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Release date: 2000
Style: Nu metal, Alternative metal


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01. Voices
02. The Game
03. Stupify
04. Down With The Sickness
05. Violence Fetish
06. Fear
07. Numb
08. Want
09. Conflict
10. Shout 2000 [Tears For Fears cover]
11. Droppin' Plates
12. Meaning Of Life
13. God Of The Mind [2002 Reissue bonus]
14. Stupify [live] [2002 Reissue bonus]
15. The Game [live] [2002 Reissue bonus]
16. Voices [live] [2002 Reissue bonus]
17. Down With The Sickness [live] [2002 Reissue bonus]
+ Stupify [video] [European bonus]

[10th Anniversary Edition bonus tracks]
18. God Of The Mind
19. A Welcome Burden
20. Stupify [live]
21. The Game [live]
22. Voices [live]
23. Down With The Sickness [live]

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Additional info
Dan Donegan - guitar
David Draiman - vocals
Mike Wengren - drums, programming
Fuzz - bass

Ted Jensen remastered the album for the 10th Anniversary Edition.

Guest review by
Axe Argonian

Considered by some die-hard fans to be the best work that Disturbed has ever recorded, The Sickness, the band's very first record, truly is not as impressive as its hype and success have pretentiously made it appear to be. Despite the fact that every man and his dog have heard successful songs like "Down with the Sickness" and "Stupify," The Sickness shows a lack of brain matter in songwriting and the unprofessional inclination to employ repetitive, mind-numbing guitar riffs. Yet, the sheer mindlessness is what makes The Sickness somewhat of a fun listen. So is this album actually worth a listen? That depends on how much one can stomach the nonsense.

published 13.11.2010 | Comments (22)

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Troy Killjoy - 20.01.2012 at 10:13  
  This was more or less the beginning of my metal journey... and in my opinion it receives a lot of unwarranted negative attention due to Disturbed being unfairly wedged into the nu metal scene. I still listen to a few songs for nostalgic purposes (same goes for Believe), and definitely enjoy singing along to a lot of the songs.

Perhaps it's fitting this comment reflects the end of my journey at Metal Storm.
3rdWorld - 20.01.2012 at 12:37  

Mr. Doctor - 20.01.2012 at 22:15  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.01.2012 at 10:13
Perhaps it's fitting this comment reflects the end of my journey at Metal Storm.

Goddammit Troy....
musicalkaratekid - 31.07.2012 at 18:47  
  I know Disturbed are a successful and everything...

...but this album is just plain bad. Only 'Voices' and 'Down with the Sickness' stop it from being the worst album I've ever heard.
Jaeryd - 16.02.2013 at 10:36  
Rating: 7 I'm with Troy, I would rate this album lower, but this was part of how I got into metal, and the nostalgia factor keeps me from viewing this objectively. Stupify and Meaning of Life are still fun songs; at least it's better than a lot of other shitty alternative metal out there.

This doesn't deserve as high as a 7 rating, but I can't help it. It's decent enough to earn the C grade.
Lião - 24.10.2013 at 06:35  
  First four songs are catchy, also the TFF cover.

Well, most time it was a common, copycat nu metal, but at least I found a enjoyable New Wave Band here

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