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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. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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. Blender
    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. Spin
    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: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. matthews
    Jan 6, 2003
    10
    Just plain good
  2. KevinF.
    Nov 22, 2002
    10
    On disc or live, nothing tops Disturbed.
  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 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. lovedisturbed
    Jun 14, 2003
    10
    i love disturbed and i love this album. gotta be one of my faves.
  5. PeterF
    Aug 2, 2006
    10
    This band rules, there so different from every other band i love it
  6. Sep 9, 2015
    10
    This was absolutely awesome. It's all good, it's all heavy, and a lot of parents will absolutely hate it even though it's pretty cleanThis was absolutely awesome. It's all good, it's all heavy, and a lot of parents will absolutely hate it even though it's pretty clean mainstream music. Trust me. That's all you need to know. GET IT NOW 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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