Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Gold Cobra's Artwork Makes My Eyes Bleed.
This is the artwork for Limp Bizkit's upcoming album, Gold Cobra (in stores June 28). Alone, this says everything that could possibly be said about a Limp Bizkit album, especially in 2011. Featuring an outdated design, graffiti font, vapid expressions on the women's faces and a cobra that needs more gold, this is not how one should reintroduce your band to the public after being gone for five years and spending the majority of the last decade maintaining, losing or never having any artistic merit. Of course, that last part depends on your feelings toward the band (and this is coming from a former fan who still loves Three Dollar Bill Y'all).
With that said, and I never thought I would say this, Limp Bizkit needs to update their image and not pander to jocks, frat boys and anyone who thinks backward baseball caps are awesome past the age of eight. Updating their image in this case would really just be creating an album cover that says you are pushing 40 and not 14. This is not asking for some Storm Thorgerson inspired creation. It just needs maturity and a cobra with more gold.
Gold Cobra is in stores June 28.
Sidenote: I am saddened by the fact that we can get a new Limp Bizkit album in 2011 but are still waiting for Black Light Burns' (guitarist Wes Borland's main/side project) sophomore album.