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The Sickness 10th Anniversary Edition (Limited Edition)
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Celebrating a decade after their groundbreaking album, 'The Sickness 10th Anniversary' features the — original tracklisting remixed by Neal Avron and remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Stound, plus 2 bonus tracks 'Welcome... more »
Celebrating a decade after their groundbreaking album, 'The Sickness 10th Anniversary' features the
original tracklisting remixed by Neal Avron and remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Stound, plus 2 bonus tracks 'Welcome Burden' and 'God Of The Mind.'
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Disturbed's Debut Gets The Special Treatment For It's 10th A
Michael | FL United States | 03/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ten years seems like yesterday with the way time flies. I was a high school freshman when Disturbed's debut album came out, and it was one of the cd's I heard to help get me through high school. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, The Sickness was remixed by Neal Avron (who also did Indestructible) and remastered by Ted Jensen (Slipknot, Metallica, Bullet For My Valentine), and was repackaged with two bonus tracks ("God Of The Mind" and "A Welcome Burden," both recorded during the album's sessions, and previously available on soundtracks to Dracula 2000 and Valentine, and the Sickness import) and new expanded artwork as well as a nice holographic cover. Now, the question that previous owners of the original probably have on their minds: is it really worth it? Hell yes. The remixing and remastering does make a difference. What was raw and visceral is now even more upfront and more darker sounding in my opinion. I honestly felt like I was listening to a new album. Plus, if you weren't happy with the 47 minute and 47 second length, you've got two bonus tracks that push it over 54 minutes. All in all, if The Sickness is your choice for favorite Disturbed album, then you should get this."
Good way to give back to the fans
E. Phillips | 03/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was really cool of Disturbed to re-release The Sickness. And it's not just a double dip to make a quick buck. You don't see many bands do this. The entire album is remixed and remastered and you can definitely tell. I've played certain parts right after another and there is clearly a difference. It's slightly more crisp and clear. The bonus tracks are certainly a nice addition and they're not filler in any way. They fit in with the album perfectly. Also included are new artwork and a promotional code for their official website. As for the album itself, I've never reviewed it before so I might as well. I personally think it's their best album and it's one of my favorite albums of all time. I love all of their albums but I feel their nu-metal sound on this album worked perfectly for them. My favorite song is Conflict. I feel their next three albums are about equal so I'm not going to bother ranking them. Overall, really nice re-release and one of the only ones I didn't feel ripped off buying."
A great re-release of a classic album.
Nate McCooey | Lockport, NY United States | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hark back with me, if you will, a full ten years ago this month. A then yet little-known band by the name of Disturbed hit the "nu-metal" scene with their debut album The Sickness and slowly took the rock world by storm. Their unique spin on a genre of music that was, at the time, slowly becoming stale and predictable with a swarm of Korn-wannabes stepping up was certainly refreshing. Granted their sound wasn't TOO original, but it was definitely a break from what was becoming popular. The band (vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, then-bassist Steve "Fuzz" Kmak...who has since been replaced by John Moyer, formerly of the Union Underground...and drummer Mike Wengren) formed a powerhouse quartet, and that was evidenced by such pulsating, rhythm-driven singles as "Stupify," "Voices," and the anthemic "Down With The Sickness."
A decade and three more studio albums (Believe, Ten Thousand Fists, and Indestructible) later, not a whole lot has changed. The band's sound has improved by leaps and bounds since the original release of The Sickness, with Draiman's vocal abilities more pronounced than ever before and Donegan's ever-impressive soloing, but through it all they have remained true to the style that got them where they are today. With this re-release of their debut record, the band is symbolically saying "thank you" to all of the fans who have been with them since day one. The remastering of this album makes it sound like it could have been released last month instead of ten years ago.
Songs like the singles I mentioned above, as well as "The Game," "Fear," "Shout 2000," and "Droppin' Plates," sound as great and are as fun to rock out to as they were when The Sickness originally came out. But this release is more than just another useless double-dip that so many bands are fond of. Along with the original twelve tracks are: a special lenticular piece which alternates between the album's original cover and an image of the band's mascot "The Guy," a code for the band's website [...] which grants users access to clips of the recording process for their yet to be released fifth album, and two bonus tracks, "God of the Mind" and "A Welcome Burden." Granted these two additional songs were available on a couple different movie soundtracks several years ago, but it is nice to have them here as well. If you've never heard either of these, give them a listen as they are certainly among the finest in the group's catalog. The only surprise here was that the release listed Fuzz as one of the members of the band after he has long parted ways with them, but I assume this was done solely for maintaining the debut album's integrity amongst fans.
The band, in the liner notes, thanks its fans for all of the support over the last ten years. No, thank you Disturbed, for crafting some of the most memorable and rocking modern metal tunes of the past decade.