Listen: Disturbed drops new song 'Are You Ready'
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Disturbed is a heavy metal band that excels in both heavy rock and rock ballads.

According to Loudwire, the band polled their fans as to what they wanted for the lead single to their seventh LP, Evolution. Fans had two choices: A heavy metal song filled with all of the goodies that make Disturbed one of the great metal bands ever, or a metal ballad that the band has perfected over the years.

Fans chose the former, and the end result was “Are You Ready,” a heavy rock single that should be counted as one of Disturbed's best singles. The band didn’t leave their ballad-lovers out in the cold, however, as they released a new single, “ A Reason to Fight,” a melodic single that is simple and sweet.

The single starts out slow, just like any other metal ballad would start; but the single pick up the pace ever the life of the track, and the end result is Disturbed gold. It’s dramatic and packs the right punch without overdoing it. Come to think of it, “Are You Ready” and “A Reason to Fight” were two perfect singles that will prepare listeners for what’s to come on Evolution.

Evolution is scheduled to be released on Oct. 19, and while you wait, check out the emotional “A Reason to Fight” above.