Guitarist Dan Donegan Shares What Song He Feels Serves As The Best Introduction To Disturbed’s Catalog


Disturbed guitarist/vocalist Dan Donegan recently took part in Revolver‘s ‘Point Of Entry’ series, in where musicians are asked which song they personally feel represents the best introduction to their band. Casual fans of the multi-platinum nü-metal turned alternative metal outfit may not be entirely onboard with Donegan‘s choice, given it doesn’t even fall in their top 10 most streamed tracks.

It’s still no slouch however, having already clocked over 75.5 million streams on Spotify and over 90 million views on YouTube as of press time. Donegan went with “The Light” from the band’s 2015 album “Immortalized“. He said of it:

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“It’s tough to choose one song… Obviously, they’re all so personal to us and [they document] whatever’s going on in our lives in those moments — there’s great importance to all of them. We’ve gone down different paths in recent years with acoustic stuff and ‘The Sound of Silence‘ and a couple ballads, and then you have the old-school sounds.

So, it might not paint the full picture of who we are, but I think a strong song for me that I love to show people and I think might be a great introduction is ‘The Light,’ which we did on the Immortalized album.

Mainly because I just love it lyrically and vibe-wise, and just its message — the [chorus], ‘Sometimes darkness can show you the light.’ I think it’s just such a powerful lyric because no matter who you are, we’ve all gone through hard times and dark times. I like that we always do our best to try to spread some positivity, for the most part, and send that positive message to give people hope, to try to find power and strength to get through those tough times.

I mean, that’s why we do it and write these songs for ourselves, because of the struggles that we have, and the darkness that we may be going through at times. We’ve all had some struggles like anybody else. There’re family issues. We’ve all lost people close to us — fathers, brothers. So ‘The Light‘ is just such an uplifting, positive message of trying to remind people that we have those dark moments. Sometimes we need that [reminder] to show us the light [so we can] fight through that pain.”

Yesterday (November 18th) saw the band serve up a slew of new tracks in the form of their latest album, “Divisive“.

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