The American heavy metal band Disturbed released their seventh album Evolution in October 2018 through Reprise Records. The album was recorded in between January and June 2018 at the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas. The album has a total of ten tracks and an approximate time length of forty three minutes. The album clearly shows how their sound has evolved through the years and is a tribute to the deceased rock/metal musicians like Chester Bennington and Vinnie Paul whom they knew and toured with over the years. The album also portrays the softer side of their sound besides their usual hard rock and heavy metal music style. Few softer acoustic tracks have also been added in the album. David Draiman, the lead vocalist of Disturbed said that Evolution is their band’s “Black Album”, referring to Metallica’s self-titled album that was released in 1991 that evolved them from metal favourites to mainstream superstars. Regarding this album, he further said, “A record that breaks doors down, that opens up new opportunities to us, that helps you achieve true immortality as an artist”. They wanted to make every single track of the album a hit. The album received decent reviews from most music critics and listeners. The rock/metal music magazines Loudersound and Classic Rock rated the album 4 out of 5 stars. AllMusic rated the album 3 stars and NME rated it 2 stars. It received a rating of 7 out of 10 from Wall of Sound, and an average overall score of 58 out of 100 on Metacritic. According to Consequence of Sound, the heavier tracks in the album worked very well but the softer ones could work out better on a separate acoustic EP. The album gained significant commercial success and was featured in many music charts across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. It reached the top position on US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard) and Top Rock Albums (Billboard) music charts. It also debuted at the fourth position on Billboard 200. Overall, although the album received mixed reviews, it gained good commercial success like their previous albums. Also, a deluxe package of the album was released where four more tracks were added including a live cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” that featured the Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy on the vocals.