It is hard for me to believe that two years has gone by since Disturbed’s last album Indestructible. It was Indestructible CD and tour that made a fan of Disturbed, so needless to say, I have been looking forward to Disturbed’s follow-up to that CD. The band’s latest album Asylum is finally here, and has secured yet another #1 spot for Disturbed. How does Asylum stack up? Read on.
I expected Disturbed to come slammin’ out of the gate with a heavy rocker, so they took me by surprise with the instrumental track “Remnants”. The track opens with some moody keyboards, and closes with a cool guitar riff that sounds like a mix between Pantera’s “Cemetary Gates” and the beginning of Great White’s “Save Your Love”. This is a very cool beginning to the song “Asylum”, and an unexpected approach for Disturbed.
“Asylum” is more of what I expected Disturbed to open the album with. This is a hard-hitting number with the sound that Disturbed is known for. I have played this song several times and I just can’t get into this. I have heard Disturbed record many songs like this one, but to me the song “Asylum” is not as good as most of the songs on Indestructible.
I like the song “Infection”, but the lyrics kind of make me chuckle. Every time I hear “the infection must die” I think to myself, get you some penicillin dude.
Somehow I can see the song “Warrior” showing up on WWE as a theme song for one of the wrestlers. It is just an ok song in my opinion.
“Another Way To Die” is easily my favorite track on “Asylum”. To me, this song is the most memorable on the album, and features some of the best guitar work from Dan Donegan.
With the song “The Animal”, I can see Disturbed trying to grow in their music. While not a huge departure from their sound, I can see a few small things that shows some growth with Disturbed. First and foremost David Draiman’s vocals are excellent. While this song is on the heavy side, the keyboards are a nice touch. This ought to be the band’s next single in my opinion.
Depending on which version of Asylum you picked up, you album will either close with the song “Innocence” or the bonus track “Leave it Alone”. “Innocence” is a pretty cool rocker, and a good way for Disturbed to go out swinging. Oddly enough, my CD was supposed to come with the bonus song “Leave it Alone”. After hitting play, and enduring a minute a half of dead silence, a completely different song appeared. Disturbed covered the U2 song, “I Still Have’s Found What I’m Looking For”. This is a more rockin’ version of the classic U2 song. I have always liked Disturbed’s take on the some of the big 80 hits. This one is easily as solid as some of their previous covers.
I have given Asylum several spins, and I don’t think this album is as strong as their previous releases. I can see this CD as being a grower, but the songs just haven’t stuck with me as of yet. Asylum isn’t a bad album, and I would recommend checking out the videos below to hear a couple of the tracks from the CD. Disturbed fans will probably enjoy Asylum.
Rating: Out of 10
3. The Infection
5. Another Way to Die
6. Never Again
7. The Animal
10. My Child
13. Leave It Alone
David Draiman – lead vocals, backing vocals
Dan Donegan – guitar, electronics, backing vocals
John Moyer – bass, backing vocals
Mike Wengren – drums, percussions, backing vocals
Disturbed has issued a Thank You video for making Asylum their fourth #1 album in a row. Check it out!
Rock band Disturbed claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as “Asylum” debuts atop the list with 179,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the act’s fourth consecutive studio set to debut at No. 1, a feat achieved by only two other rock bands in the history of the chart: Metallica and Dave Matthews Band.
“DECADE OF DISTURBED” DOCUMENTARY INCLUDED WITH ASYLUM
NEW SINGLE “ANOTHER WAY TO DIE” HITS #1 AT RADIO
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR UPROAR TOUR LAUNCHING IN AUGUST
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated hard rock band Disturbed have announced a special pre-order of their new album Asylum. The pre-order is available now. Asylum will be released on Reprise Records August 31, 2010.
As a special gift to fans, the Chicago four-piece have created the documentary Decade of Disturbed. The 60 + minute film candidly captures the band’s ten-year history, with extensive behind the scenes and never before seen footage. Decade of Disturbed will be included with every purchase of Asylum as a thank you from the band.
