Hmmmmm..... Last year June 14 saw the official YouTube and radio station release of Another Way to Die, which quickly climbed to the top. This year June 14 sees Disturbed not writing music anymore for a while... Quite a stark difference.
I'm glad to see the guys get some downtime if they want it, but I've gotta say I'm disheartened by this news. Lately all of my bands have been going through bad shit. Korn is adopting a dubstep sound that is sick, sure, but now they're talking full-on albums of it, and it's meeting so much resistance. Many fans are just telling them to retire already if they wanna write crap. Then there's Slipknot, who aren't going to be writing a new studio album at all... Top that with Corey and Joey's across-the-media bickering that has me so scared that they hate each other and there will be some kind of band feud. Stone Sour is doing well, but they aren't satisfying me alone.
I was glad that Disturbed was standing strong through that and that the next album or at least single would probably get news or a release by my graduation, which is next year. Now I get the news that Disturbed is simply stopping for a while too... I guess there goes all my new music for awhile, unless I open my tastes up to different things, which I am hesitant to do for quite a few reasons.
So yeah, I agree the guys can obviously take a break when they want. Doesn't mean I'll like it. Not only am I scared of the fact that three of my four favorite bands are either out of commission or taking a huge tumble with fans, but specifically with Disturbed, I'm scared of them losing the momentum they've established. 2010 was a huge year for them, being the anniversary of their debut, and getting another #1 album, plus planning Music As A Weapon V (though that was admittedly more 2011 than 2010). That's a lot of shit that went down in a short time and I know that Disturbed has gained a lot of fans and respect over the past year. That could just be in my town/area, but I'm talking a lot of "casuals" being abducted and turned into superfans by Asylum and The Sickness re-print.
Fact is, I don't know what I'm getting at. As long as Disturbed goes on a short tour cycle following this break and before the next album, I think their momentum can reboot pretty easily... I hope. I just don't want them to break their #1 release chain or lose fans because they're forgotten about or something. It can happen, quite easily. And let's face it, I need Disturbed. I don't like to bitch, but life isn't always easy, and it's quite weird how each Disturbed release seems timely for me in different ways, and each usually helps me sort dilemmas in my life. THAT'S why I'm nervous....
Sorry for the long post, friends.