Top critical review
on 9 April 2009
First off, what the hell is the amazon guy talking about when he's reviewing this album! Reggae sound in violence fetish?! Progressive in numb?! Please, listen to Dream Theater if u want progressive! Stop makin it out to be something it's not! Anyway, pretty good album overall although its appeal did wear off a very little bit quite soon, but its 2009 and this was released in 2000 at the peak of nu metal! Anyone who says that David Draiman raps at any point is a moron, bullet fast vocals does not automatically constitute rap. For me, this album does have a slightly nu metal vibe; its the keyboard sounds, the style of some of the riffs and the song structure (who says you have to have turntables to be nu metal? korn were once considered nu metal). Droppin' Plates is certainly Limp Bizkit-esque! David Draimans vocals are what packs the biggest punch in this album, which is slightly lacking in the next 2 albums i think (although i have only listened to them a couple of times so far). Some of the music sounds a bit samey for the 1st couple of listens but then most songs come into their own and grow on u, like the emotionally filled chorus of "numb". What's this about Down With the Sickness offending Muslims? What's offensive about it? If they're interpreting the animal like sounds as some kind of racist noise then what the hell are they basing that on? Pathetic and narrow minded i say. Draiman's family are Israelian so are probably Muslim themselves aren't they?! This seems more of a rant than a review lol right to sum up, good aggression fuelled heavy album, great vocals, cool riffs. On the downside its appeals wore off slightly because of the fact that its getting on for 10 years old now but in its day it would've been an even better album and a 4 or 5 star.