Getting into what may be our oldest throwback yet in the history of Immortal Music. This album came out on March 7 of 2000 and was the debut for one of the biggest names in metal, nu metal -whatever you choose to call them, today. The album we're discussing today is The Sickness from the wildly famous, Disturbed.
This album may be nearing its sixteenth anniversary, but its still widely loved. Its gone platinum four times over here in the US, and spent almost two full years on the Billboard 200 charts. It originally peaked at 29, and its the only Disturbed album to not hit number one on any chart.
Its very rare when a band's debut album is not only great from the start, but loved so deeply for so long. This album is a classic by far, and we don't even really have to point out stand out tracks backs everyone knows them.
Unless you've been living under a rock, that is. Chances are, you've heard this album and many other works from Disturbed, even if you haven't heard the whole album. Especially, "Down With The Sickness." Its everywhere! Its even been in movies like Queen Of The Damned, The One, Green Steet, and South Park, which is a show, not a movie, but still worth mentioning. That one is a classic all on its own, and we can safely say its one of those songs everyone knows even if they have no idea its by Disturbed.
A personal favorite for us is actually, "The Game." Can't really tell you why, because frankly, there isn't a reason. We just really enjoy it, its just catchy and we enjoy it. Enough said -we hope.
Then of course there's other classics like, "Stupify", which has also become a massive success all on its own, and "Shout 2000", which is actually a cover. The song was originally released in 1985 by a British band called Tears for Fears. Disturbed did a fantastic job on the cover, and this album in general.
It goes without saying that this album is badass. The success, and the album on its own speaks for itself. Go listen to it if you haven't -or just go listen to it again just because its awesome. Use it, and the other five albums from Disturbed, such as their latest one, Immortalized, to get hyped up about all of their upcoming events. Disturbed is on tour right now with Saint Asonia now through the end of March, and then will be going out with Nonpoint and Mindset Evolution until the festival season kicks in. The festivals begin properly in late April, and go through out the summer. Below is a list of every festival they will be playing, be sure to check out each one to see the full lineups and locations.
Ufest 2016, 98Rockfest, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma.
For any tour information, please head on over to Disturbed's official website.
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