Courtesy of Reprise Records
While much of 'Asylum' focuses on more serious topics, such as the environmental warnings of previous single 'Another Way to Die,' this time around we're treated to the inner thoughts of a man who knows he's about to turn into a werewolf.
Even as the band navigates a typically brutal, impressive series of tight twists and turns, it's David Draiman's vocals that steal the spotlight. He demonstrates impressive, but never showy, range and control even as he sings about, well, losing control:
"For the animal's soul is mine / We will be completed right before your eyes / I have no control this time / And now we both shall dine in hell tonight."
We're pretty sure 'The Animal' is not autobiographical, but if you're checking the Disturbed out on their current nationwide tour, you might want to bring some silver.
To be safer, especially if it's a full moon, maybe you're better off staying at home and listening to AOL Radio's New Rock First station.