Disturbed are amazing, they are one of the first metal bands besides metallica I began listening to^^
I recently discovered Band-Maid which is now my favorite hard rock band. Actually japansese rock and metal in general are amazing and other bands like Scandal, Crossfaith, Silent Siren and Telecide are all worth checking out. (my favorite of those is still Band-Maid though^^) For a long time I never really listened to Paramore and sort of lumped them in with all of the basic 00s emo/pop punk bands but they're actually really good, especially their last two albums and hayley Williams' solo career.
That’s okay. Disturbed is cool even if I haven’t really listened to them.
I might do the same as you and explore Disturbed more. I only really know ‘Down with the sickness’ and I can remember the last time I listened to it I didn’t really like it, but I also wasn’t into metal at that stage. Now I have something to compare it to.
I didn’t particularly like Slipknot either around that time, but now I do. And they are often cited as being in the same genre as Disturbed (or at least were, another reason why I should check Disturbed out-I don’t know how much they changed or if they changed sound).