But if you do, at least they’ll dance around in your blood and fuck with your corpse for awhile. At least that’s what seems to be the theme of their new video for “Inside the Fire” which opens with a suicide prevention PSA by frontman David Draiman, but then moves directly to a scene of some broad hanging herself, complete with sound effects. He then takes a minute to kick it with the corpse for awhile, while the rest of his band dances around in the blood, before Draiman himself gives becoming an hero a good college try, being saved at the last second by magically transporting himself into a looney bin. Kind of a fucked up concept but at they’re trying, I guess. I interviewed the band a few years ago and when guitarist Dan Donegan mentioned that the band was seeing “four and five-year old kids singing the lyrics to their songs at the shows” I asked him if he was ever worried that some of their subject matter, such as a video with people killing themselves, might be a little bit much for fans of that age to comprehend and he, needless to say, a little nonchalant:
“Like I said, everybody may have a different point of view, they may get the wrong message. We can’t really do anything about that”
Ha! And our parents thought it was bad when we listened to too much Dr. Dre and started calling each other “niggas” and our classmates “bitches.” Let’s see how kids raised on a steady diet of Disturbed end up during their teen years.