发行厂牌: Giant Records / Wea
由光头大汉David Draiman，发色最多变，脸上穿洞也最多的吉他手Dan Donegan，从小到大死都要留长发的贝斯手Fuzz及胡子可以跟Fuzz头发比长的鼓手Mike Wengren等四人合组之团Disturbed（骚动乐团），他们的音乐除了具有强而有力的音乐节拍，超高分贝却不失旋律性的流畅度外，主唱Daivd 独特的唱腔，更是让Disturbed 有着深刻印象且加分表现的优质Nu-Metal团，David时而平缓，时而嘶吼，时而失控的神经质演唱方式，一一将他们所阐释愤怒、不平、黑暗、阴沉等事物，藉由声音的表现，完全的让听者无须经由了解歌词，即能确切的感受出来，不时鸡皮疙瘩起来。
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut...even if it is nu-metal!, October 1, 2005
By A. Stutheit "Teyad" (Denver, CO USA) - See all my reviews
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)
Even now that nu-metal is about as popular as flannel, I firmly believe that "The Sickness" is a great debut (one of the best debuts this side of the year 2000) from one of nu-metal's best bands. Disturbed's follow up album, 2002's "Believe," is more mature than this C.D., but "The Sickness" is more imaginative. And it's full of raw aggression, off-the-wall energy, and catchy songs (almost every one of these songs is very catchy). "Stupify" has vocal hooks, whereas many of the other songs (i.e. "The Game" and "Down With The Sickness") have cool, fast scat (by frontman David Draiman). "Voices" is another highlight (it has stutter-step rapping and syncopated riffs), as is "Fear" (which has eerie electronics and a mosh-pit ready, fist-pumping chorus) and "Shout 2000" (which is a louder, more pissed off version of a song originally done by a band called Tears For Fears). Finally, with violent lyrics and mean vocals, "Meaning of Life" is a good anthem to listen to when you're mad at the world.
It may not be the most innovative or mature album ever, but this is essential nu-metal and a must have for everybody who has 1990's nostalgia. The bottom line is if you hate nu-metal, it would probably be wise to give "The Sickness" a wide birth, but if you do like this genre and this band, or if you are willing to listen with an open mind, you should really like this C.D.
2. The Game
4. Down With the Sickness
5. Violence Fetish
10. Shout 2000
11. Droppin' Plates
12. Meaning of Life