Album: "The Sickness"
Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Review: Back in high school, I was anxious to hear some kind of new/nu metal other than Korn, and Disturbed filled the gap quite nicely.
The Sickness had the distinction of being one of the few albums I own where the b-side songs managed to be just as good if not better than the songs you’d hear on the radio. Down with the Sickness was catchy (and if you haven’t heard the Richard Cheese cover, you are missing out), but that long rant they used for the bridge always threw me off. It’s hard to rock out when the lead singer takes a break from singing to rant at his mother. The cover of the Tears for Fears song, Shout, came as a surprise. I never thought of it as being much of a metal song, but I thought Draiman did it justice all the same.
After hearing the album, I did want to be a Disturbed fan, but subsequent albums became less and less heavy. I no longer felt like the band was that “disturbed” at all. Now, they’ve turned from metal into whatever you’d call the shit that Linkin Park plays. Alright, maybe not that bad, but it’s still a disappointment.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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