|2. The Game|
|4. Down With The Sickness|
|5. Violence Fetish|
|10. Shout 2000|
|11. Droppin' Plates|
|12. Meaning Of Life|
1. Voices (10/10) - Awesome fast paced song. One of my favs
2. Game (9/10) - This song grew on me untill I would repeat it several times
3. Stupify (10/10) - Tied for my favourite on this CD
4. Down With the Sickness (10/10) - The song that introduced me to Disturbed
5. Violence Fetish (8/10) - Awesome song but I tend to skip it every so often
6. Fear (7/10)- Another song that grew on me, Its great but one of the worst on the CD
7. Numb (10/10) - Tied for my favourites on this CD
8. Want (6/10) - I think this is the worst song on the CD, its still good
9. Conflict (8/10) - This song gets crazier and crazier, I love it
10. Shout 2000 (7/10)- Another song I skip alot, its still good
11. Droppin' Plates (6/10) - This is close to worst song on the CD for me
12. Meaning of Life (9/10) - I really like the ending for some reason
Overall my favourite CD ever. Stupify and Numb are two of my favourite songs ever and Down with the Sickness and Voices are freaking awesome as well. Theres nothing that I hate on this CD.
-I have no idea what "Nu-Metal" is supposed to be. I'd never heard the term until about 20 minutes ago.
-I don't watch MTV.
Now, with the preliminaries out of the way, let's proceed.
"The Sickness" is a chronicle of abuse and insanity, rage and revenge. David Draiman's idiosyncratic vocal style is perfectly suited to the subject, seamlessly blending lost-soul wails with primal screams. Fuzz' and Mike's rhythms range from plodding dirges ("Want" and "Numb") to frantic thrashing ("Violence Fetish" and "Enemy"). Dan's axe-work is mesmerizing on all tracks.
Strong points: "Down With The Sickness" explains the core of Draiman's issues, especially in the radio-edited break. "Droppin' Plates" is your basic Foxtrot-Uniform to all who told the band to not even bother (and for the ignorant out there, the title refers to weights; look at Draiman's build and you'll figure it out).
Weak points: "Shout 2000." Apparently it's now de rigeur for heavy bands to cover cheesy 80's pop; hell, my own band was guilty of the same. "Meaning of Life" is a drooling testosterone-fuelled groupie-grope that doesn't fit in at all with the theme of the album.
Summary: if you like your emotion raw and bleeding, buy this album. If you can't take it, don't.