Releasing debut The Sickness in , in the midst of nu-metal catching fire in the mainstream, Disturbed took over US radio stations and UK rock clubs. With his distinctive chin piercing and hard stare, fearless leader David Draiman was a larger-than-life presence who ignored detractors that saw him as a boneheaded assault on metal. Maintaining their popularity by including more hard rock elements and solos in their music, Disturbed went on hiatus in , before returning with sixth album Immortalized last year. Here are their greatest moments. Rolling along with the steady pace of a military march, and with lyrics referencing God and the end of the world, The Vengeful One contains all the elements of a classic Disturbed single. Released after a four-year hiatus, it saw the band playing safe and playing to their audience. Written in celebration of their fans, and describing the sea of raised fists the band see when they look into the crowd, the title track of their third album is a straight-up PMA paean to the power of unity through metal.
1. Down with the Sickness
"Inside the Fire"
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Labret Piercing. While much of the Disturbed catalog is anchored by vaguely apocalyptic or violent motifs, the lead single off 's Indestructible is autobiographical, inspired by the real-life suicide of Draiman's teenage girlfriend. The mania within Draiman boils hot in the verse and explodes in the syncopated chorus. Go to a Disturbed concert and wait for the band to slip in "The Game" — old-school fans will lose their freaking minds. Oh, the good old days about 10 years ago of Draiman being wheeled out on stage in a straitjacket Hannibal Lecter-style and then breaking free to sing this song before arena-sized crowds. This track performed live is something to witness: thousands of fists thrust skyward, mimicking Draiman.
10) The Vengeful One (Immortalized, 2015)
After a five-year hiatus from recording, the band will be returning to the release schedule in with a new album, but before the Immortalized disc drops, we want to reflect on the stellar work that Disturbed put in over the first decade of their career. These Windy City rockers released five studio albums over a 10 year period and the only disc not to hit No. Add in the fact that they've had over 15 Top 10 Mainstream Rock Radio hits and you'll see that trying to cut down to a "15 Best" list is not an easy task. Fans should be aware that for the sake of originality, cover songs have been excluded from inclusion, meaning that Disturbed's edgier take on Genesis ' "Land of Confusion" or their excellent fan favorite rendition of Tears for Fears' "Shout" will not be making this list. So without further adieu, let's get down with our pick-ness! Initially released as a promotional track, "Guarded" really took hold at rock radio and was an indicator of the future success that the Ten Thousand Fists discs would have. Featuring Dan Donegan 's raw guitar work and showing David Draiman 's ability to go from intense to hypnotic vocals on a dime, "Guarded" is definitely a standout. And for a song about having to be a little guarded in the public eye, Draiman certainly didn't hold back lyrically or vocally. The song is also notable as it's the first single to feature bassist John Moyer.
The discography of American heavy metal band Disturbed includes seven studio albums , two live albums , one compilation album , one extended play , 30 singles , three video albums , and 25 music videos. In June , Disturbed released the documentary M. Three years after the release of Believe , Disturbed released their third studio album, Ten Thousand Fists , in September Disturbed's fourth studio album, Indestructible , was released in June