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  • Summary: The Chicago alt-metal band follows their 2 million-selling debut, 'The Sickness,' with this sophomore effort, working once again with producer Johnny Z.
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  1. On Believe, Disturbed takes the sort of jump that their heroes in Soundgarden and Pantera made after their respective breakthrough records.
  2. 80
    Comes with the same muscular, confrontational power that made The Sickness so infectiously exciting, but twists things just enough to make the second time sounds as fresh as the first.
  3. Frontman David Draiman shows that he is an ample singer, refraining from the quirky vocal squallings that graced Sickness for a more straight-ahead croon.
  4. The problem is that singer David Draiman is more from the Chester Bennington school of overemoting than the James Hetfield college of thoughtful growls.
  5. 60
    It improves on the debut, slightly. [#10, p.114]
  6. At last, new metal has its answer to Depeche Mode's Black Celebration.
  7. 40
    Believe sounds so dry and crisp it could have been recorded on a Dell laptop. [Oct 2002, p.113]

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. AmandaC
    Dec 22, 2002
    10
    It absolutely rocks!!! I think it is much better than the last. Being the only "chick" to rate this, as far as I've seen, I'm sure It absolutely rocks!!! I think it is much better than the last. Being the only "chick" to rate this, as far as I've seen, I'm sure I am not the only one. I find Dave's "way" quite seductive,and very,very,sexy. 'nuff said. Expand
  2. LucifertheSeductive
    Dec 14, 2002
    10
    Thought-Provoking, Disturbed show their versatility with the more contemplative approach. Anyone whos does not look beyond the superficial Thought-Provoking, Disturbed show their versatility with the more contemplative approach. Anyone whos does not look beyond the superficial messages are intelectually challenged. Disturbed - paving the way for great things to come Expand
  3. AmyS
    Feb 11, 2003
    10
    This is the best CD I have ever purchased it has not left my CD player since then. The songs are hypnotic and David Draiman's vocals are This is the best CD I have ever purchased it has not left my CD player since then. The songs are hypnotic and David Draiman's vocals are edgy and so full of rage that he speaks for an entire generation of angry teenagers and even adults. In these turbulent times their lyrics are more valuable and seem to be speaking the thoughts that we have at one time or another harbored. I hope there next album is as good or better than this. Expand
  4. GregS
    Mar 6, 2006
    10
    Evolve or Die! Disturbed has already chosen to evolve.
  5. Jun 1, 2014
    10
    This is easily one of the best albums I've ever heard, every song is memorable and full of emotion. I remember listening to it as a kid withThis is easily one of the best albums I've ever heard, every song is memorable and full of emotion. I remember listening to it as a kid with my father, so perhaps at least some of it is sentimental. Regardless, It's an album that everyone should give a listen. The quality of the recording isn't the best I've ever heard, but that's not unheard of given the genre. Expand
  6. DME
    Nov 20, 2011
    9
    "Believe" is aCD that gets better with each listen, so be careful not to misjudge it. When I first heard it, every track sounded the same."Believe" is aCD that gets better with each listen, so be careful not to misjudge it. When I first heard it, every track sounded the same. Now I am able to see the diversity in the album. My favorite tracks are "Prayer", "Believe", "Intoxication", and "Bound". There are no bad tracks. Great album that any hard rock fan will enjoy. Expand
  7. cotyr
    Oct 4, 2004
    6
    this cd wasnt even near my expectations the sickness was an awesome cd but this cd went downhill alot from their sound when they first came out

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