Alan Richmond

Disturbed – The Sound of Silence

Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video]

Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video]

This post has nothing to do with computers, science, or space, but here is something so good I felt I should share it with you anyway! Its Disturbed’s cover of The Sound of Silence (1964) by Simon & Garfunkel. Not since my college days in London (1969 – 1972) have I heard music that I simply had to play over & over several times in succession! (For the record(!) it was Deep Purple‘s Concerto for Group & Orchestra).

This is a heavier, more dramatic version of the original, due in large part to David Draiman‘s intense vocals, and also to the heavy metal genre normally played by the band, and the addition of classical elements with piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and drums/ percussion. Although the original song is a timeless classic, that you had better be crazy or brilliant to try to cover, it now pales in comparison with Disturbed’s version! The original sounds like a warning; this version sounds more ominous as though the visions continued and became true (from the comments to the video).

Its from their latest album Immortalized. “Many have praised the band’s cover of ‘The Sound of Silence’, noting how different it is compared to most of Disturbed’s recordings.” – Wikipedia.

In this interview with David Draiman, he describes listening to the final mix. Then he asked to hear it again – and again. The producer, sitting behind him, thought perhaps he didn’t like it. However, David didn’t want to turn around because he was tearing up. And I think you can see he almost does in the interview. He’s very pleased with it.


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