Disturbed Spreads The Sickness


Warm up those vocal chords - it’s time to get psycho with Disturbed. The nu metal band adds three more tracks to the six already in Rock Band, starting with “Meaning of Life.” The tracks come from the forthcoming remastered 10th anniversary edition of 2000’s The Sickness. The Sickness was Disturbed’s first album, and it was a pivotal one in my teenage CD collection. After years of listening to things teen girls listen to, I came across Disturbed playing on a side stage at a local rock festival. They were given twenty minutes, and that’s all it took for me to become a fan. The band had great energy and a powerful stage presence and I knew I had to own their CD. 

I spent my birthday last year seeing them play in Lowell, MA where they opened with “Voices,” another track from this week’s pack. Even after ten years, they still have the same energy and ability to captivate the crowd. Closing out our pack is another classic track from The Sickness, “The Game.”

The Mother Hips and Silversun Pickups add two tracks each to their Rock Band presence this week. “Third Floor Story” and “White Falcon Fuzz” from The Mother Hips both have jazzy drums and smooth vocals, perfect for a lazy afternoon Rock Band setlist. 

The Grammy-nominated Silversun Pickups  bring us two tracks from their latest album, Swoon. Swoon’s first single “Panic Switch” and “Sort Of” will join the three Rock Band tracks from their first album already in the game. 

Finally, it’s time to break out your best whisper-scream for Trust Company’s “Downfall.” The first single from 2002’s The Lonely Position of Neutral, “Downfall” challenges Rock Band singers to perfect their whisper-singing technique. Go ahead and get angry…just do it very quietly. 

These tracks will be available for purchase as "Disturbed Pack 02" and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Individual tracks are $1.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $2 on the Wii. The pack is $5.49 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The tracks will be available March 2 on Xbox 360 and Wii and March 4 on PlayStation 3. 

To discuss this DLC, check out the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forums.