An incredible band that people tend to insult or overlook due to the emo genre of their music. Sure, the lyrics are depressing and Buddy Nielson's vocals do tend to whine, but that doesn't make this band any less amazing. Their songs are filled with spiraling dual guitar riffs backed by solid bass lines and powerful drum beats that don't go unnoticed. Whether Buddy is singing a beautiful ballad, screaming his lungs out or just whining like a bitch, the end result is always terrific. With each new album, the band seems to progress in many ways. With Still Searching, the band ended their psychotic murderous phase, and with Life is not a Waiting Room they added a few sprinkles of optimism and offered some insightful words of wisdom, such as "the past can't be your passion." Who knows, maybe a happy album is in the works?
Senses Fail > You
A great metal band who had the misfortune of being branded with the "nu metal" label, which warrants every hater to say "listen to real metal." Despite this label, Disturbed is heavier than the fathers of metal, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and other influential metal bands such as AC/DC and Iron Maiden. In fact, their most popular song, Down with the Sickness is heavier than Metallica's most popular song, Enter Sandman.
Sure, Mike Wengren is no Lars Unlrich and Dan Donegan will never tear through solos like Dave Mustaine, but Disturbed is a band that should not be underestimated. Everything from David Draiman's aweworthy vocal range to the band's ability to recreate the feeling of pure, relentless terror give them the right to be called the Metallica of the new millennium.
Hater: Distubed sucks! They aren't even metal
Disturbed fan: Have you even listened to their music?
Hater: No, but my friend told me they did a Genesis cover
Disturbed fan: *facepalm*