by Reggie Edwards
Of all the anticipated releases this year, one of them is by far the debut of Device, the new industrial metal project from Disturbed frontman David Draiman.
As a musical project, this album is exactly what Draiman said it would be. Imagine combining Nine Inch Nails and Disturbed onto one album with a plethora of guest musicians.
This a great debut with Draiman finding the perfect balance between Disturbed and a new horizon. With the largest chunk of his career being with Disturbed, you’d be insane to think there wouldn’t be a strong resemblance on this album, but Draiman uses just enough new sound to make it fresh.
Disturbed has always had some electronic and industrial elements but Device takes it to another level- then when you throw in Serj Tankian, Geezer Butler, M. Shadows and more, you’ve got a metal album that’s a must hear.
The cover of Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne’s ”Close My Eyes Forever” has an impressive fresh take on the song that should make the metal legends proud.
Although there are a few spots that drag in the middle of the album, Device is a project that Draiman should be proud of. Loaded with some very dark concepts and lyrical subjects, Draiman has unleashed a demon of an album upon us here.