Disturbed
Immortalized


3.0
good

Review

by Irving Tan STAFF
August 16th, 2015 | 239 replies


Release Date: 08/21/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah?

With Immortalized, Disturbed return from their self-imposed hiatus with a looser and more organic sound that probably constitutes their largest stylistic shift since 2002’s Believe. This in itself is fairly remarkable, for over the years the American outfit has earned the rather unsavory reputation of often favoring reliability over ambition. Immortalized was recorded in Las Vegas under the purview of Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), and his hand in Disturbed’s reorientation is particularly evident early on in the form of straightforward rockers like "The Vengeful One" and "Open Your Eyes", which power along at a satisfying, bone-crunching pace. While the album also has its fair share of bona fide, looks-like-we-just-broke-the-bottom-of-the-barrel moments ("Fire It Up" instantly comes to mind here), Disturbed manage to do just enough to keep metal purists from dispensing with them completely. Dan Donegan, for instance, remains a powerhouse on the guitar, and while meaty solos a la “Inside the Fire” and “The Night” are nowhere to be found, his uncanny ability to lock the rest of his band into a hard-hitting groove often proves to be the difference between success and failure. Elsewhere, David Draiman also puts in a solid shift, with his remarkably listenable cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” proving to be one of the album’s highlights. The band’s decision to try out some of Churko’s new production elements also pays unexpected dividends, with songs like the surprisingly danceable “You’re Mine” and the atmospheric “The Light" balancing out some of Immortalized’s more ill-advised attempts at experimentation (“Save Our Last Goodbye”, for one, is a horrible, overproduced mess). Each of Disturbed’s previous albums managed to move over a million units each, and based on the quality of some of the material on offer, chances are there are many who will choose to get down with the sickness again this summer.




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Irving
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2015


7503 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The full album can be streamed here:

http://www.deezer.com/album/11020874



But for a shortcut to the laughs, go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jct3HKRYU2A

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2015


24588 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I'm sure I'll hate this. Nice review.



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Aerisavion
August 16th 2015


797 Comments


Shame Dan Donegan doesn't solo much here. Inside the Fire, Stricken and The Night are fantastic.
Good review though

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Tunaboy45
August 16th 2015


15496 Comments


Fire it up, smoke week everyday, keep it real and watch out for the government.

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Irving
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2015


7503 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Perfect review to describe an album like this, but nobody has answered my question; does it have wah-ah-ahs?!!?



Sadly there are none to be found. Guess I should have rated this album a 1/5 based on that alone.

adr
August 16th 2015


11681 Comments


i need an Insurrection soundoff to know if this is awful

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
August 16th 2015


24391 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

you have all the information you need now

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
August 16th 2015


13070 Comments


insurrection could you copy and paste half of this review into one of your reviews so that way i can understand it thanks

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adr
August 16th 2015


11681 Comments


that's very helpful thanks

Nimb49
August 16th 2015


1818 Comments


Insurrection, I have a question regarding your soundoff. You state that the space-time singularity dichotomy is actually a social construct. How can you back up such a ludicrous statement without simultaneously jeopardising your allegiance to the universally accepted string theory? In short what I'm asking is, is this album beatdown?

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
August 16th 2015


24391 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the answer is yes

Nimb49
August 16th 2015


1818 Comments


Thank you.

adr
August 16th 2015


11681 Comments


i learned two new english words today thanks nimb

Nimb49
August 16th 2015


1818 Comments


I do what I can. :]

Asiatic667
August 16th 2015


4651 Comments


Oh God, Fire it up is horrid

Tunaboy45
August 16th 2015


15496 Comments


Massive disappointment, I was hoping for a Snoop Dogg feature.

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2015


8408 Comments


word for word my exact thoughts on this album

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Toondude10
August 16th 2015


11308 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I knew you were going to review this Irving. Now I feel like my review was all in vain.



Great read anyways, love the summary.

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miketunneyiscool123
August 16th 2015


5518 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Disturbed is the worst "Victim Of Changes' if you know what I mean! XD

Sabrutin
August 16th 2015


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I kind of like The Light but this album is empty.



Asylum >

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