Believe - Disturbed
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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. On Believe, Disturbed takes the sort of jump that their heroes in Soundgarden and Pantera made after their respective breakthrough records.
  3. One of the best hard rock albums of 2002.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
  3. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. matthews
    Jan 6, 2003
    10
    Just plain good
  2. EdgarC
    Dec 21, 2002
    10
    best album I've ever heard, they are true rocker's not like other wanna be rock bands.
  3. LucifertheSeductive
    Dec 14, 2002
    10
    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
  4. 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 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
  5. PeterF
    Aug 2, 2006
    10
    This band rules, there so different from every other band i love it
  6. 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 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
  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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