While many 2021 “best of” charts were unveiled over the past month, Disturbed’s David Draiman offers his input for two upcoming tracks that he feels give him a sense of hope for rock’s future. The Warning and Plush are the acts that get respect from the Disturbed frontman.
“New bands like @ TheWarningBand2 and @PLUSHROCKS give me hope. Young powerful women who play real instruments and write and play songs the whole rock genre can be proud of,” Draiman writes in a tweet.
The Warning is a sibling act, consisting of sisters Daniela, Paulina and Alejandra Villarreal. Although their first release dates back to 2015, the trio received significant attention in 2021 for theirs May day EP with the singles “Choke”, “Evolve” and “Animosity”. They were also part of last year’s Metallica Blacklist collection, with Alessia Cara on a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”.
The warning, “enmity”
Plush, meanwhile, is a completely female company led by singer-guitarist Moriah Formica along with drummer Brooke Colucci, guitarist Bella Perron and bassist Ashley Suppa. Like The Warning, Plush enjoyed some buzz during 2021 thanks to songs like “Hate” and “Athena” from their self-titled album. Look for the band back on tour in February, joining Slash on the road.
It is very possible that Draiman may cross roads with both acts again in the coming year on the road. Disturbed is currently working on a new album, which the singer has described as “old school Disturbed”, and points to the music that sounds “somewhere between The disease and Ten thousand fists. “With a hint of a potential fall release for the record, it’s likely that a tour can be booked for 2022 with potential for festival performances later this year.
The 16 best debut albums of 2021
Here is an alphabetical list (by artist) of this year’s best rock and metal debut album.