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Disturbed, Drowning Pool, Adema, Steromud and Systematic

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Drowning Pool

As the houselights went down, a dense fog enveloped the stage and Drowning Pool hit the stage with a vengeance.  The band’s in your face metal repartee of songs grabbed the fans by the throat and never let go. Backed by a wall of amplifiers Drowning Pool went on a rampage of sound as the bodies literally hit the floor. 

Dave Williams took time between the songs to banter with the audience, at one point he announced his sexual desires for Britney Spears (let’s just say what Dave proposed he’d like to do to her is still illegal in some southern states) he pointed out it had nothing to do with “pop” music, which he has no use for, it was her other assets that Dave joked was the only thing she is good for. He proclaimed that metal is back and is taking over the musical reigns once again, that announcement was met with thundering applause that shook the Palladium to it’s core.  

Guitarist C.J. Pierce and bassist Steve Benton worked their sides of the stage with a headbanging fury and drummer Mike Luce was unmerciful as he tested the endurance of his drum kit.  The energy level only increased as they progressed through their set list which included “All Over Me”, “Sinner”, “Tear Away” and “I Am” by the time they broke into their breakthrough hit single “Bodies” the hall was in a stage of pandemonium. 

After Drowning Pool left the stage, I overheard one concert goer tell his friend that before the show he thought the band were nothing more than MTV’s token nu-metal band of the month but after seeing them in action he changed his mind because they “kicked my mother-f***in ass!”.  What else can you say, that guy summed up the band’s performance perfectly.  Drowning Pool Photo Gallery .

Disturbed

The main event! A large movie screen descended from the lighting rig, the house lights went down and a flurry of images were projected on the screen before it was pulled up to reveal a stage that resembles the “yard” of a prison or “loony bin” with brick walls topped by barbed wire and two fullsize mummified men hanging from gallows on each side of the stage. Then lead singer David Draiman was escorted on stage by a couple of mock nazi guards who locked him in the large glass case. Like a sinister science experiment gone wrong the case was enveloped by a misty green light as David Draiman withered about inside trying to bust out, then the other members of band took the stage and launched into their set. Draiman escaped the glass box, charged to the microphone and roared out his first vocals of the night. Guitarist Dan Donegan looked like a man possessed as he banged his head furiously moving about the left side of the stage like a man on a mission.  Bassist Fuzz bounded back in forth with a chiseled intensity on his face as he climbed on top of monitors and then leaped onto the ten-foot tall P.A. cabinets that dominated the left outer wing of the stage.  The fans paid their hard earned money to see a show and that’s just what they got.  Drummer Mike Wengren helped lead the charge as he pounded out the songs unmercifully from his raised drum riser. 

Those who were blown away by Disturbed at Ozzfest have to see these Chicago hard rockers in action as headliners. Like the old line from Spinal Tap, they may have played Ozzfest at 10 but on the Music as a Weapon tour they took it all the way to eleven!  It’s easy to see how Disturbed have emerged as one of the frontrunners of the nu-metal scene. It’s not just David Draiman’s unique cackle that sets them apart, the band operates on stage like a finely tuned war machine decimating all who dare to witness the spectacle as the band roars through songs like “Down With The Sickness”, “Stupify” and “Voices”. 

It was a night of music I will not soon forget or recover from, as one of the most powerful line-ups to tour the country in years set out to use music as a weapon and succeeded in kicking everyone’s ass! 
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