The Lost Children
The Lost Children pulls together b-sides and rarities and makes for a relatively coherent collection while the group takes time off. “Hell” is as convincing as anything in the Chicago metal band’s catalog, trudging with purpose. “A Welcome Burden” adds funky elements to the attack. “Old Friend” has the kind of catchy chorus that would make it a perfect concert anthem and, according to singer David Draiman, was inspired by the TV show Dexter. “Leave It Alone” adds to the group’s collection of beautifully somber melodies. “Mine” and “3” are previously unreleased and worth the attention. Disturbed’s covers of Faith No More’s “Midlife Crisis” (maybe more truthful to the group’s situation than ever) and Judas Priest’s “Living After Midnight” are straight-up treatments that prove the band’s dedication to the loud ‘n’ proud. From one of the 2000s’ most successful hard rock bands, this is a cliffhanger. Stay tuned.