This song was written for the American troops serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Guitarist Dan Donegan explained to Artist Direct why this was made the title track on the album: "That title kind of came a little bit later in the recording process, which is kind of odd, because usually going in, we have some idea of what we want to call the album. It changed around a little bit this time, because of that particular song's lyrics. As we were tracking the music for it, David re-approached what he was doing vocally, and we changed the title. As it all came together, it just seemed appropriate, not only as a song that is more directed towards troops, but toward the band as well. We've been together collectively since 1996 - and I've been with Mike (Drummer Mike Wengen) since 1992, actually—so we have a long history together. To be able to maintain and achieve some success in this business - not to be cocky in any way, but we feel the we've been fortunate and blessed to be making good moves and making good music to keep the fans interested - especially an industry where a lot of bands are struggling or suffering and the industry in general is suffering. By being out, touring, working hard and gaining that fan base, we feel we've been able to rise above the downsides of the business and maintain what we're doing."
Frontman David Draiman explained to LiveDaily why he decided to name the album Indestructible: "There are two meanings to the name. One is it's a record meant to inspire indestructibility, meant to inspire strength and to strip you of your fear. The other is that it's a statement of the fact that we're still around. We're one of the last leviathans from the dawn of nu metal that are still standing, that were never really part of the genre to begin with. We're still here and still viable and are doing what we do at the level that we do it."
The album's spirit of perseverance also arose from David Draiman's personal experience in overcoming a series of obstacles - including a motorcycle accident, a garage fire, and a number of bad relationships - during a particularly rough few years. To reflect the album's confrontational tone, Draiman instructed his bandmates to "give me your darkest, nastiest, aggressive tribal rhythmic shit you can."
This was the first Disturbed album to be produced by the band rather than Johnny K, who helmed their first three releases. They did, however, still record the songs at the producer's Groovemaster Studios in Chicago.
This was the album's third single. Aside from peaking at #72 on the Hot 100, it reached #2 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #10 on the Modern Rock chart.
The music video, directed by Noble Jones, is a chronicle of war through the ages as soldiers progress from battling with spears to fighting with modern weapons. Jones also directed clips for the Goo Goo Dolls ("Better Days
"), Keith Urban ("Til Summer Comes Around
") and Taylor Swift ("The Story Of Us