Gears of War 4 trailer features a haunting melody from Disturbed frontman David Draiman

By Shawn Knight
Apr 11, 2016
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  1. Microsoft has published a new Gears of War 4 trailer featuring a haunting take on a familiar melody.

    The minute-long spot is backed by a rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence performed by David Draiman, frontman of American heavy metal band Disturbed (best known for their 2000 hit Down With The Sickness).

    In an interview with Inverse, Draiman said the trailer gave him the chills, adding that it seemed very appropriate for the storyline, for what the main character is going through, and it seemed to set the stage perfectly.

    This isn’t your ordinary marketing ploy, either, as Draiman said he’s a big fan of shooter games and cited the Gears franchise as one of his all-time favorites.

    Gears of War 4 lands on Xbox One on October 11, 2106. Microsoft Studios will be hosting a multiplayer beta that’ll be open to all Xbox Live Gold members starting April 25 and running through May 1.

    Anyone that has played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC or Xbox One during the past week or so is eligible to get into the beta early (starting April 18). This offer is good through today only so if you really want in early, you’d better get to playing the Ultimate Edition ASAP.

    Disturbed fans may also want to check out their recent performance of The Sound of Silence on Conan.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,374   +2,165

    Obligatory (warning: explicit):
  3. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Addict Posts: 269   +99

    I'm most upset that Disturbed is considered to be a heavy metal band...
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,268   +101

    Then what would you call them?
  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Addict Posts: 269   +99

    Commercial (radio) metal or a shittier version of Nu Metal. They just aren't raw enough to be considered Heavy Metal IMO. Sorry for being a purist :(
    darkzelda likes this.
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,374   +2,165

    And what exactly would be your example of proper heavy metal?
  7. poohbear

    poohbear TS Booster Posts: 98   +56

    Released 2106?!? And only DX12 support by then???
    gamoniac and ikesmasher like this.
  8. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 272   +127

    You clearly don't understand, or know enough about Disturbed then.

    'Purist' is a completely relative term, and valid only in the context of the user.
    Adhmuz likes this.
  9. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Addict Posts: 269   +99

    3 Inches of blood is my kind of heavy metal, but according to Google I live under a rock and most of what I'd recommend is considered Deathmetal...
  10. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 272   +127

    Heavy metal, death metal, and metalcore are all different categories in metal - depending on how specific one wishes to get.

    But it all boils down to preference. Disturbed isn't (by far) one of my favorite bands, but they have been around long enough to earn the spot of 'heavy metal', even in a mild [and generic] term compared to 'death metal', and others like it.
    tomkaten likes this.
  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,617   +494

    It all depends on what your preferences are and the type of Metal you listen to, Disturbed may not be the heaviest, but they do have some heavy tracks. If your listening to deathcore/deathmetal then for sure Disturbed won't be "Heavy" enough for you. But unlike most overly heavy metal I can listen to a whole Disturbed album and not change it half way through because I'm fed up with being shouted at, which is ironic because Disturbed did a cover of "Shout" which I do like. This is cover is another example of why I like Disturbed, they don't feel the need to stay 100% in a genre and diversify a little, something most purist seem to not appreciate. I guess it all comes down to taste, some people just lack it entirely.

    As for the trailer, I think it works quiet well, to bad there's no PC release date for this one.

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