July 08, 2018

Disturbed - Believe (2002)

*Standard pressing. A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Alternative Metal
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© 2002 Reprise Records
AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano
From the moment the jagged riffing of "Prayer" begins to pour out of the speakers, one thing is quite clear: Disturbed has learned to cut the fat. Their first record was a massively heavy affair, but at times the music was mired in somewhat needless passages. But on Believe, Disturbed takes the sort of jump that their heroes in Soundgarden and Pantera made after their respective breakthrough records. No longer depending on the choppy tempos and percussion-based riffing of the past, guitarist Dan Donegan has made great strides in expanding their sound to include more varied guitar work all around. Take the title track, which moves from a brutal chug to a sweeping chorus that suddenly stops in its tracks and turns into a winding riff that recalls the work of vintage James Hetfield. It's great stuff, the kind of audible theatrics that makes good heavy metal so visceral and potent. Draiman makes an appreciated and notable effort to stretch his vocal boundaries as well, and his performance is one of the most improved of the band. His clear wail is a more emotive vessel this time, while his gravel-throated bark still adds the trademark harsh element to the sound. All of this adds up to a deeply melodic, at times even beautiful treatment of the genre; the kind of record that makes a metalhead proud to be a metalhead. Highlights include the epic and slightly tragic "Remember," Draiman's savage yammering on "Liberate," the dynamic flip-flopping between razor-sharp aggression and spiritual contemplation on "Rise," and the understated power ballad "Darkness." Certain songs do sound a bit too much like other bands for their own good, but this is out of hero worship more than a lack of originality and doesn't affect anything significantly. In the end, Believe is a satisfying slab of aggression from front to back, filled with enough muscle and brains to render the minor faults irrelevant. Where many of the bands that came out at the same time have proved to be one-album wonders, Believe is proof positive that Disturbed is a force of metal that's here to stay.

tags: disturbed, believe, 2002, flac,

7 comments:

  1. Can you upload temple of the dog album

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    1. We don't take requests buddy. I don't own anything by Temple of The Dog and neither does Buck. Your best bet would be to ask Lass. If it's Grunge/Alternative Rock related, she most likely owns a copy on CD. She'll be online in a little bit. I'm going to let this slide. I don't normally respond to requests but I'm pretty sure Lass can help you out here.

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    2. I do have that album :) But babe, just like Sentinel said, we don't take any requests. That album will up in a little bit.

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    3. OK I understand and thank you I'm just new to this page

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    4. It's alright babe and welcome aboard the ship 😉😄 We'll see you around.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 09, 2018

    Even though you are not taking requests, still it's so nice to see you responded and even granted one. Thank you for all your uploads Lass, Sentinel and Buck! Salamat.

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    1. You're very welcome. Well, it was a special circumstance. I have the album so it technically doesn't count. 😌 Take care lovies 😉

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