Latin Grammys 2018

Believe

NÜ-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised to hit a similar mark with this follow-up. Reuniting with producer Johnny K., the group opted f

Nü-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised to hit a similar mark with this follow-up. Reuniting with producer Johnny K., the group opted for a more stripped-down sound this time out, displaying the tight musicianship it has honed by spending 22 months on the road. Frontman David Draiman shows that he is an ample singer, refraining from the quirky vocal squallings that graced Sickness for

a more straight-ahead croon. "Breathe" and "Mistress" feature irresistible guitar hooks, and the slow yet heavy groove of "Devour" shows the influence of Black Sabbath. But if the label wants to immediately break this album wide open, it should follow up current hit "Prayer" with "Darkness," a mournful yet addictive ballad that could reap the type

of monster airplay that "Outside" did for Staind.—CLT