Believe [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - 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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - 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.
Rolling Stone - Greg Kot
Believe represents a skillful, if calculated, variation on the melodrama-meets-mayhem formula that has been driving the most commercially successful new metal in recent years... At last, new metal has its answer to Depeche Mode's Black Celebration.
Entertainment Weekly - Josh Tyrangiel
No nü-metal sounds on this Chicago band's solid second album, just old-fashioned drum bombs and Master of Puppets-era guitar fuzz. (B-)

No nü-metal sounds on this Chicago band's solid second album, just old-fashioned drum bombs and Master of Puppets-era guitar fuzz. (B-)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/2002
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624832027
  • Catalog Number: 48320
  • Sales rank: 19,736

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prayer (3:41)
  2. 2 Liberate (3:29)
  3. 3 Awaken (4:29)
  4. 4 Believe (4:27)
  5. 5 Remember (4:11)
  6. 6 Intoxication (3:13)
  7. 7 Rise (3:56)
  8. 8 Mistress (3:46)
  9. 9 Breathe (4:21)
  10. 10 Bound (3:52)
  11. 11 Devour (3:52)
  12. 12 Darkness (3:58)
  13. 13 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Disturbed Primary Artist
Alison Chesley Cello
Fuzz Bass
David Draiman Vocals, Voices
Dan Donegan Guitar, Keyboards
Mike Wengren Drums
Technical Credits
Tony Adams Drum Technician
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Mick Haggerty Art Direction
Disturbed Arranger, Producer
Johnny K Producer
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  • Posted October 31, 2010

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    Found a niche

    Disturbed finally developed it's own sound instead of sticking with one similar to the likes of Korn and numorous heavy metal bands. They have deeper lyrics compared to last time around. No longer are we dropping plates on anyones backsides or mentioning being in the house like some forgettable 80's rapper. Thank god. I wasn't too thrilled with the rap rock portions of "The Sickness." Plus, as another listener mentioned, Draiman had a surgery on his vocals so that he can actually sing now and not just growl. I'm in love with the songs 'Awaken' and 'Remember'. Their newest album, "Asylum," is also legendary.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    the best album iv heard in decades

    disturbed is the best of the best disturbed is the next metallica/megadeth/slayer buy all of disturbeds albums they are all the best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    disturbed is one of the best bands in metal music today

    i love all of disturbeds albums but i gotta say this is my favorite one by them lets hope disturbed does more albums like this one david you are the heart and soul of disturbed please make more albums like beileve

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blows "The Sickness" out of the water!!

    I have had this CD for two years now and it is still my favorite!! Awesome sounding singing and not much really harsh screaming or electronics, which were the two things that dragged Disturbed's decent first album, "The Sickness" down. Awesome guitar, awesome vocals, awesome everything. I seriously suggest picking this one up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best CDs on the market

    I've always been a bit picky when it comes to music; And it is a rare thing when I find a CD that I can listen to from beginning to end, and not feel the need to skip to the next song. This CD is one of the rarities, that shows us the flexibility and capability of Disturbed to put out an amazing album. This is a must have, even if you're not a big Disturbed fan; it does not disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beeter Than The Sickness

    All the songs on the album were good, which wasn't the case on The Sickness. All the songs are heavy, some with a little peacful elements, like Awaken and Darkness. All around great album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Insanely Awesome CD, Devour and Remeber the Best

    Disturbed is a very cool band. the best part is they're unique, and in the second album they don't scream all the time, not to say that screaming is a bad thing, but it makes it easier to listen to around weary parents, lol. Unique Drums too, I am a drummer of 2 years, and love it. an inspiring CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Believe

    whoops i meant the song "breathe" but bound is chill too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Believe

    i bought this cd and it rocks! i dont regret buying it at all. the best song ever is "bound" but every song is awewsome!!! BUY IT NOW OR DIE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Even better than The Sickness

    I didn't hear anything about this CD. I just ran into it in the store. I liked the first a lot so I took a chance and bought the second. I haven't stopped listening to it yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is insanely good stuff

    This album suprised me when all the songs on here were good unlike other albums where the majority of the songs were not so good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    From Anger to Emotion

    The sickness was filled with songs that you can STILL hear on the radio such as "Down with the Sickness" and "Stupify". This CD, Believe, was quite different. Disturbed went from nu metal to alternative metal. David's voice had certainly gone very vocal, but the change in genres made this CD not as good as the first. It could've been so much better if they used the mix of alternative and nu metal like in The Sickness. There are so many spots where shouting could've made it better, especially "Bound". Basically, its a good CD but could've been better if Disturbed went the Sickness direction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    Well, i am going to have to disagree with the other reviews of this cd, because it is simply unbelievable. It shows incredible versatility that was missing from The Sickness, while also remaining true to the band's hard-core roots. Draiman's vocal ability is absolutely amazing, and in "darkness" particularly, he shines. With this much talent, the band would not be true to themselves if they didn't explore different sounds and allow their sound to mature, which is what they've done, and they have done it VERY well. Every song is amazing, so you should definitely check this out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disturbed: Believe

    Not a bad album, but not the best. It has it's good points ("Prayer", "Remember"), but some of the songs I just can't get into. My favorite song is the slow but sadistic, "Darkness." It rocks without being heavy at all. I had this album burned for me, I wouldn't buy it. Thanks for reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Here's where Metallica's sound went

    Ever wonder where Metallica's edge and rage went? We've found it! The things that made Metallica stand out from the crowd are what Disturbed has in its possession. Passion, originality, rage and a knack for delivering a subliminal message about the state of our society. "Prayer" is a solid opening track, but the standout song here is "Remember". While more polished and refined than "Sickness", what we see here from Disturbed is a natural progression of a good band becoming great! A powerful, compelling, hard to resist jackhammer of an effort that will leave you sweating and out of breath at it's end. Prepare for the onslaught!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    4 stars to Disturbed great job

    The reason I gave disturbed four stars because the rock was better than the first one. My top three songs from the CD were Prayer, Awaken, and Rise. And once again 4 stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disturbed Becomes Refined

    The Sickness was great for what it was. Disturbed decided to take a turn at putting out a more structured CD, shedding a lot of the raw power present on the first release. If you really have any sort of appreciation for deep lyrics, melodic vocals and music, you will find this to be one of the better releases of this year. If you expect more screaming and heavier riffs, stick with The Sickness, otherwise you will be disappointed. You can't really blame a group for wanting to evolve and put out something a little different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Weak Offering

    Believe is very thin.. As much as the pre-hype touted how hard the band rocked, this CD is like a half deflated balloon.. I don't know what the hell the singer was thinking on this one.. He turned into an attempted vocalist instead of the screamer we all liked on "The Sickness" Chicago music rocks, but this one is a letdown..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Believe it Sickness is better

    Distrubed's new Disc is not nearly as good as the Sickness. This one is a bit to bubble gum and I think they are trying to go after a bigger audience with this one. Where are the songs that made Sickness so great? I am disappointed in this and wanted something a bit more harder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Amazing CD

    At first I was not wheater to buy the CD or not but when I did, one word sums it up: AMAZING. Many different sounds and great rythem make this CD a must buy for anyone, espcially fans of Disturbed.

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