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
421 Ratings
421 Ratings
Zack995 ,

Sons of Plunder

As the countless numbers hunger
For worldwide renown
All the pimping sons of plunder
Will roll up their sleeves
All searching for the answers
They don't even care to know

curly neil ,

This One Is A Pass

After listening to "Are You Ready" it's a good warmup song and gets you in the mood for what you think is going to be bigger and better Disturbed...lo' and behold the album goes nowhere. Take a pass and hope for better next album...

BillyMedia ,

“No opinion!”

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