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Disturbed - Are You Ready


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Me likey! It's not as heavy as their older material, but seems to have a bit more lush musicality. I like the synth work. Polishes the edges a bit.

Die-hards already hate it, and die-hards *always* hate when a band goes more melodic, so it can't possibly be bad. :lol:

 

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Not the greatest song they've ever done, but a good'un nonetheless. It sounds like Disturbed, which is good enough for me. If it's more polished and/or melodic, it's not by much. In a world full of modern hard rock/metal sound-alikes, these guys have always sported a distinct style that has resonated.

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  • 2 months later...

Listening to the new album, and I'm impressed. It's somewhat ballad-heavy, believe it or not, and may not have as hard an edge as their earliest material, but I am really enjoying it. The production is top notch. Very listenable if you like the Disturbed sound/style, which I do.

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Sadly, I disliked this quite a lot. Yep, lots of ballads and they were very, very obviously trying to capitalise on their recent chart success. But I'm 95% sure they won't get it. I just don't think the songs are good at all; soft or not. I've never been a fan of this band so I wasn't expecting to be mind-changed... and I sure as hell wasn't. :(

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Realistically though Geoff, if you've "never been a fan of this band" is there anything they could have released that you would have liked? Almost certainly not. So it's really not an indictment of this particular release.

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On 10/26/2018 at 11:49 PM, heavyharmonies said:

Realistically though Geoff, if you've "never been a fan of this band" is there anything they could have released that you would have liked? 

Yep. Good songs. ;)

Haha. Yeah, it's one of those bands I should have stopped bothering with a while ago... hopefully this was the one that puts and end to it. 

 

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