14 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a three-year recording hiatus, Chicago nu-metal stalwarts Disturbed offer up a slab of groove-heavy hard rock that pays tribute to both the members’ classic-rock roots, and to departed friends like Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Pantera’s Vinnie Paul. Their seventh studio album opens with the slick, electronic-tinged “Are You Ready,” which harkens back to a crunchier, more abrasive sound that will feel familiar to longtime fans. Vocalist David Draiman has retained his rhythmic bark and vaguely confrontational lyrical style on chest-beating tunes like the bouncy “No More” and the drop-tuned “Saviour of Nothing.” True to form, the band also pulls back the aggression on acoustic numbers like “A Reason to Fight” (a ballad that addresses addiction) and the anthemic “Watch You Burn,” showing that they're still in touch with the softer side they’ve exhibited in the past. That mellower vibe carries through on the live version of the band’s Grammy-nominated cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” which appears here as a bonus track.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a three-year recording hiatus, Chicago nu-metal stalwarts Disturbed offer up a slab of groove-heavy hard rock that pays tribute to both the members’ classic-rock roots, and to departed friends like Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Pantera’s Vinnie Paul. Their seventh studio album opens with the slick, electronic-tinged “Are You Ready,” which harkens back to a crunchier, more abrasive sound that will feel familiar to longtime fans. Vocalist David Draiman has retained his rhythmic bark and vaguely confrontational lyrical style on chest-beating tunes like the bouncy “No More” and the drop-tuned “Saviour of Nothing.” True to form, the band also pulls back the aggression on acoustic numbers like “A Reason to Fight” (a ballad that addresses addiction) and the anthemic “Watch You Burn,” showing that they're still in touch with the softer side they’ve exhibited in the past. That mellower vibe carries through on the live version of the band’s Grammy-nominated cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” which appears here as a bonus track.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
463 Ratings

463 Ratings

XxDark LightxX ,

A bit different but still Disturbed

First impressions I was a bit off put but I’m open to new sounds and all that stuff, it’s definitely a banger! ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻 I’ll support these guys no matter what they put out

Thomas Mickie ,

Not For Me

The “Evolution” should have stopped at Ten Thousand Fists in my opinion, Disturbed’s first three albums were their best in my opinion with BELIEVE being the pinnacle, there was a clear distinction in their style change from The Sickness to Believe to Ten Thousand Fists. Every album after Ten thousand sounds like rehashed versions, so with this single there is nothing here to lead me to believe album# 7 won’t actually just be Ten Thousand Fists Ver. 5. I’ll still support these guys and probably buy the deluxe album just to support the band they were but I have a feeling their music is now for the masses..

OpenMindedMetalFan ,

FormerDisturbedFan

Honestly Disturbed is Washed up, people are saying like "I'll support them no matter what they put out", just shows that the loyalty people have for them is clouding their judgement to what music is complex and qualitative. I would say this is probably one of Disturbed's worst albums they've put out.

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