Disturbed frontman Dave Draiman says the group was worried about “the whole shadow of the sophomore recording” and how to balance new sounds with some of the group’s sonic trademarks. “Initially, before we even started writing any of these, Danny [Donegan] and I had a little conversation where I kind of asked him, Give me some room to run,’ ” Draiman tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’re still obviously very much metal, but I wanted to try some different things. He wanted to try different things. It was very challenging to us on many different levels. We wanted to grow and mature and show some development. People get tired of a band who put out records that are exactly the same.” Cleveland.com has since removed the article.