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Disturbed Don't Pigeon-hole Themselves As Metal

The Baltimore Sun spoke with Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren about their latest effort 'Ten Thousand Fists', which now sees the Chicago band resisting the heavy-metal tag. "We don't pigeonhole ourselves in metal," Wengren said. "We think our music is more rhythmic. There's a lot that gets attached to metal - the look, the weird vocals that really don't fit our music."

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1. fool writes:

that is got to be the stupidest thing i have ever heard, wat r they then?
well anyway there hardly metal anyway

# Dec 29, 2005 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. suicidal_imbecile writes:

disturbed f***in sukk...mainstream f***in p***y band

# Dec 29, 2005 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. suicidal Mike {pooft} writes:

hahahahahahahahahhaha disturbed sucks d***. f*** disturbed mainstream "non-metal" band

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. killingtime420 writes:

Agreed w/ fool somewhat.
I don't mind Disturbed, although I'm neither an elitist nor a purist.
Take it as it is and shut up .

Mainstream = recognition = money. God Forbid...
*huge shrug* Who gives a rats ass? It beats the hell out of rap, country, pop, etc.

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 1:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Eikel writes:

D1$TURB3D OWNZ 4LL YOUR ASSES :p

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 3:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. fool writes:

I have 2 say though thier first album was very good but believe was a disgrace,
and there third album.....meh who cares, I bet OZZY will regret saying that disturbed were the future of metal LOL

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. {pooft} writes:

yo hows my hommes doin ere i know your all enjoying the new lump of total bull sh** thats called ten thousand fists!!! suicidal_imbecile.well good job f$%^ing your fans in the @$$ david. you might have gained a few mindless drone michael moore clones, but you lost a paying fan. you are a true c$%ksmoker and the only practical thing you could possibly do with ten-thousand fists is flog yourself and your sorry excuse for a fan base. i could not possibly have more malice for a band, or "hate" a cd as much as this one. please david, do us all a favor and crawl back into the primordial pool where you came from, your pathetic propaganda war isn't welcome here.

my rating for all songs by david draiman: minus 10,000 stars
i think i'll spend my 13 dollars on some contraceptive for david's girlfriend/wife/whatever he screws. don't want anymore of this garbage on my radio in the future.

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 4:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XNoMore writes:

and what's up whit this "weird vocals". I can growl as well as any metal vocalist. I don't give a damn about it. What I realy do not enjoi , is som esory a$$ vocalist trying to growl in a sory as way

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 4:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. The High guy writes:

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! their not that bad a'''''hole AKA (pooft) thier acually preetty good but I definatly do not
approve of what they said I mean what the f'''''''ck what the hell where they thinking dam now I need a smoke F'''''''''uck

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 4:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. rising end writes:

rhytmic? doesnt that mean you should play a solo thats real solid on every f***ing song you make? dont feed us this sh** distubed, if you want real musicianship then your bandname should be in flames or nevermore. but that name and "musicianship" of yours just doesnt quite fill the pants of a real metal band does it now. about time you recognized it yourselves.

# Dec 30, 2005 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. old skool thrash writes:

what on earth is this fool talking about lol.
aint even metal anyways. so congratulations!
fag

# Dec 31, 2005 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. LordAgony writes:

DISTURBED F-UCKING BLOWS GOAT BALLS!!!!!!!

I WISH I COULD KILL DAVID DRAIMAN, OR WHATEVER WAY YOU SPELL HIS GAY a$$ NAME!!!!!!!

They would almost be wrost than Korn if they had a wigger bass player...

# Dec 31, 2005 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jereth127 writes:

Jesus guys, lay off them. I don't agree with most the things they say, I just listen to the music. I like their latest album(I know plenty of people who don't and just as many , what I like to call ''people who aren't actually posers'' who do like it). It is quite different from their first album but it's not that bad, it's just not all that metal-ly

# Dec 31, 2005 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. suicidal_imbecile writes:

this band sux as s and i well not give up untill this band is destroyed!!! fuc k disturbed fuc kin fagot band!!!!! david draiman is a fuc kin b****

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Linkin Park Killa writes:

Disturbed f***in sux!!! It's about time they realized it themselves! What a bunch of lame asses.

