Fireworks

CD Reviews

Disturbed - 'Immortalized' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/24/1c/1f/disturbed-immortalized-59-1449602952.jpeg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     December 08, 2015    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4303   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Label

Disturbed are back and 'Immortalized' will be right up there amongst my most played releases of 2015.

Following the 'Taste Of Chaos' tour at the end of 2010, Disturbed decided a break was needed and the band was put on an indefinite hiatus. I caught one of the shows on that tour and it seemed as though everyone was going through the motions. Singer David Draiman moved on to record the Device album (a slightly more Industrialised version of Disturbed), drummer Mike Wengren and guitarist Dan Donegan formed Fight Or Flight (Traditional Rock) and recently bassist John Moyer has been involved in Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrime project. Five years since the release of the rather lacklustre 'Asylum' it is time for studio album number six and what a return to form it is.

After such a long absence I was not expecting to hear Draiman, Donegan and Wengren (Moyer was not involved in the creation and recording process) sound so rejuvenated. Some credit must also be given to producer Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and more recently Papa Roach) because he has introduced his own touches to enhance the signature Disturbed sound. In fact the sound on 'Immortalized' has a significant vibrancy and is huge.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The title-track (following a brief instrumental intro) is a chest-beating powerhouse of an opener. The drums and guitars are fully "in your face" before Draiman's unmistakable vocals cut in. Each song is attacked with a passion and enthusiasm that was missing from 'Asylum' and the perfect blend of aggression and melody has great balance and an immediate impact. This is hard-edged Rock music at its finest and though many Fireworks readers will avoid this release because they associate the name Disturbed with music of a more inaccessible nature, they should at least give it a chance.

'The Light' is bordering on Melodic Rock whilst the riffs that form the basis of 'Who' and 'Save Our Last Goodbye' would leave the likes of Primal Fear and Judas Priest nodding their heads in admiration. Donegan's solos are imaginative without being overly self-indulgent and Wengren's drums are the immovable backbone of the sound throughout. The biggest surprise is the cover of 'The Sound Of Silence'; the sweeping orchestral arrangements are almost epic in scope and allow Draiman to overlay an impassioned vocal. The deluxe edition contains sixteen tracks and initially I thought my interest levels would begin to wain towards the end of the seventy minute running time. In fact I just simply hit repeat.

Disturbed are back and 'Immortalized' will be right up there amongst my most played releases of 2015 and there is still FFDP and Shinedown to come. Roll on the tour to follow in 2016.....see you down the front (probably not).

Dave Bott

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  September 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 days, 19 hours ago
  • Berny : @Hysteria & @KI2000: Many thanks for your kind words! :)
  • Hysteria : Received my download copy almost immediately and downloaded 50 magazines for free. Cannot complain! Thanks guys!!!
  • KI2000 : Love the new issue guys, great magazine!
  • Berny : @Mugi89: Your confirmation mail was sent on the 22nd, I've just sent it again. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • Mugi89 : Hi! I purchased my digital copy of issue 92 2 days ago but still didn't receive it. When am I gonna be able to download it? thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Your mail was forwarded to the Fireworks team yesterday, I am going to ask them again. Sorry for the delay!
  • Berny : @Mitch Perry: Your order was received at 4AM local time. As stated on the order page, all payments have to be processed manually. Your copy of Fireworks 92 was added to your download section, many thanks for the purchase.
  • Berny : @RobC68: I sent you two emails explaining the situation. There's not much more I can do for you at the moment, so I'd suggest you stop buying the magazine. Thanks.
  • zom414 : Still not received the latest issue by post, I've emailed as well but not heard anything. Can you let me know what's happening please?
  • Mitch Perry : Can I have my download link, please? Issue 92 22 Sep 2020 07:57:11 BST Paypal Transaction ID: 1BS38875MX3700248
  • RobC68 : purchased issue 92 in download version. been waiting more than a day....PATHETIC SERVICE as it happens with every purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Berny : @rgilman: Please check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • rgilman : Hello I bought the Deep Purple issue how do I download it? Thanks
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site