Friday, October 1, 2010

CD Review: Disturbed Bring Us To Their "Asylum"

Heavy metal band Disturbed recently released their new album "Asylum" on Reprise Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. It is the band's fourth consecutive #1 album. According to lead singer David Driman, "Asylum" is a lyrically dark album that still captures their signature "hard-hitting" sound.

The soaring guitar solo instrumental that begins the new Disturbed album comes to a crashing end with the force of the combination drums, bass and guitars. This aggressive sound just pours out of the album's first single, "Asylum." It displays the full-force and energy that this band put into all their songs. David Driman's vocals sound strong in "The Infection" and the "Warrior." "The Animal" brings up comparisons to their 2001 hit "Down With The Sickness" with its singing/screaming vocals and searing guitars provided by Dan Donegan. The subject matter in the song "My Child" shows the band's maturity in songwriting since their early days ten years ago. The album ends on a high note with the bass and drums powering the dark lyrics of "Innocence."

Disturbed are currently on tour as part of the Uproar Festival. The band will be making their way back to New England at the end of October with a show at the House of Blues in Boston and Atlantic City. Disturbed will also be performing live at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater on October 27th. For more tour dates and updated band information, visit

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