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    Posted: 01 Apr 2016 at 9:38pm
I thought this song should have its own thread.  It's just that good.  Besides, it'd get lost in one of the other music threads.  The Sound of Silence by Disturbed.
 
Disturbed is a metal band, but there's little metal here.  I think the "metal" would be in the singer's powerful voice.
 
Listen to the whole thing.
 
 
 
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I wouldn't have expected you to have listened to anything by Disturbed, Thor. This was great! I used to be a big fan of them, then I just kind of stopped listening to music altogether. Thanks for starting this thread and getting me to listen to music again. I will say that this is totally different from what they normally do, and I'm impressed. It actually gave me chills... I think maybe we need more threads like this... It was getting kind of stale and quiet around here.
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All I ever knew of Disturbed prior to this was the Richard Cheese lounge version of Down with the Sickness.
 
I'm not a fan of much metal.  At my age, I don't like the assault so much.  Still, I like some of the stuff I liked in the past.  Black Sabbath's first 5 albums, Deep Purple, Ministry, a little bit of Motorhead, some Metallica songs, and some more.  The late 70s and early 80s for me were more about the punk rock.  Even much of that's too assaultive for me these days.
 
I love this cover.  The singer's voice is great.
 
 
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Powerful voice.Thumbs Up  How'd you happen upon it Thor?
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That was great.  Didn't think Disturbed could pull off a track like that (I'm a casual fan at best and thus wouldn't be familiar with any of their "softer" songs, if any exist).  I've always been surprised by how much I like David Draiman's vocals.
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Powerful voice.Thumbs Up  How'd you happen upon it Thor?
 
My bro saw it on Facebook.
 
 
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That was great.  Didn't think Disturbed could pull off a track like that (I'm a casual fan at best and thus wouldn't be familiar with any of their "softer" songs, if any exist).  I've always been surprised by how much I like David Draiman's vocals.
 
It helps that it's a song I know.  Another one like that is Volbeat's version of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.
 
The Disturbed guy looks to be middle-aged.  At some point, with a voice like that, he would do well to reinvent himself before he finds himself 50 or 60 still growling out that Satan stuff.  Stuff like this S+G cover proves an artist can grow without turning soft.
 
Not metal obviously, but even Tom Jones is doing some interesting stuff these days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 before he finds himself 50 or 60 still growling out that Satan stuff.


Satan stuff? Lol, there's nothing Satanic about Disturbed. A lot of their lyrics are, well, actually kinda basic "get you pumped up" type stuff, though they sometimes throw their hat into the socio-political ring(the anti-racism message of "Who Taught You How to Hate", the anti-Bush/Iraq war themes of "Sacred Lie") as well. Sound of Silence is definitely not what you'd expect from Disturbed(they've also covered Land of Confusion by Genesis, but it's still very much a metal cover), but very well done.

As a diehard metal fan, I can say Disturbed won't ever rank among my favorite bands, but they're enjoyable and I'll usually take notice when they release a new album. I'll also mention that veteran metal bands are still going strong. In the thrash scene, bands like Overkill(first album released in 1984), Death Angel(1987), and Artillery(1985) are responsible for some of the best thrash released in the past few years, so nothing wrong with Draiman doing metal at 50 or 60.
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I dunno.  When they incorporate that bloody throat style of singing, it all sounds Satanic to me.  However, Ministry kind of did that in their song Flashback (which I like).
I guess you'd have to have been a certain age when you first heard it, to appreciate it.  I was in my mid-30s when I first heard that.  Mighta been too old.  I kinda liked it at first, but then I started hearing too much of it in metal.  Like I said, hardcore metal and punk began to make me feel like I was being assaulted.  It almost makes me nervous.  I've got enough anxiety.  LOL
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I dunno.  When they incorporate that bloody throat style of singing, it all sounds Satanic to me. 


Disturbed doesn't incorporate that style of singing though. Death metal and black metal(which is sometimes Satanic) use it almost exclusively, metalcore splits between the really harsh and clean singing, some thrash gets pretty close at times, but Disturbed doesn't go for the harsh vocals. Sure, they're not the super clean style, but there's a big difference between this:


and this:


I'm a big fan of both songs(I don't necessarily expect you to listen to them, just enough to hear the vocals), and enjoy both vocal styles. Of course, I also enjoy metal with very clean singing, too, such as this(with one of my favorite singers in metal):


and for female singers, the incredibly powerful voice of Floor Jansen(seen her live twice, she is absolutely stunning):


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Interesting...Homey don't do 'Metal' and really doesn't like people covering other's big hits, but that boy's got him some lungs, there. Thanks.
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Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I dunno.  When they incorporate that bloody throat style of singing, it all sounds Satanic to me. 


Disturbed doesn't incorporate that style of singing though. Death metal and black metal(which is sometimes Satanic) use it almost exclusively, metalcore splits between the really harsh and clean singing, some thrash gets pretty close at times, but Disturbed doesn't go for the harsh vocals. Sure, they're not the super clean style, but there's a big difference between this:


 
Yeah, some guy at work today enlightened me to what they sound like.  Still, it's too much for me.  I'm just too old for it, maybe.  Still, I couldn't dispute the musical and vocal chops of some of the metal bands.
 
 
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Interesting...Homey don't do 'Metal' and really doesn't like people covering other's big hits, but the boy's got him some lungs, there. Thanks.
 
Nothing'll draw me into listening to an artist like a good cover.  I'll hear their cover version of a song I like and think maybe I should give their other stuff a listen.  It works sometimes.
 
I never understood when some artist tries to actually replicate another song, adding little of themselves.  Quiet Riot really added nothing to Slade's Cum On Feel the Noize except better production.
 
That said, I'm going to see Brit Floyd next month.  What the hell.  I hear they do a great job.  LOL
 
 
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Damn good song, damn good music, damn good cover.

Puts the original to shame!
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