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Ten Thousand Fists
     

Ten Thousand Fists

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by Disturbed
 

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It started in 2000 with "Down with the Sickness." Disturbed's thick, rhythmic take on alt-metal was perfect music for stalking bloody zombies, and vocalist David Draiman's jaw-snapping Pavlovian grunts made the trigger fingers of first-person shooters itch. There were threads of other groups in the sound -- Pantera's

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It started in 2000 with "Down with the Sickness." Disturbed's thick, rhythmic take on alt-metal was perfect music for stalking bloody zombies, and vocalist David Draiman's jaw-snapping Pavlovian grunts made the trigger fingers of first-person shooters itch. There were threads of other groups in the sound -- Pantera's wrenching power, Slipknot, the ill-lighted parlor games of Tool -- but Disturbed held their own from the start. If 2002's Believe downplayed Draiman's guttural responses a little, that tact's long gone for 2005's Ten Thousand Fists. From Todd McFarlane's evocative wronged misfits artwork -- Suicide Girls stand fists upraised next to ghoulish fiends and disenfranchised truckers -- to the rousing staccato of the title track and the "Sickness" rewrite "Stricken," Disturbed solidify their stance as the black knights of gaming-console rock. Creepy electronics slither behind Dan Donegan's guitar, and he mostly forsakes soloing to concentrate on the visceral groove. When he's not hacking like a chained-up pit bull, Draiman emotes from the valley of reverb (that's next to the valley of death), and his moments of epic roar make the songs' choppier parts more effective. Now, "Overburdened" takes the epic stuff a little too far. Draiman starts off the song in narration, muttering "Fate is so unkind" like a monster who's been given the power to feel. But even in its swirling pretentiousness, you can't deny his intensity. Luckily the majority of Fists sticks to mid-tempo punishers that pound back anger-gritted teeth and no anesthesia. (Remember, Disturbed's tours are underwritten by Jägermeister, the black licorice firewater that punches Saturday night in the face.) "Deify" rails against blind devotion to political leaders and "Sons of Plunder" stalks at a faster, more aggressive faster heart rate, while "Decadence" and "Sacred Lie" drop into the rhythmic grip that by mid- to late album is almost comfortable in its gloomy thump. (Disturbed's ill-advised cover of Genesis' "Land of Confusion"? No comment.) Ten Thousand Fists does start to sound the same after a while. But those bloody zombies aren't going to stop pouring though the doorway, so it's a good thing it has at least 12 burly alt-metal rockers. Fire!

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Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624943327
catalogNumber:
49433
Rank:
19751

