Sound — 10
The Sickness, disturbed's first album, is quite a bit heavier than their other 2 albums. David Draiman is a lot more "aggro" with his singing style, and the music is a lot heavier. You can here this in songs like Voices, Down With The Sickness, Fear and Violence Fetish. The electronic beats and effects that they use in songs like Voices and The Game do complement the album well, and every member of the band did their job well to make music that works and fits with the lyrical style of David Draiman.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are a lot more angry than other albums. This can be seen in songs like conflict, on almost every line of that song is the word "enemy". Also you can really see this in Down With the Sickness, particularly near the end, the "Child Abuse" section of the song. It seems that David Draiman is, or at least was, a very angry person, and I know that one of the best ways to deal with anger is through song.
Overall Impression — 10
This is my second favourite album by disturbed, my favourite being ten thousand fists. This album truly fits the name, it is "disturbing" and only "disturbed" people such as myself would listen to it. Now if this album were stolen it wouldn't matter because I have it all saved on my computer. The only bad thing that I can think of about the album is the fact that they did a cover on it, on "Shout" none the less. Although it was very well done it really isn't disturbed's style to do that. At least "Shout 2000" isn't as bad as Land of Confusion though, I truly didn't like that at all.