1 Disturbed forge brooding metal on Fri 01 Apr 2011, 07:22
Chicago group Disturbed seemed to come off a bit more edgy and that intensity definitely resulted in a rowdier reception. Led by singer David Draiman, Disturbed's set sounded like one long, relentless, angst-riddled nu metal tune supported with a large video screen behind them as they opened with the instrumental Remnants before the punishing Asylum.
Far more talkative than Davis, Draiman had the crowd pumping their fists for Ten Thousand Fists, clapping to The Game and the slightly tamer Prayer as mosh pits formed on the floor. Disturbed also rarely stopped between songs during the almost rap-rock feel of Liberate and the band's newest big hit Another Way To Die.
But even Disturbed's set had its own brand of comedy, albeit from a devoted fan. After performing Indestructible, Draiman asked the fan if he could show his homemade poster to the audience. Sadly the fan spelled the band's name "Diturbed" which cracked Draiman up. "S--- man, Hooked On Phonics for you," he quipped before returning it to him.
Regardless, Disturbed seemed to be letter perfect most of the 13-song set whether on the urgent set closer Down With The Sickness, Stupify or Inside The Fire which deals with the topic of suicide.
Fortunately the band also took the rather novel approach of playing their songs from beginning to end they way fans were familiar with.