Vaporwave Makes DISTURBED Tolerable



Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, I want to like Disturbed, but the instrumentation is just too abrasive for me. Why isn’t there an option to hear my favorite Howie Mandel impersonator, DAVID DRAIMAN, sing his dulcet tones over a sensual background of hazy, made-for-corporate-training-videos smooth jazz?” Soundcloud user yungtera feels you. “乱れた – 襲われた STRICKEN” is two years old but it was brought to my attention yesterday, so it’s your problem now. This track takes Disturbed’s “Stricken” and gives it a vaporwave remix.

If “vaporwave” is an unfamiliar term, I highly recommend reading my brief explainer with BLANK BANSHEE. Quite simply, it’s a culmination of A E S T H E T I C S designed to take you back in time to the food court of a perfectly-preserved shopping mall in 1989.

Vaporwave is created entirely by stoned teenagers that spend too much time on the Internet, so it’s a real mystery why there aren’t more metalXvaporwave remixes. Fortunately, I found one more remix of interest. For those of you too trve for Disturbed, I’ve helpfully included this cover I found of Burzum‘s “Tomhet” by MAMAIA_2084. It’s pretty dull, which is totally par for the course for Burzum.

(h/t Shabubu)

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  • Howard Dean

    “Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Self, I want to like Disturbed…'”

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    this absolutely pulverized my dick

  • Ayreonaut


  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    This really just solidifies my opinion on Joe being mostly wrong about most things.
    And generally speaking a disturbingly garbage person, I mean, what kind of microcosmic malevolence must lie in one’s heart to actually share this with the world?

    • I am certainly a garbage person, but I am also always right.

      • J.R.™

        You thought you could get rid of Joe Trash, but he has been a part of you all along

      • Ayreonaut

        I like your logic

  • That’s Disturbed song has got me all sweaty.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Well, I’m turned on as fuck.

  • Draiman sounds like Mr. T.

    • Óðinn

      He’s also got a Mr. T starter kit on his face.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Fuck the haters, this is dope. G E T B E N T.

  • Also that photoshop work with the CD-R and the Disturbed logo is top notch.

  • Smooth Jazz Draiman is more tolerable than Actual Draiman, that’s for sure.

  • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead


  • Rob M

    I really, really wish I hadnt listened to that

  • Sadistikexekution

    Only repeated toilet flushing makes the bald douche tolerable.

  • That cover art is disturbing!

    Also, that V A P O R W A V E cover of Burzum sucks, just like the real Burzum 8============D

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Will listen to this. It sounds hysterical.

  • mmmm… this hits all the right spots

    • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

      It touches me right in my tra la la la.

    • BobLoblaw

      that video always makes me laugh.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    wow you don’t like burzum cool

  • Can this still be my AotY if it’s 2 years old and also just one song?

  • EsusMoose

    Give it a decade and it’ll end up as the background music for some low grade porno

  • Eliza

    Wow, unlike actual Disturbed, this doesn’t make me want to stab my eardrums with the nearest shaft object. I have underestimated the power of vaporwave.

  • Guppusmaximus

    @1:15 – That’s what you get for wearing out that vaporware cassette in the ‘Auto-Reverse’ deck in your friend’s Mom’s Honda Accord on the way to Newbury Comics. *swears & launches tape out the window* Wut?! You didn’t dub a copy? Back to Strawberries we go… *facepalm*

    Seriously, though, I’m not certain how youngins could have a fascination with the imperfections of a technology they didn’t have to rely on. It’s a fugging enigma…