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 4:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Agony, still found out how to bring up Korn....Pathetic, BTW, its DEREK Draiman...But lets look at this: their frontman said someting stupid by admitting he gets a boner while he's on stage...Should've definitely died with that secret...Now their drummer says something stupid about "not pigeon-holing" the band as metal...Look, they're mainstream f*** metal! People forever try to state their individuality by saying something sh**ty like "I don't believe in labels" which is a good idea, but you can never be truly unique, because there's someone out there who's like you...as its said: "You're UNIQUE, just like EVERYONE ELSE" So all this drummer said was what everyone is saying about themselves as individuals being individual...But at the same time, you have to have labels in the first place...when a guy kills another guy in cold blood, that makes him what ppl? A murderer...You labeled him a MURDERER, because he killed a man for no good reason...And that is appropriate...but at the same time, just because you wear black, etc. it makes you automatically what? a GOTH...see, thats where people get stupid with labels...Look, I wear all black and sh**, but I'm not a goth...Goths are just emos that are more cynical, and wear all black In My Opinion...but keep labels where they're appropriate...And when you're a group that plays music, you're a BAND. When you play in a certain style, with lyrics of a certain orientation like that which we at MetalUnderground enjoy, you're a METAL BAND. END OF f***ING STORY! I swear Mike Wengren is a DUMBASS for that remark...and thats no label....

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 7:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. funny writes:

I saw these guys at Ozzfest a few years ago and I got a kick out of how the frontman was going "I love the feelings that only heavy metal can bring!" calling all metalheads "My family! My BLOOD!".. HAHA Dimebag even got up and jammed with them, too bad he's not alive to kick their ass.

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. fouldeathrat writes:

this is stupid. i also went to ozzfest when they were on it and the guy was making a huge deal out of how great metal was and how disturbed is metal wah wah wah. now they say they're not? what the hell...

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. LordAgony writes:

Disturbed Don't Pigeon-hole Themselves As Metal....

Thats funny...

I don't pigeon-hole myself as a fan of Distrubed...

THEY SUCK BALLS, THE END....

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. LordAgony writes:

Jesus Christ, its almost as if Korns sucking is being diminished by this a-ssholes idiotic quote:

We think our music is more rhythmic. There's a lot that gets attached to metal - the look, the weird vocals that really don't fit our music."....

RHYTHMIC B-ULLsh**?

You might ask yourself, as usual, why i feel the need to call nu-metal bands like this "False metal" when they claim not to be metal? Like Korn AKA Krap for example?

BECAUSE THEY SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS GODDAMN WEBSITE DUMBASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR MUSIC SUCKS BALLS, I REPEAT....

YOUR F-UCKING MUSIC SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So says Lord Agony........

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Azazel_Begotten writes:

All this rage coming from a guy that can't get "special" attention anyway...LordAgony, burning you is fun, almost as fun as feeding from my donors...But sucking balls is something you can only dream someone would do to you Agony...Enough said...You're still pathetic for bringing up Korn in a thread that has nothing to do with them...If all you're gonna do is bash Korn, keep the Korn-hating for Korn threads, and Specific Korn-Hating sites...At least Korn is original...unlike you with your failed attempts in witty insults...

so says Azazel_Begotten, not ov human race. Honour the divine visions ov victorious son. Open wide your glimmering eyes. Bathe in divinity ov loneliness. Empowered in self-creation, shine inward. Shemyaza the profoundest one. Spread thy wings, the desolate one. Thy disease untamed within the sinister self! O Mighty Watcher. Thou art all and all art in thee. Free me from morals, intoxicate with thy self-love. O Mighty Sentinel. Thou art the conscious one. Break the monotony ov existence, that I may Illuminate. Beyond all cowardness, hast thou no fear? Spit out the blasphemy, Strive unto sin. Seduce thyself, O Mighty Seer. The ancient voyager, blind me with light. The sleepless ones, in aimless wandering. Thou must first fall, to reign in blasphemy.

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. psythe writes:

hey, since when was n00b-metal ACTUALLY metal anyway? it's just RnB with a riff or two every minute.

i think the ONE good thing about this band, and other n00b-metal outfits (ie slipknot, korn, linkin park, etc) is that they pave the way for the n00bs to get into real metal. any way we can decrease the world's teeny-bopper yuppie population is a benefit to us all.

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23. Azazel_Begotten writes:

"any way we can decrease the world's teeny-bopper yuppie population is a benefit to us all."

good point psythe

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24. BLACKDOG writes:

TOTAL AGREEMENT HERE !!!

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. BLACKDOG writes:

If I have to spend another 15 minutes of my life trying to explaine to another NEWBIE why I do not like LP.I'm gonna SCREAM LIKE A f***ING BANSHEE AS A b**** SLAP THEM INTO THE NEXT MONTH !!!!!!!

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. BLACKDOG writes:

WHOOPSIE I MEANT AS I b**** SLAP THEM INTO NEXT MONTH !!!

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Azazel_Begotten writes:

BLACKDOG!!! HAHAHAHAHA THATS AWESOME!!

