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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Disturbed


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:



5 comments:

Ralphd00d said...

I agree with you. I also have little to no knowledge, about the bands and the music they output, though, we still like our faves. They may be popular, but usually they are not. Well, in my opinion. But that doesn't mean they should not be played....

Spockgirl said...

Rd00d:
Hey... yer up late??? Try not to play those silly video games til the wee small hours of the morning eh?

T1G said...

Dave DOES have a great voice, and they put out some great tunes. And yet, for some stupid reason, I don't own much of their stuff. It's not like I don't like them...

Off to go figure out why that is...

Spockgirl said...

T1G:
Funny thing is that I do have some of their other CDs, but as far as I recall I never really listened to them that often over the years. They seemed to lack "character" or "range", if that makes sense. I have to say that they were overshadowed by my great fondness for Korn.

Spockgirl said...

Ralphd00d:
This has been bugging me for a few days... my brain works in strange ways. Now you have me wondering if in fact you like Disturbed (or Metallica or Korn...)or you don't like them. Or is it that you like them but don't get to listen to them.