Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
Thrust into the wider public consciousness by their sublime cover of ‘Sound of Silence’, Disturbed have well and truly broken down barriers, the old naked aggression of ‘Down with the Sickness’ directed in a more heartrending method.
The band have always been about genuine heart, raw emotions and soul deep honesty, their ability to connect a cornerstone of who and what they are and this new opus pulls that into sharp focus.
With its magisterial pace slowly building to something tumultuous, David Draiman and Co bring lush layers of colour, the sublime vocals of Heart’s Ann Wilson taking over the second verse and elevating it even more.
Given that you have two of the finest voices in rock here, the whole is nothing less than phenomenal, the driving rhythms of Mike Wengren and John Moyer alongside a scorching solo by Dan Donegan adding up to something that sears and lifts in equal measure.
A collaboration that could have only been designed by the Gods of Rock, ‘Don’t Tell Me’ is already in the running for one of the finest things you’ll hear this year or any other. Truly incredible.
Listen to “Don’t Tell Me (ft. Ann Wilson)”: https://disturbed.lnk.to/DontTellMeAY
New album Divisive out now: https://disturbed.lnk.to/DivisiveAY
See Disturbed live: https://Disturbed.lnk.to/tourdatesAY
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