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Ten Thousand Fists 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, after three years of waiting, disturbed has released there new album "Ten Thousand Fists." Driven to take their hard rock sound to new heights they have created an albumthe seems to fuse the darkness of the sickness with the added melodic nature and complexity of Believe. It is not in stores everywhere and recently added to itunes. Its most powerful and well spoken song is track one, Ten Thousand Fists. Its other songs including just stop, guarded, deify, stricken, i'm alive, sons of plunder, overburdened, decadence, forgiven, land of confusion, sacred life, pain redefined, and avarice, it has already made the top album on itunes. This album rocks and i recoment getting it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ten Thousand Fists is so great it's unbeliveable. lol. Seriously, this new offering blends in elements of The Sickness and Believe very well. GET THIS ALBUM!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am by no means a music critic...but I know what I like, and what moves me...and I love Disturbed!! Their new cd "10,000 Fists" is just simply AMAZING...the lyrics are heart felt and relevant, the music is pounding, and the guitar solos are incredible..Disturbed are no "Sons of Plunder". Get the new cd TODAY...you will love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I'm very happy with this new release. I'm a huge fan of "The Sickness"...and was a little disappointed with "Believe". This album takes care of the disappointment. It's a great effort by one of the best bands currently on the music scene. And I couldn't believe that Disturbed did a remake of a Phil Collins' song (I'd rather jam a sharp object into my ears and rupture my eardrums than listen to Phil Collins)...but I actually like it (the remake, that is). Amazing. Anyway, buy the CD -- if you love David Draiman's "aahh - aahh" effects as much as I do, you'll be listening to this disc quite a bit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This really is a great album. I don't know what that guy who wrote the all-music guide was talking about. That other kid who said David Draiman couldn't sing is definitely wrong. Every song on this album is great and if u like any of Disturbed's other CD's you wont b disappointed by this. YOu might be disappointed by that all-music guide review though that was pretty bad. Seriously you should buy this its awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
Disturbed's third and best cd, ten thousand fists, opens with the blistering title track then moves on to 13 more great tracks including the melodic "sons of plunder", the great cover of Genesis's "Land of confusion" and the power metally "Pain redefined". this Cd is awesome from start to finish and i highly recomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you can only afford one cd this year, make this one it. this cd has something for everyone. from the anthems like ten thousand fists, to the cynical deify, to the frantic, restless, defiant i'm alive, to the hopeless overburdened, to the already released hits guarded and stricken you will have a hard time picking a favorite song. this cd debuted at number one for a very good reason. you can't go wrong with this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ten Thousand Fists is a musical masterpiece. it brings the vicious intensity of the 'Sickness' together with the complex intelligence of 'Believe'. The message to stop conforming to popular hysteria and propaganda is an all too nescesary message in this day and age. so if you enjoy metal with an IQ well above that of Pop Music(or brittany spears), Buy this album. now. right now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked their first two albums really well. TTF is good but to me is not as well as the first two. They are still putting out good music so I think that if their is a fourth album it well at least be good but hopefully it well be as good as their first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ten Thousand Fists does indeed bring back the Sickness into the music, but comparing to Believe and the The Sickness itself, TTF does not really blow them away. The Sickness still remains the best by Disturbed, and Believe really comes close to that. It's not that i didn't love TTF, but the whole liberal point of view on some songs (Deify) does make things seem a bit sour, and also, at some points, i do wish that they would make another Sickness CD, just because that's the stuff that really gets everyone pumped up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard this music on a local radio station, and I thought it was pretty bad. I mean, the lyrics and the instrumental parts are good, but his voice just sounds like he's on drugs, which he most likely is. Maybe he just screams too much for me, but I just don't like it. If someone else sang theses songs, I think it actually might be worth 5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is clear that Disturbed has spent much time writing Ten Thousand Fists and it was well worth the wait. The lyrics are absolutely amazing, especially in songs like Sons of Plunder where David (vocals) belts out "It's like the plague from below/Killing all that I know/One hundred voices, the same/Drench their sorrow in flame" This song describes the monotonous repition of sound amongst new bands. Dan (guitarist) finally lets his true talent show with solos on six songs. Mike's (drummer) skills on the drums have definitely improved and he lets it show on every song. John (bassist) is clearly a good replacement for Fuzz. Dave's vocal improvement is easily noticed from the first to the last song on Ten Thousand Fists. Ten Thousand Fists portrays the themes of unity, power, and war. Although anti-war Disturbed does talk about it in some songs and they let the fans know that they support the troops, but not the war. Ten Thousand Fists is a must own for all Disturbed fan. Even if you have never heard of Disturbed, BUY TEN THOUSAND FISTS. From the time Dave belts out the first note of the cd to the last, you will have a smile on ur face. Ten Thousand Fists is a great album and I am sure you will not be disapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
“United in Anger” does sum up the feel of Disturbeds latest CD. From the moment you hear the first song "Ten Thousand Fists" to the last mind-bending song "Avarice" one thing is clear, Disturbed is back with a vengeance. In between you have the in your face “Deify” and “Decadence” along with the cover song “Land of Confusion” that just kicks you right in the gut leaving you wanting to hear more. Once you have completely listened to the CD, you come to realize that you have just experienced the best & loudest head-banging ride of your life. The rawness of David Draiman's Vocals matched by the massive guitar riffs of Dan Donegan, the driving beats of drummer Mike Wengren and complimented by John Moyer on bass make Disturbed an unstoppable force not to be reckoned with and righteously so. “Ten Thousand Fists” is a must have for anyone whom has ever cranked up the volume and let go of every feeling/emotion that will leave you breathless. Two Fists up in the air for Disturbed!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
disturbed did it once twice and third times a charm. first two albums were great but this third one is a melodic genius' mix of the first two. very outstanding
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs in this one are really good and the lyrics in this cd are awesome but it just can't beat out their Believe cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got Believe and The Sickness, and found that I enjoyed Believe more than the latter. But now, Ten Thousand Fists definitely matches Believe pace for pace. The songs all have great guitars, especially 'Guarded' and 'Stricken'. But the best preformances are some of the choruses from the songs. Overall, this one beats The Sickness, and comes very close to beating Believe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have reallllly enjoyed this CD! It's a logical evolution from the previous 2 CDs (Sickness and Believe). It's intelligently political... and "hard-driving." It almost seems as if it had been written specifically for me! Especially "I'm Alive" which promotes individuality. "To change myself, I'd rather die...." Yup, I agree... I gotta be me (and so do the members of Disturbed!) I absolutely LOVE this CD (as well as the other Disturbed CDs). I recommend it to everyone who likes metal & hard rock music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 52 years old and have been a Hard Rock fanatic since I was 15. Ten Thousand Fists is by far the best I have ever heard. Disturbed is truly is a league of their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever sence I herd my first Disturbed song "Stricken" I was hooked! They are my favorit band ever. I have a lot of band I like and I have lots of bands that i love for a week or two. But I have liked disturbed for over 2 years now and have all there cds and they ROCK!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The review about David Draiman being on drugs..... no. but anyway a very good cd, their best yet in my opinion. A good mix of the first two cd's. combining the raw darkness of the first and the melodic fury of the second. Cant wait for their fourth release.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BEST ALBUM I HAVE EVER GOT! 100% Worth it. This Album has well thought out songs, great beat for studying, driving or banging your head. IT ROCKS!
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