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  • Summary: The nu-metal Florida quintet releases its sixth studio album; the first in more than a decade with the original lineup.
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Walking Away
Down in a hole there are so many ways To find yourself some light It's always the miracles Keep waiting all you like Ain't got no time to waste I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. 10
    It's difficult to believe Limp Bizkit could return after all this time somehow even more hateful than before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    awesome album.. and wes is back which makes it all the best!! its a party on tha back porch brah!! "We decided we were more disgusted andawesome album.. and wes is back which makes it all the best!! its a party on tha back porch brah!! "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." Wes Borland-- i concur sir! Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    10
    i got his cd yesterday, and listened it over and over again. Limp bizkit follows its old music, but with better lyrics, and better rhythm. Thei got his cd yesterday, and listened it over and over again. Limp bizkit follows its old music, but with better lyrics, and better rhythm. The songs are in my opinion also harder than 10 years ago. The song Gold Cobra is simply amazing. The album is a must buy for lb fans, but those who never were into them, should try this album anyways. Expand
  3. 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!! Expand
  4. May 1, 2014
    9
    After the disappointment that was "Results May Vary" and a several year hiatus, it's nice to see Limp Bizkit knocking it out of the park withAfter the disappointment that was "Results May Vary" and a several year hiatus, it's nice to see Limp Bizkit knocking it out of the park with this album. They still mix hip-hop, metal, and rock together, but this is a surprisingly different album from the band. It's heavier and more lyrically sound than most of the band's previous work. There are one or two songs with some goofy lyrics, but overall the lyrical quality is great!

    This is one rocking album. The perfect stuff to blast at a party and just rock out to. Overall "Gold Cobra" is an excellent way to re-introduce Limp Bizkit back into the music scene. It's some of their best work and I can't wait for what's next. I give this album a near-perfect score of 9.9/10.
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  5. Apr 28, 2015
    8
    A more than welcomed return for Limp Bizkit after the extremely disappointing Results may vary. This time they're returning to their sourceA more than welcomed return for Limp Bizkit after the extremely disappointing Results may vary. This time they're returning to their source material, with some good old angry fun, immature verses from Fred Durst and an aggressive heavy metal sound with all the band reunited. Expand
  6. Nov 4, 2018
    7
    After the masterpiece that was The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), Limp Bizkit comes back with another album called Gold Cobra. The album isAfter the masterpiece that was The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), Limp Bizkit comes back with another album called Gold Cobra. The album is not as good as most of their previous work... actually it's only better than Results May Vary. All the other albums are better than this, but it's not a bad record by any means. Gold Cobra also marks the first guitar solo in LB career. The solo is featured on the track "Killer In You" and it's the best track on the album too. The other interesting tracks include: Get A Life, Why Try, Shotgun, Gold Cobra and Autotunage. The rest of tracks are rather average. The bonus tracks on the other hand are mostly awful and I'm glad they didn't include them on the standard version. The only bonus, that should be on the standard version is Los Angeles. All in all, this is a nice album, that I come back to once a year. Check it out, if you haven't yet. Pickens approves! Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2011
    0
    The 90s were an interesting decade. It provided us with greats such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden and a host ofThe 90s were an interesting decade. It provided us with greats such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden and a host of others, but it also steam-rolled our ear-buds with Limp Bizkit. A band that had moments of brilliance, but for the most part it was dogged down by Dursts mediocrity. It comes no surprise that Gold Cobra isn't a step into the new millennium, but rather a collection of 90s nu metal, served in a shiny new wrapper. Great for annoying the Hannah Montana kids, but dismal for personal enjoyment. Expand

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