Well... What can I say about the latest offering from Disturbed? I'm a little late to the party, but I don't get out much. From start to finish I haven't been able to stop listening to it. With this album, titled Asylum, they have now officially reached the "comfort music" stage for me. They have been on my radar since I heard them way back, with their songs, Stupify and Down with the Sickness. I can't really recall anything else from in between times, but that's just the way my memory is. However, I do remember that they had done a cover of Shout by Tears for Fears, one of my favourite bands from the 80s. And... at the very end of the latest CD, they added a bonus track... a cover of U2's (another fave) Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (interesting choice). But alas, I have to say that neither cover works for me. They just weren't meant to be done. (Unlike the Deftones version of Duran Duran's The Chauffeur which is ... perhaps the best cover ever.)
I have to admit that after the 80s and 90s, with any of the music I listened to, I never paid much attention to the band members, the videos, the marketing... it was just about the music. However, there are certain bands of which I have a limited knowledge... like perhaps some of the band members names. That being said, James Hetfield of Metallica, Jonathon Davis of Korn, Chino of the Deftones and David Draiman of Disturbed each have their own unique style, whether it be growly, gruff, guttural or throat swelling. Of these four singers, David Draiman has the purest voice... I have no other way to put it. Take away the affectations of them all, and his is... just... pure. But I digress. This is a great album.
I have no idea which singles have been released, but the Title track keeps drawing me back: