Evolution for sure!
Sure this has a different sound than some of their earlier stuff, but so what. It's still a great listen. I will admit I am kinda new to Disturbed, and their Sound of Silence cover hooked me. Believe quickly became my album of choice, as I loved every song. Well, Evolution has supplanted that. Dave can still howl and growl when he needs to, just like he has done for years now, but he also continues to show a range few mortals can even dream of achieving. He sings hard on No More and Are You Ready, m moving deftly to a tad warmer sound on Hold On To Memories, Watch You Burn, and Already Gone. And of course Dan, John and Mike continue to create some great music around Dave. This has quickly become one of my favorite albums, and it truly shows this band's versatilityand willingness to maneuver. I am really glad I stumbled onto them when I did.
Disturbed Warned Us With The Title Evolution
If you walk into this album expecting the hard hitting pulse pounding metal that disturbed has brought in so many of their previous albums this album will throw you off. However, like all great musicians Disturbed is showing off an ability to tackle more than one style and do it well. Evolution is filled with mournful ballads and solid vocal tracks that match their old style.
The core of the album feels more optimistic than their previous albums. Instead of the focus being defensive and reactive to those attacking, these songs are focused on being on the offensive. The lyrics are focused on empowering and preparing to stand against those who they were simply lashing out against in the past. The lyrics show healing, growth, and change when seen next to their old music.
In the end, we're not seeing anything they haven't hinted at over the years. Many of the songs in this album feel like their cover of the Sound of Silence and Overburdened. The album doesn't have the same emotional charge as 10k Fists though. It shows determination and drive that isn't raw and savage. It feels refined, calculated.
The change in perspective and style of the band and reaction from the fans reminds me of the reaction to Eminem's Recovery album and Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight. It's a obvious growth for the band, and it's a step in their evolution. Don't expect this to be the final product, and if you don't like the style right now, don't worry they're still evolving.
Not feeling it
By brady r creasy
I like songs like a reason to fight and no more but that’s about it the rest just sound bad
As the tilte suggests this is a new album that moves along the journey. Personally I like it. Give it a chance!
Although I’m not fond of this album, I still think they deserve some credit for trying something new.
Something new beats something unoriginal
I’m gonna be completely honest, this album was not what I expected. It’s not hard metal by any means, but can’t we all agree that this is 100 times better than them recycling old songs. I’ll listen to this happily because it shows that they aren’t going to try and pull a fast one and reuse their old songs.
I actually like it more than their other albums, despite popular belief that this album blows. It’s much more hard rock than heavy metal.
It’s still metal y’all, remember... metal.
By EVETS ZERIMAR
I don’t mind the new sound. I love these guys, they’re sickeningly talented. Their arrangements and pace of the songs are great.
At least it’s not like ST. ANGER. Let’s not think about that lol
I’m a disturbed one!
We are all disturbed!
screw the haters
By Joanna Snow
This is amazing, it’s different and new but still has that same tone to what disturbed really is, they are evolving. Love yah 💗💗
This is their worst album to date!