With razor sharp-precision but enough distortion to drown any silence within the zip code at the right volume, Of Limbo’s “Let’s Go” begins to envelop us in the warm hum of the amplifiers right from the get-go. The band is moving at a fast and furious pace, but they’re utterly self-controlled in their disbursement of the beats, tones, and melodic faceting that will inevitably comprise the backbone of this track. There’s probably a lot more hot content from this band coming on the horizon, but in “Let’s Go,” Of Limbo is sounding the alarm that they’re ready to take on anything and everything getting in their way in 2022. This is a statement song with a lot of energy to match, and it’s tailor-made for hard rock tastes. 

Of Limbo’s music has been getting a lot of attention from the press online, and those who are wondering why needn’t spend more than a few seconds with the riff-rock lightning in this track to understand what all of the fuss from fans has been about. Where a lot of other alternative rock groups would be quick to muffle the swarthy fretting that provided some of metal’s greatest moments back in the ’80s in their work, this band does the exact opposite in “Let’s Go” and come out on the other side of the song sounding more in-touch with the rock aesthetic than most any of their peer-aged contemporaries have in years. They want to rock hard on this track, and last time I checked, that was still allowed in most of the world. 

Lyrically speaking, this is a very multidimensional piece of material that you could take a lot of different ways, with the most obvious allusions being made to the ongoing crises within the balance of independent music and quality musicianship itself. That aside, I like the unguarded approach taken to the narrative as opposed to the typical quasi-retrospective take that a lot of other artists have been employing when trying to address some of the same themes in their music. Rock groups always tackle things differently than anyone else does, and even with that being the case, Of Limbo is telling us through their indie ethics in the design of “Let’s Go” that following the pack still isn’t something that holds their professional interest – they’ve got their own stories to tell. 

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“Let’s Go” ends in a deluge of distorted notes colliding with each other only to leave behind a trail of sparks that don’t fade from the air just because the song has concluded. With all the success they’ve had, some might wonder what Of Limbo are out to prove – and, from my perspective, I don’t think there’s anything other than their durability as a group. Many hard rock and stoner metal bands have come and gone on the charts through the years, but this group seems to have remained unfazed by the change in trends from one year to the next. They’ve got my respect, and if they don’t already have it, I think they will earn yours with this latest release and what it represents. 

Michael Rand