I first heard David Dramian sing in 2002, and instantly fell in love with his voice. I'd bought the "Queen Of The Damned" soundtrack, and from the beginning was hooked on "Forsaken" and "Down With The Sickness". Although I loved those two songs, I wasn't quite prepared to venture out and get one of Disturbed's albums, in the fear of bitter disappointment. That was until recently; after friends of mine insisted I would love it, I succumbed and bought 10,000 Fists. I played the album nonstop for about a week before deciding to seek out more Disturbed. That led me to Believe
What is it about David Draiman's voice that I love so much? There is a unique quality about it, in which you would expect the music to be much heavier than alt-metal, but in discovering it isn’t, there is no feeling of disappointment. Draiman also has this ability to sing aggressively, and then just as quickly switch to singing softly. In some Metal vocalists it is a move that can not be pulled off successfully, but Draiman does it perfectly. This time around there are none of the 'jungle noises' that he made on their first album. His voice is less aggressive, and there is a calmness and mellowness, which may come from the fact Draiman's constant gutteral singing caused him to injure his vocal chords.
While Disturbed's music tends to be mixed with messages of nonconformity, self-empowerment and individuality, it also contains rage, disgust, menace and passion. This time around there is also a spiritual and religious theme to the album. The album cover is a combination of different religious symbols including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The cover art depicts a Star of David, a Pentagram, a Crescent Moon, and a Cross all superimposed on each other.