Perfect Insanity

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"Perfect Insanity"
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Single by Disturbed
from the album Indestructible
Released May 6, 2008
Format Digital download
Recorded February 2007 – January 2008 at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 3:57
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Steve Kmak
Dan Donegan
Mike Wengren
David Draiman
Producer(s) Dan Donegan
Disturbed singles chronology
"Inside the Fire"
(2008)
"Perfect Insanity"
(2008)
"Indestructible"
(2008)

"Perfect Insanity" is a song by the American heavy metal band Disturbed released as a promotional single from their fourth album Indestructible. The song was originally written by the band prior to their debut album, The Sickness. "Perfect Insanity" was also previously released on the band's documentary, M.O.L., as a demo track with a music video, from before they were signed to a record label. They re-recorded the song in 2007 and it was released on Indestructible. It is included in the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 and is a playable track in the Rock Band series.

An alternate title for the song, as seen in the booklet for the Indestructible CD, is "Condemnation".

Themes[edit]

According to vocalist David Draiman, the song's meaning is "toying with the idea of insanity. Coming at you from the perspective from the individual who is [insane] and warning people around him, particularly his love interests, about his psychotic tendencies."[1]

Music video[edit]

45 second sample comparing the 2008 Indestructible recording of "Perfect Insanity" and the 1998 demo version.

No music video has been released for the re-recorded version of this song; however, on the band's home documentary, M.O.L., an old music video can be viewed, made in 1998. The video depicts vocalist David Draiman, locked inside of a room, in a straitjacket. As he tries to break free, the video shows the band playing variously on a stage, in between clips of Draiman trying to escape from the straitjacket. As the song finishes, the video switches to a scene of a graveyard, implying Draiman had died insane.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
Hot Canadian Digital Singles[2] 70

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Draiman interview on Headbangers Ball Podcast". Headbangers Ball. 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Disturbed: Chart history - Perfect Insanity". Billboard.com. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-04. [dead link]

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