Limp Bizkit's lace is not made of lace and never has a band so honored and put down by the critics known such a success and such a brilliant destiny. What if, quite simply, Limp Bizkit was the most punk metal band of its generation?
Because if there's one thing Fred Durst doesn't give a damn about, it's just about everything. From the critics, to his style of clothing, to his underworked (but working!) sounds, to the fact that he just sings on stage. And that's not to be expected from a band that has made the troll a way of life and is literally called "Soft Biscuit".
For the band, it seems that the serious things don't count and in concert, subtlety has no place, contrary to angry lyrics and a total release! In the pit, it jumps and pogs with the bass lines vibrating in the background, the power-chord always under tuned and elevated to the rank of art and the rapped phrasing of a singer on the verge of breaking up.
And when you listen to Limp Bizkit, you have to remember that this is the band that pushed nu metal to its peak and marked the entry of a whole generation into the new millennium. With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide and titles recognizable by the first chords, they are not only funny! Even today, as soon as Take A Look Around or My Way were introduced to the saturated guitar, thousands of fans jumped to the beat of Fred Durst's parade of legendary hats and the clothing eccentricities of the emblematic guitarist Wes Borland.
After a first opus whose visibility took off during the tour that followed, Limp Bizkit reached new heights with Significant Other. An album with strong hip-hop influences that propels itself directly to the top of the Billboard charts and opens a little more the horizons of nu metal. It was followed in 2000 by the excellent Chocolate Starfish and the Hot-Dog Flavored Water whose singles Take a Look Around (the soundtrack to Mission Impossible 2), My Way and Rollin' still serve as the anthem for the band's fans.
The band's fourth album, Results May Vary will be released without the emblematic guitarist Wes Borland who decides to leave the band. And despite the success of the singles, especially Behind Blue Eyes which has trumped the waves and still trots in our heads, the opus has gone down well by the critics. At the time, it even held third place for the lowest rated album in history. But as usual, it takes more than that to stop the band, which reintegrates its lead guitarist the following year and gets back on track for two new albums: Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) in 2005 and Gold Cobra, the latest production to date in 2011.
Admittedly, Limp Bizkit hasn't released a new opus since 2011, but the band is still far from being dead! In 2018 during their appearance at the Hellfest on Main Stage 2, they thrilled and jumpered more than 10,000 fans. It is said that even the Main Stage 1 audience waiting for Avenged Sevenfold started to poget on Rollin'!
Awesome! Even after all these years without albums, Limp Bizkit still sets the stage on fire with a very fit Fred! He jumps everywhere, he screams and above all, he goes towards his audience! All the classics have been reviewed and Wes Borland always ensures as much to the scratch. A huge atmosphere and a great show!
Limp Bizkit is a UFO in the world of metal. Planetary hits demolished by the critics, sometimes approximate concerts that deflate an overexcited public and hyper charismatic members who seem imperturbable. But in this outburst of superlatives, it must be remembered that these guys were the pioneers of nude metal in the world and that, despite adversity and without any release for almost 10 years, they continue to fill and inflame the halls!
The Limp Bizkit, a living legend-myth band, finally took to the stage. The audience, conquered, screamed. They played one hit after another, [...] the band and its fans were in their element. So was I.
Limp Bizkit is said to be one of the most authentic punk bands of its generation, in that it has enjoyed worldwide success in spite of itself and with no regard for the first hat of its leader, the notorious tattooist, skateboarder and badger Fred Durst.