“This is a good album, BUT with this CD they have taken their style as far as they can and it just isn’t as strong as its predecessors. For the first time many of the songs sound too alike and sometimes you get the feeling that they are nicking things from themselves. So for the next album they need to develop and move on a bit, find new ways to their music without changing who they are.” These are words that I wrote in my review for Disturbed’s last record Asylum from 2010 (reviewed here). I guess the guys must have felt that they actually did have their brand for as long as they could for the time being, because after the tour that followed Asylum, the band went on hiatus / a break, a much-needed one, I guess. The band released an album of B-sides and unreleased songs called The Lost Children in 2011, an album that I completely missed out on, but after its release the members concentrated on other projects.