Top 15: Disturbed Songs
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:59:56
We countdown the 15 best songs from the multi-platinum Chicago metal masters.
Disturbed are officially back after four years. The group will release its sixth full-length album and the summer's biggest rock blockbuster, Immortalized [Reprise Records], on Friday, August 21. It couldn't come at a better time either. Heavy music desperately needs them back. The quartet—David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], John Moyer [bass]—bring something to the table that nobody else does. It's an artful combination of distinctly hard instrumental pummeling that grooves and grows with each listen and some of the most impressive vocals the genre has ever seen. The sound constantly bobs and weaves, changing, evolving, and making each musical movement distinct. That's definitely true of Immortalized. You can feel it on the first single released, "The Vengeful One," which happens to be one of their best tracks yet. Given the importance of the group's return, we decided to countdown the 15 Best Disturbed Songs, combing their catalog to provide a deep look.
Top 15 Disturbed Songs
This deep cut from Believe sees the band stretch their range with an eerie and entrancing hum. The guitars buzz with raw darkness, while Draiman's voice immediately transfixes. It showcases the diversity at the heart of the group and offers up strikingly different imagery, expanding their arsenal even further.
14. "God Of The Mind"
This B-side was included on The Lost Children as well as the 2010 10th Anniversary Edition of The Sickness. With its six-string snap, electronic backdrop, and seesawing rhythms, it's one of the group's most schizophrenically catchy numbers. Draiman delivers the hook with undeniable charisma and a bounce that can't be shaken.
"Stricken" stands out as one of the most undeniable anthems from 2005's Ten Thousand Fists. Every element locks into a potent and powerful groove before Draiman's voice takes flight on the massive refrain, "I am stricken and can't let you go." At the same time, the verses roll forward on that signature rapid cadence that remains a hallmark of their style. Donegan also rips an arena-filling solo that's as lyrical as the chorus. It's a crusher on stage too.