for a bit. Full Review »