WHAT AN AMAZING ALBUM.
to sum it up, it is Ten Thousand Fists amplified.
songs to listen out for are "The Night", "Haunted", "Torn", and "Facade".
those 4 completely blew me away.
'The Night' just may be their best song they've ever made.
'Haunted' is a very close runner-up as well, showing fabulous progression and could have been THE defining song of this band had it been a tad longer.. in my opinion.
The album shows the maturity of the band and that they've gotten better at creating a song thats rich and full and tells a story, complete with great hooks and guitar solos. They chose a great song to both begin and close out the album. They even had a song fade at the end, which to my knowledge off hand is the first time they've done that.
that being said,
i really wish that they'd expand out into 1 or 2 songs that have a different sound,
whether it be a slower song like "darkness" on the Believe album or an epic song liek "Overburdened" from Ten Thousand Fists...
both showed potential that they could go that route and be successful.
With this album, yes they've matured and it sounds amazing.. but it feels like they've hit a comfort zone with their fanbase and they're playing it safe. I wanna see some risks being taken!
All in all, i'm not disappointed in the slightest. If you're a fan already of Disturbed, go check it out immediately.
My personal nitpicking aside, it's their BEST album to date.