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LISTEN: Three of the Best Covers by Disturbed

By: Maura O'Malley

March 13, 2017

Chicago-based metal band Disturbed isn’t one to shy away from covers. In fact, several albums released by the band came interwoven with covers and originals alike.

The below list includes perhaps the best-known covers done by these guys, but they’re well-known for a reason. They straight-up rock.

Genesis “Land of Confusion”

The original Genesis track was featured on 1986’s Invisible Touch and centered on the Cold War. Then, on 2005’s Ten Thousand Fists, Disturbed took this classic Genesis pop sound and flipped it completely on its head for a gritty, edgy feel.

Tears for Fears “Shout”

Featured on Disturbed’s debut 2000 album, The Sickness, this is an oldie-but-goodie, for sure. Interestingly enough, it stays pretty true to the original 1984 Tears for Fears track—with some amped up intensity, of course.

Simon & Garfunkel “The Sound of Silence”

More recently, “The Sound of Silence” appeared on 2015’s Immortalized and was met with some serious popularity. It’s unlike any of their other stuff in all the right ways. 

… and if you’re feeling dangerous, check out the live version of the Simon & Garfunkel cover via this 2016 episode of Conan.