Throwback to November 2011 when Disturbed rleased their compilation album, The Lost Children. The Lost children consists of sixteen tracks, all of which are b-sides from their other albums, and a couple of soundtracks. You hear B-sides from Ten Thousand Fists, The Sickness, Asylum, Indestructible, and Believe, along with the Transformers Soundtrack, and Dracula 2000.
The album was released just after Disturbed announced their hiatus that lasted four years, and was announced around the same time as the hiatus. Assumably it was put together to give something to fans who were upset about this break, but none the less, its awesome to hear some unheard tracks from their entire discography.
The first single, "Hell" came out on October 11, 2011 and was said to be about a relationship that keeps coming in and out of your life, messing up your entire life. "Hell" was also a B-side from the Ten Thousand Fists album.
It goes without saying that the entire album is incredible, because Disturbed really is not capable of releasing anything bad. It also goes without saying that some tracks stood out more than others!
One track we really enjoyed was "Monster", which is about someone who's clearly been very toxic to you for a long time. You're done with it, and this song is stating that. David Draiman is very obviously speaking directly to that person telling them that they are no longer a regret of his, and will not hold him back any more. There's also something awesome about saying, "You made a rock star of me, gave me this wicked life." No better revenge than success -and this line says that in the best way ever.
Other honorable mentions go to "A Welcomed Burden", which was a B-side for The Sickness, "Mine", a B-side from Asylum, and the two covers on this album, "Living After Midnight", which is also a B-side for Asylym, and "Midlife Crisis", which is a B-side from Indestructible. Disturbed sure knows how to do a badass cover!
This album may have been released to comfort fans over the hiatus, but Disturbed is back and better than ever! Last year they released their Immortalized album, and now they're taking the world by storm. Very soon they have a festival appearances coming up around the UK and all over Europe, along with a tour with Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia!
Festival appearances include 98Rockfest, Fort Rock,Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest,Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, Rocklahoma,River City Rockfest, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, FortaRock Festival, Rockhal, Komplex 457, Nova Rock Festival, Download fesitval and more!
If you are looking for further information, such as exact tour dates and ticket information, please head on over to Disturbed's official website.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.