Coming into this project we were hoping to widen things out a bit, try new things and add different elements throughout the songs in order to build drama.We also wanted to give Dave a lot more room to get melodic with his vocals instead of just showing off his aggressive side.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .In anticipation of the upcoming Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider, we asked Disturbed vocalist David Draiman to share his thoughts on the man of the hour — Snider himself.Draiman uses his attention-grabbing yelps and punctuating screams more sparingly, focusing instead on lush, full- throated singing. Formed in 1996, the group, which also includes bassist Fuzz and drummer/programmer Mike Wengren, honed its chops playing in the seedy bars and clubs of Chicago's South Side.And while the dense chording and syncopated rhythms that characterized anchor the new songs, the group emphasizes dynamics this time around: jerky, unmelodic verses bloom into soaring, textured choruses, while midtempo, ballady numbers like "Darkness" and "Remember" share space with metal grinders like "Liberate" and "Rise."“That's our full-on, old-school metal song," says Donegan, grinning like a proud papa as he cues up the latter track, its galloping guitar riff and double-bass drum pattern leading the charge underneath Draiman's raspy vocal. While the decidedly trendier pop-rock and alternative bands snagged all the prime slots at the choice inner-city venues, where they would showcase original material in short, 45-minute sets, the city's unfashionable metal contingent was relegated to the less-prestigious and more thinly populated south suburbs, where bands were often required to play up to three hours each night.
"Oh, believe me, they stood right up," says Draiman. At the same time, I'm not dissing those bands that do tune very low.It was unheard of."On the strength of their live shows and a pair of demo tapes recorded with a local producer known as Johnny K (who subsequently produced .That album has since sold more than two million copies, and Disturbed have graduated from opening-act status -- where they supported everyone from Danzig to Marilyn Manson to Stone Temple Pilots -- to full-fledged headliners on tours like last year's Music as a Weapon tour, which the band plans to make an annual event in the vein of Korn's Family Values.We wanted to take the music through different moods.The closing track, "Darkness," has acoustic guitar, piano and cello.