Limp Bizkit — "Shotgun" Review 4.5 out of 5 stars
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:20:42
Limp Bizkit lock and load Gold Cobra with one of the biggest, best, and most badass anthems of their career—"Shotgun". The single fires off a stomping bass line from Sam Rivers, perfectly locked into John Otto's funkified metal percussion. Wes Borland's guitar snaps from a seesawing riff into a snaky melody. Borland approaches the guitar like Les Claypool plays the bass. There are no boundaries and everything from a distorted riff to a tricked-out lead can groove. Borland also rips through a fret-burning lead that's as hypnotic as it is heavy.
"Shotgun" feels like Bizkit approached the signature style on Three Dollar Bill Y'All and Significant Other with another decade-plus of instrumental experience and virtuosity, carving out a banger that could get asses moving in the club or fists flying in the mosh pit.
DJ Lethal's production infuses an otherworldly vibrancy to the song with shotgun sounds and other quirky, warped textures from his electro arsenal. He's as wizardly as ever, and it takes the track to another level. Frontman Fred Durst steamrolls through the beats with a sharp, smart, and sly verse that illustrates his evolution as an MC. His hook is bound to get arenas chanting along, and everybody will jump to the sound of "Shotgun".
Gold Cobra officially strikes on June 28th in stores and digital retailers everywhere.
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