March 12, 2016 Seattle, WA - Fresh off their new album “Immortalized,” Disturbed came to the rainy city with their supporting act “Nonpoint.” As a packed Showbox Market waited for the four piece quartet to hit the stage you could feel the excitement in the venue as the audience started to scramble in unison. When Disturbed came on and started with their hit song “Ten Thousand Fists” the place just seemed to explode as mosh pits formed and the crowd surfers took the air. There wasn’t much time during the show when the audience stood still as the band went through songs from their new album “Immortalized,” as well as four of their previous album’s “The Sickness,” “Believe,” Ten Thousand Fists,” and “Indestructable.”
About every three to four songs they would break for a minute or two, during which time vocalist David Draiman would address some of the issues going on in the world today within following a hit cover song by Simon & Garfunkel titled “The Sound of Silence” off their new album “Immortalized.” Bassist John Moyer and Guitarist Dan Donegan got into character as they thrashed around onstage during their following song “Inside The fire” while drummer Mike Wengren pounded ever so fiercely on his new Pearl Sic Skins drum kit and rack system.
This Chicago based band which formed in 1997 released their latest studio album in 2015 after which seemed to feel like an eternity for some, a 4 year long hiatus. They have built one of the biggest fan bases anyone has seen in a long while. Now with their latest offering, surely they have brought something to the people and their fans some meaning and true feelings to what’s behind their music.
As the set went on they played a voluminous amount of hit Disturbed classics, including their cover of the Phil Collins band, Genesis’ “Land of Confusion,” “Stupify,” “Prayer,” “The Game,” and “Inside the Fire.” In following Disturbed played about an eleven minute-four song medley that consisted of Nine Inch Nails “Closer,” U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” and a crowd favorite of the evening, Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of,”
Soon after ears were quickly at ease when the audience heard the unmistakable drumbeat to the biggest hit that kicked off Disturbed’s career known as “Down with the Sickness.” For the final song of the evening followed by the primal yell of OH WA WA WA AH. It seemed as though everyone felt absolutely complete with how their performance went. They left the stage with the closing as they have done in the past, asking the crowd to chant it with them. “We are DISTURED, we are DISTURBED, we all are DISTURED…”