Album of the Day
With their fingers on the pulse of millennial tensions, Chicago quartet Disturbed rose to stardom with the release of their debut, THE SICKNESS. While the 2000 Giant/Reprise collection has all the heavy riffs and dark intensity that nu metal fans could ask for, it also features melodies and radio-ready hooks that will appeal to a wider audience – you'd be hard-pressed to name another hard rock band who could cover Tears For Fears so effectively. But it's the originals here that really stand out: “Stupify,” “The Game” and “Down with the Sickness” quickly became anthems for disaffected listeners, with frontman David Draiman's broad vocal range leveling all in its path. THE SICKNESS turns 20 years old this week, and the multi-platinum album remains Disturbed's most successful to date.