Heavy metal band Disturbed came together through the matching of a band with a singer. Long-time friends Dan Donegan (guitar), Mike Wengren (drums), and Fuzz (bass) played together in Chicago for some time before hooking up with singer David Draiman around 1997. Draiman had grown up in a religious family from which he rebelled, being expelled from five boarding schools in his adolescence.
His anger found an outlet in the thrashing sound of Disturbed, and the band built up a following on Chicago's South Side before a demo tape led to their signing to Giant Records, which released their debut album, The Sickness, in March 2000. The band gained more fans and exposure playing the main stage of the 2001 Ozz Fest, then breaking away to do their own self-described "victory lap" around the U.S. that fall. Also during this period, they managed to record a vicious new version of wrestler Steve Austin's theme song that was so good it managed to receive radio play, and was one of the many bands announced to work on a high profile Faith No More tribute album. The band stepped into the studio after stepping off of the road and began work on a new disc that would reflect their growth as a band. Feeling experimental, the group worked with producer Johnny K. and mixer Andy Wallace in order to create an album that could compare to other classic metal records they admired. Amplifying their fondness for groups like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Soundgarden, Believe was released in the fall of 2002 and was recognized as a heavier, more varied, and ultimately superior record to their debut, ultimately reaching the top of the Billboard 200. The tour document Music as a Weapon II appeared in 2004, and the ambitious studio full-length Ten Thousand Fists in September 2005.
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|A total of 3 reviews for Disturbed:|
Wolf wrote on 30th Jun 2009, 19:40h:
Even though I have all of their albums on my computer and know quite a few songs of them, my expectations when seeing Disturbed live were set low. I'm not that much of a nu metal fan with some exceptions including KoRn.
With that being said, that is
probably the only negative commentary I have about them. David Draiman proved to be one of the best nu metal singers alive and kicking. They played a couple of new songs, but also some from their breakthrough album 'The Sickness' and Genesis cover 'Land
of Confusion'. Draiman's voice is much like that of Phil Collins, though with an edge, and the instrumental background was tight. Flawless, actually. Accompanied with great weather and tasteful beer, this was one of the best performances I have witnessed.
The only thing that was lacking in this performance was an opportunity for circle pits and walls of death. Most metalfans love 'em, but I find them unnecessary. Apparently Disturbeds lead singer disagreed and attempted to form walls of deaths and
circlepits, but their music seemed just a bit too soft for the real deal. It seemed the crowd didn't mind.
A definite 'yes', to the question whether I would want to see them again. 8/10.
anonymouschild wrote on 14th Dec 2007, 5:21h:
yes these guys rock my socks sortaish ^^
trawetsikkin wrote on 22nd Feb 2007, 13:08h: