My buddy Lawdog recently posted a video of Disturbed's rendition of the Paul Simon classic, "The Sound of Silence". I enjoyed it very much.
Let me say at once that in the past, I haven't liked Disturbed's music - for ethical and moral reasons rather than musical. The few songs of theirs that I've heard came across as nihilistic, diametrically opposed to the Christian principles I espouse (e.g. 'Down With The Sickness' - lyrics here). Some appear to portray the triumph of evil as inevitable and unavoidable (e.g. 'The Vengeful One' - lyrics here). I don't believe that, and I've tried during my (sometimes misspent) life to do my best to prevent the triumph of evil in the lives of those I've served.
Nevertheless, notwithstanding ethical and moral differences, I have to give credit where credit is due. This may be the best cover of 'The Sound of Silence' I've ever heard, even surpassing the original version. Here's a live performance at Dawson Creek in Canada earlier this year.
Nice work. Now, if only the band could find it in themselves to portray life (in their music) from a less jaundiced, despairing and profane perspective, I might be able to enjoy more of their music. Here's hoping . . .