• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2010
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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 won't set the world alight, but it's certainly not monotonous enough to send anyone to the madhouse.
  4. Asylum is undoubtedly one of the strongest albums in Disturbed's storied career.
  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.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 1, 2010
    7
    Disturbed is my favorite band of all time. I picked this album up day 1 and was looking really forward to it, but was skeptical becauseDisturbed is my favorite band of all time. I picked this album up day 1 and was looking really forward to it, but was skeptical because "another way to die" is not their best work by a long shot. The album is better than I expected but out of their 5 studio albums, I rate this one 4 out of 5. This album is not bad in any way, just not as memorable as others. All opinions are different so I'll show my order of favorite albums.
    1. The Sickness, 2. Indestructible, 3. 10,000 Fists, 4. Asylum, 5. Believe.
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  2. Mar 22, 2015
    9
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  3. 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'sDisturbed 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! Full Review »