David Draiman: “Disturbed Almost Can’t Be Defined Anymore”


Though it seems there’s many of you here who would argue with him, Disturbed frontman David Draiman feels that the band’s music evolved to a point where it has nearly escaped definition. He told Excess Baggage in the below interview conducted around the band’s ‘Knotfest Mexico performance last month:

“That’s the wonderful thing about where we’ve come to at this point in our career is that Disturbed almost can’t be defined anymore. Once you have a track like ‘The Sound Of Silence‘ come out, and for it to be so stylistically different from what people normally accept from you, or what they’re used to getting from you, I think that the limitations are gone.

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Again, we typically are known for powerful, rhythmic, driving, melodic music. But you can achieve power in different ways and I think that we’ve kind of gotten to the point of our career where we don’t really have to worry about those stylistic limitations anymore. I mean, don’t get me wrong—it’s not like all of a sudden we’re gonna be an exclusive ballad band or anything like that, but I think that the doors are completely open as far as creativity is concerned.”

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