Disturbed
Ten Thousand Fists


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sabbath490 USER (3 Reviews)
September 24th, 2005 | 282 replies | 61,403 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


11 of 15 thought this review was well written

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[}Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists{]

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01. Ten Thousand Fists (3:32)
This song is fueled by pure energy. Starts with an interesting electronic beat and then kicks straight to the drums. Its a pretty solid song all the way through. A pretty interesting guitar solo around 2:14. You can see most of his vocal talent here in the chorus of the song. Drumming is excellent all the way through and the guitars are true Disturbed style.
4/5

02. Just Stop (3:43)
This is considerably softer than the first song, but not the ballad on the album. It just turns it down a notch. After a really hard, enegertic song, it kinda turns the mood off. Not a bad song, just badly placed. The vocals dont shine so brightly in this one either, but it is a very smooth melody-wise. Nothing really spectacular in this song.
3.5/5

03. Guarded (3:20)
Now we're talking. This kicks into an extremely badass guitar intro and the lyrics kick straight in. The drums are incredible in backing up the fast pacing of the guitars. Dave's vocal talents are definately apparent in this song. It gets a little slower, but definately not soft, around two-and-a-half minutes into it. Definately one of the strongest tracks on the album.
4.5/5

04. Diefy (4:37)
Oh dear. A political song. It opens with the prez talkin about the strength of our country. This is a strong Anti-Bush song. "You're no immortal, I won't let them deify you." Is probably the line that spills the song's guts right there. A slower song than the rest of the album, but it is definately one of the more meaningful one.
3.8/5

05. Stricken (4:04)
What an amazing song. The vocals are unbelievable. From what i've gathered, I believe the song is about still being in love with someone after they left you; "That I am stricken and cant let you go" The guitars are fantastic harmonizing Davids voice. The drums arent the best in this song, but they dont need to be much better, they're that damn good. The bass is incredible, and the song is definately the one that people will buy the album for.
5/5

06. I'm Alive (4:40)
One of the catchiest choruses on the album. Its a good song about being alive and living while you're alive. David is pretty much saying that "while im alive, you wont stand in my way of what i want to do." A solid song with a good chorus. Excellent guitar work, the drums are fantastic, and the bass in the chorus is incredible. A very solid song. Nice placement on the album too.
4/5

07. Sons of Plunder (3:32)
Not my favorite song. Its a rocker all the way, but the same generic sound is getting old. It has a nice feel throughout and the vocals are yet again, fantastic. The song is about how music has gotten past wanting to get your voice out there and more about getting your voice heard. Literally. Its about how people just want to be famous. Great song, just a little too much like the rest.
3.9/5

08. Overburdened (5:57)
The slower song on the track. The "Ballad" if you will. This song is great on so many levels. It begins with a few plucks on the guitar. The bass truely shines in this song. Davids vocals are the best here IMO since stricken. Its about (from gathered info, not confirmed tho) a man who is sent to hell after death and feels he doesnt belong there. "Fate is so unkind." It is my second favorite track on the album and a definate recommendation.
5/5

09. Decadence (3:24)
After the first half of the album and especially after a 5/5, this song seems like a filler. It is in classic disturbed style. Just seems a little poorly done. Not one of my recommendations from this album.
2.5/5

10. Forgiven (4:12)
Begins with David muttering "Forgiven to me" a lot. Then it kicks into the guitar riff (a nice one i may add). Its a pretty good song. Not up to par with "Ten Thousand Fists" and "Stricken", but its still good nonetheless. The main reason i like this song is that the music and vocal mix is very solid. Daves vocals are very nice in this song. Not much else to say.
3.5/5

11. Land of Confusion (4:48)
What a great title for a song so different than the rest of the album. This song is a cover from "Genesis - Land of Confusion". And its a pretty good one. It definately changes the mood of the album. The rest of the album is hard metal and pure energy and then we get to a classic rock sound??? Alright... Still its a good song, a good cover, and a that combo leads to a good rating.
4/5

12. Sacred Life (3:05)
Remember "The Game" and how techno the intro was? Well, this follows in its footsteps. This is a pretty solid song. But like i said, the intro makes you feel like you're playing F-Zero or Wipeout. The rest of the song is pure rock and roll. Excellent vocals and the drum fills are superb. The guitar is something worth mentioning in this song. Fantastic job. One of the highlights of the album and definately the second half of the album, since its been a little shaky."
4/5

