Asylum - Disturbed
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  • Summary: Chicago's hard rock arena-headliners return with another album of heavy metal hits that recall early Metallica and Iron Maiden while maintaining their trademark dark sound.
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  1. What really sets Disturbed apart from other 21st century metal acts is their ability to consistently re-package and resell their sound in a way that avoids redundancy.
  2. There are enough brains and brawn to make this an "Asylum" any head-banger would be crazy to avoid.
  3. Asylum is undoubtedly one of the strongest albums in Disturbed's storied career.
  4. Asylum won't set the world alight, but it's certainly not monotonous enough to send anyone to the madhouse.
  5. Global warming! Nazis! Werewolves! Disturbed pack their fifth disc Asylum with so much scary stuff it should come with a night-light.
  6. If you never liked them, this album probably won't change your mind. But, for anyone already "down with the sickness" Asylum is quite possibly their best record to date. [21 Aug 2010, p.50]
  7. Early metal bands drew inspiration from the netherworld, but on the fifth album from Chicago hard-rock band Disturbed, all the demons live within.
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  1. Oct 7, 2010
    10
    The best disturbed album to date, creating fresh and imaginative songs while sticking to their own formula using brilliant vocals and great guitar play. Asylum makes Disturbed one of the best rock bands out there and one of the finest rock albums released this year. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    outstanding a great album recommended for any disturbed fan and a must have for any heavy metal fan there is a lot of variety between heavy and alternative metal Expand
  3. DME
    Jun 20, 2012
    10
    A fantastic hard rock album with only 1 weak track, and even that is still listenable.
  4. Aug 31, 2010
    9
    I got this album as soon as it came out. I was not disapointed in it. The only one song I felt wasn't strong but the others were awesome. You will not be disapointed if you get it. It is a must for any Disturbed fans and a good bet to get for Non-Disturbed fans who love rock and metal. Expand
  5. May 8, 2011
    8
    Just Disturbed doing what they do best, as usual. Nothing much new here compared to all their other albums and it suffers the same lack of diversity throughout but still a very good album. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2012
    7
    Disturbed has always been better than the usual screamo-metal rubbish. They ignore screamo but make rememberable and headbang-choruses. That's what I expect from a heavy metal album, so in this respect they made everything right. Although 5 of the 13 songs are only mean, it's a pretty good album! Expand
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    4
    it was ok the only songs i even liked in this album were another way to die, and the animal

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