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 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 Indestructible.
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 and at one point segued into their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic The Sound of Silence off their new album Immortalized. Bassist John Moyer and Guitarist Dan Donegan went into Beast Mode as they thrashed around onstage during their following song Inside The Fire, while drummer Mike Wengren pounded 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 what seemed like an eternity for some–a 4 year long hiatus. They have built one of the largest and loyalest fan bases anyone has seen in a long while. As the set went on they played a voluminous amount of hit Disturbed classics, including their cover of Genesis’ Land of Confusion, Stupify, Prayer, The Game, and Inside The Fire.” Followed by 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, 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 DISTURBED, we are DISTURBED, we all are DISTURBED…”
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