The Asylum Limited Edition CD/DVD pre-order comes with the full album including two bonus tracks (“Down With The Sickness ” & “Stricken” live), expanded artwork, a dvd with the Decade of Disturbed documentary plus nine “Disturbed Dissected,” exclusive instrument video instuctionals, and an exclusive double-sided poster with guitar tabs. It is available only through www.disturbed1.com.
The iTunes LP version of Asylum is also available to pre-order now. This version also includes a download featuring the Decade of Disturbed documentary, two bonus tracks (“Down With The Sickness” & “Stricken” live), an additional exclusive bonus track (“Leave It Alone”), and two “Disturbed Dissected,” exclusive instrument video instructionals.
“Another Way to Die,” the first single off Asylum, is a #1 hit at Active Rock Radio. This is the highest Billboard Active Rock debut in band’s history and the fastest # 1 for the band on Billboard’s Active Rock chart in just 4 weeks. It is also the fastest # 1 on Billboard’s Active Rock chart in over 3 years. This is the band’s 7th # 1 single on Billboard’s Active Rock chart – they are tied with Metallica for the 3rd most #1’s on the Active Rock chart.
On August 17th the band will hit the road to headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which runs through October 4th. Also on the bill are Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Tickets for UPROAR are on sale now. Please visit http://www.rockstaruproar.com for details. Prior to UPROAR, Disturbed will be headlining the 70th annual Sturgis Rally in Sturgis, SD on August 13th.
Disturbed is vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren, and bassist John Moyer. For more on the band please visit www.disturbed1.com.
Asylum pre-order URL: http://www.disturbed1.com/asylumpreorder/
DAN DONEGAN UPDATES FANS FROM THE ROAD
ASYLUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE AUGUST 31ST
Multi-Platinum recording artists Disturbed have just made the new song “Asylum” available for download on their website. The song is off of the new album, which will be released on August 31st. To download the new track fans must enter their email address and join the Disturbed mailing list.
The band have recently uploaded a video update from guitarist Dan Donegan on their YouTube channel. In the clip Dan takes us into the studio for the latest on the making of the band’s fifth studio album.
Disturbed will be hitting the road later this Summer with Avenged Sevenfold on the Rockstar UPROAR tour.
DISTURBED’S NEW SINGLE, “ANOTHER WAY TO DIE,” BLAZING UP ROCK RADIO CHARTS
TICKETS ON SALE FOR AUGUST UPROAR TOUR
Multi-Platinum hard rock band Disturbed have scored their highest chart entry position at Active Rock radio to date with the No. 5 bow of “Another Way To Die,” the electrifying new single from their upcoming album Asylum. This is the best debut on the Active chart for any song since Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done” in April 2007 and is only the 15th song to debut in the Top Five since 1997. The track also debuted at No. 6 on the Mainstream Rock chart and was the No. 1 Most Added at Active and Modern Rock.
The band have also just announced that Reprise Records will be releasing Asylum on August 31st, 2010. Cover art for Asylum has just been revealed on their website, www.disturbed1.com.
On August 17th the band will hit the road to headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which runs through October 4th. Also on the bill are Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Tickets for UPROAR are on sale now. Please visit www.rockstaruproar.com for details.
Get an exclusive listen at the new single – “Another Way To Die” – available on iTunes June 15th in the US (June 16-23 worldwide). From Disturbed’s new album Asylum – coming August 2010. Check out the teaser clip below.
Disturbed have just announced the title of their upcoming album – “Asylum.” As with Indestructible, Disturbed are self-producing Asylum, which they began writing in September 2009 and recording in February of this year. David Draiman describes it as “still identifiably Disturbed, but showing more maturation. We feel this is one of the strongest bodies of work we’ve ever put together. It definitely goes in familiar areas, but with new levels of precision and skill.”
Lyrically, Draiman says, the themes “range from very personal and introspective to the political and provocative. What would you expect? No songs about puppy dogs or rainbows here.”
“We want this record to be a shining example of how the years have made us stronger,” Draiman says. “We want it to be a record that helps people get through their own trials and tribulations, as always.”