The band Limp Bizkit, which is considered to be one of the pioneers of nu-metal and rap-core, was formed in the middle of nineties in Florida. Everything started when the vocalist Fred Durst met the bassist Sam Rivers. Then they were joined by the drummer John Otto, and a bit later the musicians welcomed an outstanding guitarist Wes Borland. Soon the quartet was joined by DJ Lethal, an ex-member of the famous hip-hop group House Of Pain. Thereby the line-up was finally completed, and it was the time to think about the band’s name. After searching through many variants, Sam Rivers exclaimed that his brains turned into “limp biscuit” because of all these names. The unexpected phrase was so much loved by Fred Durst that he simply changed the spelling and the quintet stopped being nameless.
Limp Bizkit’s debut long play titled Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ saw the light in 1997. That album let the band reach the world level, and by 2001 Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ was certified double platinum. The career of Limp Bizkit was picking up steam, and the musicians got their success not only due to the studio work. The quintet’s explosive performances made great impressions, so every year the number of band’s fans kept on increasing. Significant Other was issued in 1999 and it peaked at the very top of The Billboard 200 chart – an excellent proof that Limp Bizkit’s creativity was enjoyed by millions of listeners. The composition Nookie from Significant Other was nominated for Grammy in the category the Best Hard Rock Performance, but it lost only to the great and almighty Metallica and their Whiskey In The Jar. A competition with the band of that level was a good sign; thereby even skeptics understood that Limp Bizkit should be treated as a serious power.
One of the band’s strongest records, Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water, was released in 2000. It included such famous songs as My Generation, Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle), Take A Look Around and others. Those compositions became Limp Bizkit’s landmarks, while the album took a significant place in the rockers’ discography. Three years later they pleased listeners with the traditionally powerful album Results May Vary (2003). Actually after that Limp Bizkit experienced quite a calm period, as soon as The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) of 2005 proved to be an EP, not a full-length album. Meanwhile fans had to wait for a new long play for several years.
Thus, the release of long-awaited Gold Cobra took place in 2011. But it turned out to be such a loud come back! In the middle of the zero years Limp Bizkit paused their creative activity, however by 2009 the original line-up was reunited. The musicians were full of strength and desire to work, so they managed to record an incredible album in the best traditions of nu-metal and rap-core. Limp Bizkit remained faithful to their style, and cannot but make fans happy. Everything is fair and sincere, just like fourteen years ago.