Not to be left behind by Korn, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has leaked yet another track from the bands fifth album Gold Cobra. The LP still doesnt have a release date, but the new song definitely makes the return of the Jacksonville, Fla. based rap-rockers a lot less frightening.
Walking Away trades the pulsating agro-attack of Why Try (which leaked in May) for looped guitar and cheesy lyrics about eliminating all the things that make the 39-year-old Durst frown. While Why Try sounded more like an elementary school kid imitating a CKY2K freestyle, the new cut plays more like something that could actually impact the countrys active rock radio stations. Instead of dropping lackluster rhymes about sucker emcees frying to death, Durst Limp Bizkits de facto leader decides to sing on lines like take all the baggage that follows me around/and just disintegrate/burn it to the ground.
Although Durst was never a gifted lyricist (he rhymed nookie with cookie on the bands biggest hit), the rest of the band seems to be playing well. Guitarist Wes Borland sounds refreshed after the bands five-year hibernation, and the arrangement on Walking Away is extremely tight and focused. In fact, Gold Cobra will mark the first time that Limps original lineup has played on record since 2000s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Still, fans shouldnt expect more than the spiffy artwork from the new album since Durst recently acknowledged that the album was stalled and that it was taking way longer than expected to get this Cobra train a rolling. Check out the new track below or hop a plane to see the band play one of these far-away tour dates. Just dont forget your backwards Yankees cap.
Limp Bizkit 2010 Tour Dates:
08/20 Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/21 Gampel, CH @ Open Air Gampel
08/24 Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
08/26 Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
08/28 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/29 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/31 Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
09/03 Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena
09/05 Dusseldorf, DE @ Philipshalle
09/06 Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
09/08 Paris, FR @ Olympia
09/09 Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier
09/12 Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
09/14 Lisbon, PT @ Pavilhao Atlantico
09/18 Milan, IT @ Palasharp
09/20 Munich, DE @ Zenith
09/21 Lepzig, DE @ Haus Auensee
09/23 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
09/24 Hamburg, DE @ Alsterdorfer
09/26 Frederiksberg, DK @ KB Hallen
09/27 Oslo, NO @ Klub Spekrum
10/01 St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Palace
10/09 Warsaw, PL @ Stodola