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Cruel Melody

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Album Review

Undoubtedly, quite a few buyers who pick up the debut album by Wes Borland's Black Light Burns, Cruel Melody, will be expecting more of the aggro frat boy rap-metal of his previous band, Limp Bizkit. Too bad there's no way of seeing their expressions upon hearing this heavily Nine Inch Nails-influenced recording (which was produced by none other than a former NIN member, Danny Lohner). You have to give Borland credit for not taking the expected route — which would be both a lucrative and easy way to do it. Sure, Borland's riffing brings back hints of his former employer here and there — as exemplified on a track like "Coward." But whereas Fred Durst wouldn't think twice about diving headlong into the testosterone pool, Borland opts for a more unpredictable and quirky approach throughout, especially on the Queens of the Stone Age-ish album opener, "Mesopotamia," and such Pretty Hate Machine-esque tunes as "Animal" and "4 Walls." For many, Borland was the only Limp Bizkit member who was taken seriously. As evidenced by Cruel Melody, he is now officially allowed to follow whichever musical path he so desires.

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Guitarist Wes Borland will perhaps forever be best known as a member of one of the more predictable/one-dimensional (yet quite popular) hard rock bands of the late '90s and early 21st century — Limp Bizkit. But upon his second exit from the band (shortly after the release of 2005's lukewarm The Unquestionable Truth, Pt. 1), Borland looked for his next project to be more musically varied, quirky, and unpredictable. No stranger to oddball side projects (just check out the one-and-only release...
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