13. Pain Redefined (4:06)
Another generic Disturbed song. Yet again, its disturbed so its not a bad song, just a little too much like the rest of them. Its probably about a guy whos girlfriend just left him for no reason and he feels the heartache, hence "Pain Redefined" Nothing spectacular with any of the instruments here. Same with the vocals. Just your average song from a great band.
3/5

14. Avarice (2:54)
Not the best ending to a great album. The vocals are par right along with the instruments. In fact it is a really dissapointing ending to an album. Its a sub-par song. Plain and simple. I cant really think of much else to say. Kinda dissapointed. But this doesnt affect the integrity of the rest of the album.
2.5/5

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[}Recommendations{]

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10,000 Fists
Guarded
Stricken
Overburdened

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Comments:Add a Comment 
Neoteric
September 24th 2005



3243 Comments


Love the format.

But horrible band.

Senor_Whippy
September 24th 2005



367 Comments


My cousin played this to me the other day and it was the biggest load of shite I think i've ever heard.Still good review.This Message Edited On 09.24.05

Hugh Jass
September 24th 2005



92 Comments


I hate Nu-Metal, Heavy Metal is much better.

Senor_Whippy
September 24th 2005



367 Comments


No metal is better than Nu-metal

Storm In A Teacup
September 24th 2005



12687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I listened to the whole album on Rock Music Choice and I must say I'm dissapointed with this most of the songs were boring and seemed all like fillers to me Believe is a lot better than this and The Sickness as well.

Hugh Jass
September 24th 2005



92 Comments


To Senor Whippy- Whatever, I just dislike Nu-Metal Okay?







(git)
This Message Edited On 09.24.05

Damrod
Moderator
September 24th 2005



1093 Comments


Please put band line-up etc information at the end of your review in the future. Besides that, nice work

Storm In A Teacup
September 24th 2005



12687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank god Hugh Jass is gone now well Sabbath I must say this reveiw is better than your friends reveiw.

Sabbath490
September 24th 2005



16 Comments


lol. thank you. and might i add please, if youve heard the album, give it your rating! ok. im done

Storm In A Teacup
September 24th 2005



12687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Done :thumb:

Priestmetal
September 24th 2005



542 Comments


WHAT??? Disturbed songs with solos? Thats something I thought I'd never hear.

canadapantsman
September 25th 2005



236 Comments


i used to like disturbed... when i was in like seventh grade... and theyre ok. but nothing special. and soloing isnt the best sound for them. these nu metal bands should get it that soloing isnt always a good thing, it just makes them look stupider.
if i want to hear an effing solo, i think id better just go listen to some Testament or Unearth.

Kage
September 25th 2005



1173 Comments


From what I've heard of this it sounds pretty awful. Very tasteless and generic. Disturbed had elements to their sound that were really original...but instead of sharpening and homing in on those elements, they decide to jump on the bandwagon and start TRYING to have a more traditional metal sound.

I've lost all interest in Disturbed now.

ocelot-05
September 25th 2005



807 Comments


I think their only album that was OK was The Sickness, and it's been collecting dust on my cd rack for five years now. I haven't heard this album, but I think it will horrible. Nonetheless, cool review. You could have had an introduction, though.

metalhd909
September 28th 2005



19 Comments


loved the review you really described the songs well heard some of the songs from my friend at school i'm goin to buy it right now


Storm In A Teacup
September 29th 2005



12687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They really don't qualify as nu-metal anymore aside from some songs.

Shattered_Future
September 29th 2005



1539 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I had this since July (or so...). I only bothered to listen to it once...

It seems that they aren't really trying anymore. It's just more of the same.

However, 10000 Fists was a decent song...I liked it.

Good review as well...background information would be nice though.

(>dragon~guitarist<)
October 1st 2005



243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Bleh, below mediocre album with solos that aren't exactly the greatest but somewhat fits, but I guess thats what happens when you release a hyped up album that fails miserably (Believe).

I'm Charming
October 1st 2005



332 Comments


Could someone compare this to their older stuff?

Yes or no? Better than the sickness ?

Zaine
October 1st 2005



199 Comments


i got this album the other day. excellent album. not better than the sickness, but imo much better than believe. if you like disturbed, i would get this album. the main difference between this and the earlier stuff is this album lacks diversity, but it does what they do so much, so well. thats all i can think of.



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