Feature: David Draiman of Disturbed Leads Device and Rock Into the 22nd Century
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:08:24
David Draiman's got one of those instantly recognizable voices that hard rock and metal icons are made of.
Coupled with his intense presence that vocal prowess helped lead Disturbed to becoming one of the biggest heavy metal bands of the 21st century. Now, he's going to lead Device to becoming the rock band of the 22nd century. That's right. Device's self-titled debut, out April 9th, is truly next level.
Draiman teamed up in the studio with Filter instrumental wizard Geno Lenardo to shock this monster to life in the studio. However, like some kind of industrial rock Chronic 2001, he also invited M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, and Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple to lend their respective talents to the project as well. The result is one of the most vibrant, vital, and visceral rock records in years.
You can feel it on the first single "Vilify". The skittering industrial elements fortify the metal skeleton making for an industrialized rock Terminator 2: Judgment Day that's simply unstoppable. Plus, there's a seesawing groove that's bound to get dance floors moving and pits bouncing.
Believe us, the rest of the album is just as dynamic, diverse, and dangerous. With a live set rounded out by Will Hunt and Virus, expect to be knocked on your ass song after song.
However, that's par for the course for Draiman. With 2010's Asylum, Disturbed reached a high watermark dropping its heaviest and most hypnotic album to date. It still resounds with true potency and power, standing out as the group's best and a testament to their formidable legacy to date. However, it's time to get down with a whole new sickness.
Get ready. Device is going to take over. They're the future, and that's extremely fucking comforting. Welcome to the 22nd century or rock.
What's your favorite David Draiman song?