Five years ago, today, the #1 song on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart was The Light by the heavy metal band Disturbed. Released October 5, 2015, it was the fifth track from their sixth album Immortalized and the second release.
The video is full of powerful imagery. The lyrics deal with tragedy and triumph, being able to find grace in the most extreme and unnerving circumstances.
“Go figure. Disturbed songs with an air of positivity. Who would have ever thought?
You know, the only way that you get to appreciate the darkness is by contrasting it with light. And it’s been my experience, with people in my life, or friends that I have or have had, that sometimes those periods in our lives that are dark ones can be so daunting and you let them overwhelm you to the extent that you succumb to hopelessness and you succumb to stagnation. And the truth be told, everything is a pathway. Sometimes you have to go through dark periods in your life in order to find the answer that you need, in order to become stronger, in order to see the light… ~David Draiman
November 20, 2015
This entry was posted in Thoughts and tagged 2015, billboard, billboard mainstream rock, blabbermouth.net, david draiman, december 29, disturbed, fifth track, grace, heavy metal band, immortalized, joe divita, loudwire, november 20, powerful imagery, second release, the light, tragedy, triumph, tune tuesday, youtube.