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Believe is the second studio album by Disturbed. It was released on September 17, 2002. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it Disturbed's first number one debut, shipping over 284,000 copies in its first week. It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in the United States on September 23, 2008, the same day The Sickness was certified 4x platinum.

Release versionsEdit

A limited edition version of the album was also released, issued with a supplementary DVD and deluxe packaging. The album was also released as a DVD-Audio disc. It contains the album in MLP 5.1 channel surround (96kHz/24-bit) and MLP 2.0 (192kHz/24-bit) stereo sound. For backwards compatibility with non DVD-A players, it also contains 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition the disc contains the video for "Prayer", behind-the-scenes excerpts from the "Prayer" video shoot, footage of the band recording Believe in the studio, and fifteen minutes of highlights from M.O.L., Disturbed's home-made DVD.

ReceptionEdit

On the website Metacritic, Believe currently holds a score of 62%, based on nine reviews, stating the album has been met with "generally favorable reviews". Allmusic reviewer Bradley Torreano praised the album, stating that "On Believe, Disturbed takes the sort of jump that their heroes in Soundgarden and Pantera made after their respective breakthrough records." He also claims that, "No longer depending on the choppy tempos and percussion-based riffing of the past, guitarist Dan Donegan has made great strides in expanding their sound to include more varied guitar work all around." The website CultureDose.net states that the album is "One of the best hard rock albums of 2002." However, the album received criticism from Q Magazine, stating about the band, "Their shift towards a more traditional heavy metal aesthetic seems more a natural progression than an act of desperation."

Track listingEdit

(All tracks written by David Draiman, Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren, and Steve "Fuzz" Kmak, credited as Disturbed)

  1. Prayer (3:41)
  2. Liberate (3:29)
  3. Awaken (4:29)
  4. Believe (4:27)
  5. Remember (4:11)
  6. Intoxication (3:14)
  7. Rise (3:57)
  8. Mistress (3:46)
  9. Breathe (4:21)
  10. Bound (3:53)
  11. Devou (3:52)
  12. Darkness (3:56)

PersonnelEdit

  • David Draiman - vocals
  • Dan Donegan - guitar, keyboards
  • Steve "Fuzz" Kmak - bass guitar
  • Mike Wengren - drums
  • Alison Chesley - cello
  • Johnny K - producer
  • Andy Wallace - mixing
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Tony Adams - drum technician
  • Jeffrey Aldrich - A&R
  • Mick Haggerty - art direction, design
  • Stephen Danelian - photography
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