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28. Azazel_Begotten writes:

LP is to easy to learn....same songs over and over....even the same POWER CHORDS!!!

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. REGRET writes:

FAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Phil writes:

I'm glad they say wat the f*** they want to say, because when it comes down to it... they can!! And about David Draiman saying he gets a boner on stage, I think thats one of the funniest things I ever heard, and I applaud his honesty. If he said something normal like "I love the fans and love being on stage" you guys would still get on his a$$ for being boring or unoriginal... DAMNED IF YOU DO, DAMNED IF YOU DON'T.... BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS DISTURBED IS HERE TO STAY. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

BTW I'VE SEEN THEM 2 TIMES SINCE OCTOBER AND THE NEW sh** HITS f***ING HARD!!... ITS SURPRISING HOW HEAVY THE BASS AND DRUMS SOUND LIVE, THEY WERE BETTER THAN CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, WHO WERE AWSOME AS WELL.

# Jan 4, 2006 @ 12:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. PHIL writes:

BY THE WAY, THEY ARE METAL... THATS IT.... JUST METAL. NO NU-METAL, RAP METAL, DEATH METAL, NO f***ING TAGS.... JUST METAL. DUNNO WAT THE DRUMMER MEANT BY THIS, BUT DAVID DRAIMAN ALWAYS CLAIMS TO BE METAL, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

# Jan 4, 2006 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. poser writes:

phil, i have news for you retard they suck and their not metal so you can take that coment and shove in the Pigeon-hole you come from fag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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33. will writes:

disturbed sucks phil your an stupid u dont know music

# Jan 4, 2006 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. POSER writes:

AWWWW

Phil IS A FAG. HEY PHIL WHATS WITH THAT F STAR STAR STAR. THIS BAND S*CKS. HOT TOPIC IS GAY!! ALSO F*CK DISTURBED.

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35. Shmotz101 writes:

well this band don't really suck. but I agree Hot Topic is gay. anyways disturbed is hard-rock with nu-metal sorta sound. The Sickness was a pretty good album, sounded like nu-metal/Metal but the album believe was crappy/sh**ty and Ten Thousand fists was Rock/Hard-rock .

# Jan 5, 2006 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. psythe writes:

the actual MUSIC was better on The Sickness than Believe, but the vocals were the other way around. and Ten Thousand Fists had the worst of each. So instead of one kickass album, one okay album and one utterly crap album, they've got two okay albums and an utterly crap album. good work, guys.

as for the erection incident - whatever.

# Jan 5, 2006 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. brokenwings13 writes:

Jesus H. Christ!! Like the band for what they are not what they're not.

That's the music they play and write, if that's what they want to do. Let them do it, don't sit back and b**** about it. I personally, like their music, not because of politics, but just because I like the way it sounds, and I thought that's the point in liking a song.

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38. Azazel_Begotten writes:

I leave this news thread to itself, and alll the idiocy when I come back!!!
ALL OF YOU! Get better grammar, and I mean user better words (If this doesn't apply to you then don't worry about it)!

Phil, about Disturbed...they're Metal...They're just trying to be original, but they're still Metal, Wengren is just being stupid...
EVERYONE HERE THAT HATES DISTURBED....They're metal, not good metal, but metal

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39. FAG FEST writes:

http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/kornhaters/

# Jan 6, 2006 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. FESTering writes:

KORN

YOUR MUSIC SUCKS BALLS, I REPEAT....

YOUR F-UCKING MUSIC SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 6, 2006 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Not a fan of festERING writes:

^^^^^^^^^^You are a complete and when i say complete i mean complete loser!!!!!!^^^^^^^^^^

# Jan 6, 2006 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. MUSIC SUCKS BALLS writes:

I REPEAT...."COMPLETE" THREE TIMES SO YOUR A THA LOSSER
^^^^^^^^^^

# Jan 7, 2006 @ 3:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Azazel_Begotten writes:

THIS ISN'T EVEN A KORN THREAD! What the f***?!

# Jan 7, 2006 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Crimson Tears writes:

Azazel.. Had fun reading those very creative remarks by you. My opinion is that Disturbed kicks f*** ing as*. If you don't like them then simply stop listening to them. Why would you spend time making rude and unescesarry remarks on a band? LEAVE THEM THE F*** ALONE!!! Let them do whatever they want. We all have diferent opinions but why go and make fun of something?? BOTTOM LINE!! DONT LIKE IT....DONT LISTEN TO IT!!! NO POINT IN WASTING YOUR DAY MAKING FUN OF IT!!! (yes i realize this is an old thread...but f*** it maybe someone will respond)

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