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Indestructible is the fourth studio album released by Disturbed and is wildly considered to be one of their darkest with many lyrics inspired by leader singer David Draiman's string of misfortunes. It is also the first album by the group to not feature Johnny K as a producer, who was present on all three of their previous albums. It was made available on June 3, 2008.

Shortly after its release, Indestructible spawned many hit singles including "Inside the Fire," "Indestructible," "The Night," and "Perfect Insanity"note  along with many other popular songs.


Preceded by Ten Thousand Fists, succeded by Asylum.


  1. Indestructible (4:38)
  2. Inside the Fire (3:51)
  3. Deceiver (3:49)
  4. The Night (4:44)
  5. Perfect Insanity (3:56)
  6. Haunted (4:42)
  7. Enough (4:20)
  8. The Curse (3:25)
  9. Torn (4:09)
  10. Criminal (4:16)
  11. Divide (3:36)
  12. Façade(3:45)

"I'm an indestructible master of tropes":

  • Badass Boast: "Indestructible" is one long boast. A sense of confidence was the intention during the writing process.
    Every broken enemy will know
    That their opponent had to be invincible
    Take a last look around while you're alive
    I'm an indestructible
    Master of war
  • Beyond Redemption: In "Criminal," the narrator thinks that he himself has crossed too many lines to be redeemed.
    Malevolent criminal, I
    When the vision paints my mind
    Cross the invisible line
  • A Chat with Satan: "Inside the Fire" is about the devil tempting Draiman to follow his girlfriend to hell by killing himself.
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  • Cosmic Plaything: "The Curse" is told from the point of view of one who laments his situation but refuses to give up despite it.
    Object of an evil eye
    No point to let anyone try
    Take heed my friend lest you be torn asunder
    Like all that's become of me
  • Deal with the Devil: "Inside the Fire," where the devil is offering to take David to live in hell with the girl he loves who killed herself.
  • Determinator: "The Curse". The amount of trauma the Cosmic Plaything has already endured gives him strength to keep going.
    I've held on too long just to let it go now
    Will my inner strength get me through it somehow
    Defying the curse that has taken hold
    Never surrender
    I'll never be overcome!
  • Darker and Edgier: Draiman's string of bad luck inspired much of the lyrics.
  • Death Seeker: The Despair Event Horizon and Sanity Slippage turn the narrator of "Criminal" into one.
    Set me free from all of this
    I need you to quicken my end
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  • Department of Redundancy Department: "The Curse" contains this little gem.
    No hope for the hopeless
  • Despair Event Horizon: "Criminal" is about losing all hope and turning into a Death Seeker.
    Despair has fallen over me
    No way to hide the agony
    Embracing my calamity
    To save myself once and for all
  • Determined Defeatist: "The Curse" states, "No hope for the hopeless" and "Couldn't help even if you tried," but the narrator "held on too long just to let it go now" and will never surrender.
  • Detrimental Determination: "Façade" is about a woman stuck in an abusive relationship because she's "too damn obdurate and obstinate to let go." She is, however, about to snap, thinking about killing her abuser.
  • Domestic Abuse: "Façade" tells of a woman who is so abused by her husband that she is considering killing him if he doesn't stop soon.
  • Driven to Suicide: "Inside The Fire" is a double example. Fire in question is Hell, and the narrator is Satan urging a grieving man to take his own life to reunite with his lover who also killed herself. David Draiman says he heard that voice when he was standing over the body of his girlfriend who just killed herself.
  • Evil Laugh: David Draiman has a good one, and he's not afraid to use it.
    • In "Inside the Fire," he plays Satan himself and laughs as he tries to talk his victim into killing themselves.
    • He is Laughing Mad in "Perfect Insanity," and Insane Equals Violent.
  • Grief Song: "Inside the Fire" is about the singer's girlfriend who committed suicide.
  • Laughing Mad:
    • "Inside the Fire" combines it with the Evil Laugh; the character in which the song is being described to is most definitely going insane, but the song is mainly narrated by Satan. In other words, it sounds both crazed and demonic.
    • "Perfect Insanity" features deranged laughter, being a Sanity Slippage Song.
  • Mad Hatter: "Oh sweet insanity" in "Perfect Insanity".
  • Madness Mantra: "I think I'm losing my mind... lost my mind" is repeated over and over and over at the end of "Perfect Insanity".
  • Murder Ballad: "Criminal" is narrated by a Death Seeker begging to be killed.
  • Out of the Inferno: The Indestructible album cover has The Guy walking out of raging flames.
  • Reluctant Psycho: "Perfect Insanity" begins like this, then turns into a Mad Hatter song.
  • Rhyming with Itself: "Perfect Insanity".
    Now I try again to find
    The thing that was my mind
    Behold the undersigned
    Who said I've lost my mind
  • Sanity Slippage Song: "Perfect Insanity" is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Stepford Smiler: "Façade" is about type 1, a Love Martyr who hides the bruises and pretends that everything is fine.
  • Terms of Endangerment: "Perfect Insanity":
    What seems to be the matter, dear? / Why do you cry and shake with fear?
  • Title Track: The very first song is titled "Indestructible."
  • Villain Song: "Inside the Fire" is sung from the Satan's perspective as he rants and tempts a grieving man to kill himself.
  • You Are Worth Hell: "Inside the Fire." Fire in question is Hell, and Satan tries to persuade a grieving man to kill himself to be with his lover, who also killed herself, in the afterlife.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: "Inside the Fire." "Give your soul to me for eternity," said by the Devil urging a grieving man to kill himself.