I had really high hopes for this, but was a little disappointed in the end.
It's a great album, don't get me wrong. It beats the pants off of most of the mass produced garbage out there, but it's not as good as their past work. If anything it feels a little flat and sanitized.
It lacks the rawness of Sickness, and isn't as socially hard hitting or political as Ten Thousand First or Indestructible. I'd like to have seen Disturbed take on society, the media and Washington more. Like in their past albums.
Maybe attack Obama a bit like they attacked Bush. Or even attack Bush a bit more. There's plenty of room for more criticism of him.
On the other hand, it's a great hard core album. The lyrics are clear and meaningful, the music is well put together, and it doens't fall back on a rapid beat drum track like a lot of albums do these days.
There's also a 13 track (a cover version of another song) and a download link to a video documentary that isn't listed on the case, or in the sales blurb.
Great for fans of the band and the genre alike. I don't regret buying it.