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Ten Thousand Fists CD Review
Release Date: September 20, 2005
Released By: Reprise/Wea
February 13, 2006 - It's been three years since Disturbed has graced their fans with their unique and hard hitting style. Their third album Ten Thousand Fists has been worth the wait. Disturbed has filled this album with cutting edge material that is sure to get fists pumping and heads banging harder than ever before.
Opening the 14 song disc is "Ten Thousand Fists." Drummer Mike Wengren takes metal to a new level with his remarkable skills and immense diversity. Vocalist David Draiman's distinctly authoritative tone jumps into this track with superiority and doesn't disappoint. Lyrically complex visuals are painted throughout this track with lyrics, "…evil can no longer go on a raise, if this disturbs you then walk away. You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of 10,000 fists in the air." "Ten Thousand Fists" displays faultless images that are sure to permeate your mind soon after the song is over.
David Draiman of Disturbed
Disturbed's single "Guarded," which has been flooding radio waves with its catchy, progressive riffs and lyrical perfection, exhibits the band's true potential. Their speedy tempos and undeniably notable guitar and drumming prospers throughout this song.
"Deify," perhaps the most powerful track on this album (lyrically and musically), showcases truth, politics, anger, and authority. Disturbed manifests a whole new side to their music through this song and illustrates reality. New bassist John Moyer shines during "Deify" and proves he knows how to rock.
Another powerfully hard hitting, yet melodic track "Overburdened" showcases a more mature and developed Disturbed. Draiman's vocals are masterfully portrayed by a wide range of tones and keys. Wengren's drumming commences beautifully with guitarist Don Donegan's uniquely inspiring riffs and Moyer's grandiose bass lines fit ideally.
Disturbed's cover of Genesis' "Land Of Confusion" is a breath of fresh air for this album. The cover, done with immense aptitude, shows the bands wide range of diversity. Disturbed takes their own unique spin on the song and creates a pleasurably refined effect.
Beginning the wrap up of the album is "Pain Redefined." The prevailingly intense track takes listeners down memory lane with Draiman's renowned "grunting" (for lack of a better word). However, he takes a tasteful approach to it and creates a satisfying effect.
Perhaps one of the most emotionally deep tracks on the record, "Pain Redefined" harbors lyrics, "Shaking, burning up with the fever. In the realm of pain, I am the deceiver. Now I lie to myself, so I can believe her as she dissembles my life. I cannot dispel the illusion. All my hopes and dreams are drowned by confusion," and launches listeners into the mind of the lyricist.
The cover artwork for Ten Thousand Fists, an army of diverse individuals with their fists in the air, was generated by Todd McFarlane. McFarlane, the creator of his own comic series Spawn and many other projects, has worked with groups such as Korn and Pearl Jam.
Loaded with unforgettable tracks, inspiring lyrics, enchantingly unique vocals, and superb musicianship Ten Thousand Fists is Disturbed's best work yet. Fans will be left addicted to an enthralling album, while they eagerly anticipate Disturbed's next release.
David Draiman - Vocals
Dan Donegan - Guitar
John Moyer - Bass
Mike Wengren - Drums
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CD Review by Shannon Knight © 2006 - Florida Entertainment Scene - All Rights Reserved.