Disturbed Bring Back Iconic ‘Ooh-Wah-Ah-Ah-Ah’ in New Song ‘Part of Me’

Disturbed‘s brand new studio record Divisive is out today (Nov. 18), and David Draiman was right when he described the sound of it as “old fashioned disturbed.” The vocalist brought back the iconic “Ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah” in one of the new songs, which is titled “Part of Me”, although it sounds a bit different.

If there’s one song that defines Disturbed, it’s “Down With the Sickness.” Everyone knows the song and everyone has tried to imitate “Ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah” at some point in their life. Fortunately, Draimain still has it seven albums later, which you’ll hear in “Part of Me” around the 2:28 mark.

Now, before you get down our throats, we know it’s not Exactly same sound he made during “Down With the Sickness.” This new one is slower in tempo and he added an “ow” at the end so it really sounds more like “Ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah-ow.” But it’s done with the same integrity as the original.

Listen to the track below to hear for yourself.

Draiman once told us how he came up with the “Ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah” sound to begin with during an interview. Spoiler alert – it wasn’t inspired by a visit to the Chicago Zoo.

“It literally just happened one day. We were rehearsing and the beat that Mike starts the song with is just very primal and tribal and it makes you go to – I guess an animal kind of place,” recalled Draiman. “There used to be just a pause. We used to pause, it was for dramatic effect and there was nothing. One rehearsal I just went, ‘Ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah’.”

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