Disturbed - IndestructibleWell, June 3 is now here – and I, like many other die-hard Disturbed fans, ran out and got the new CD, Indestructible, first thing. Two tracks were already released – Perfect Insanity as a free download on March 6, and Inside the Fire as the first single on March 25. I remember saying to myself when Inside the Fire was released, that if the rest of the CD was that good I’d be very happy. And they delivered.

When they first released Perfect Insanity, I didn’t really have high hopes (at least for that song). It was a song they originally did in ’98 – before they were signed and released The Sickness (’99). The recording quality was awful, I think it was live, recorded using a handheld tape recorder or something. The song wasn’t even any good. However, the remake is fucking awesome. If I had to pick a favorite track from the CD, this would be near the top of the list.

When they released Inside the Fire, however, my expectations were more elevated. Partially because Perfect Insanity was so good, and partially because it wasn’t a remake of an originally-shitty song.Disturbed - Indestructible (limited edition) I was not disappointed. The most popular criticism I hear about Disturbed is David’s lyrics – his voice is incredible, the instrumentalists are all great, but the lyrics are always criticized. Well, that’s about to change. Inside the Fire is a song inspired by a girl David used to date, who committed suicide – and with powerful inspiration comes powerful lyrics. There’s nothing about the song that I dislike.

I went and saw Disturbed at the House of Blues in Atlantic City a few weeks ago (thanks again to the guys at Decibel Magazine) – and unfortunately they couldn’t play any unreleased music due to legal restrictions, presumably from the record label. They did play both Perfect Insanity and Inside the Fire, which were great, but it was a bit disappointing to not hear anything else from the new CD. However, the wait was worth it. The CD is definitely a win of epic proportions.

About the other music on the album – the first track is the title track, Indestructible. The entire track list is as follows:Disturbed - Indestructible (DVD)

  1. Indestructible
  2. Inside the Fire
  3. Deceiver
  4. The Night
  5. Perfect Insanity
  6. Haunted
  7. Enough
  8. The Curse
  9. Torn
  10. Criminal (previously unreleased B-side from Ten Thousand Fists)
  11. Divide
  12. Fa├žade
  13. Run (bonus track on the limited edition CD)

The iTunes “Deluxe Edition” of the CD also has live recordings of Down with the Sickness, Just Stop, Stricken, and Stupify from the Riviera (in Vegas?) as the 13th-16th tracks. Finally, the list of B-sides includes Midlife Crisis (a Faith No More cover, originally a B-side of The Sickness), Parasite, and (as above) Run. I intend to get my hands on the B-sides.

If you like Disturbed, get the CD. Buy it if you’re into paying for music, download it if you’re not. It takes the raw caustic power of The Sickness, the more progressive strength from Ten Thousand Fists, and even a little something I can’t put my finger on from Believe, and jams it all together – the result is nothing short of awesome.

Also, just a little note – the lyrics are available care of Lyricwiki.