I have to admit, this video gives me some doubts. I dunno, after Ten Thousand Fists, I was really looking forward to the future of Disturbed. David said this was going to be a lot "ballsier" and channel some of the stuff goin' on in his life into this. Dan was really improving as a guitarist, even throwing some solos in; I still love playing Stricken on Guitar Hero. The songs I've heard so far, along with this video, don't seem to reflect that. It seems to be instead backtracking into a more mainstream, pop influenced sound. The songs seem less energetic, less powerful, and with the exception of "Perfect Insanity," I haven't heard any noteworthy guitar parts. I know that a couple songs and a few clips don't speak for an entire album, but if this is what Disturbed, who are producing themselves this time around, is putting out, then I'm worried. Self-production means at least an added degree of independnce, so why does this, especially this video, smack of a record company's dream?
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