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Band
Disturbed
Title
Believe
Type
LP/EP
Company
Reprise
YOR
2003
Style
Nu/Rapcore
3/5/2003 - Review by: Guest
Disturbed - Believe - reviewed by: Alcohollica

Track Listing
1. Prayer
2. Liberate
3. Awaken
4. Believe
5. Remember
6. Intoxication
7. Rise
8. Mistress
9. Breathe
10. Bound
11. Devour
12. Darkness

Disturbed released the follow up to their 2000 double platinum debut, "The Sickness," with "Believe," a record which shows the band has greatly progressed and has shown that Disturbed are a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal.

"Believe" hit shelves in September 2002 and went platinum within a couple of months. The album has quite a few contrasts in comparison to its predecessor, "The Sickness." Quite a few electronic and processed sounds were evident on the first LP but on "Believe," that sound is almost completely abandoned leaving the four members of the band to pound your ears with their choppy riffs, brooding bass, thunderous drums and a vocal styling that can best be described as passive agressive.

David Draiman, frontman, shows that he's more than just the "monkey sound" with range, melody and more. Additionally, his aggression comes through in many of the songs on the disc. The blend of which is perfect. The disc itself has an underlying theme, and that theme is belief. Belief in mankind, the world, faith, etc. The idea of unity is heavily portrayed in songs like "Prayer" and "Believe." Other tunes range from a warcry for peace in the Middle East ("Liberate") to what the band likes to call their metal anthem in the song "Rise."

--Alcohollica 3.5.03



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Not as aggressive as the last and has a couple slower songs. Dave's voice is good on the slow stuff as well as the heavier. Hopefully they don't follow the standard corporate path and make half the songs on the next album ballads. --Nailer 3.5.03

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DOR
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REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
10000 Fists
2005
Reprise
Frank Hill10/28/2005
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Believe
2003
Reprise
Guest3/5/2003
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