Metal had hit a bit of a low patch at the turn of the century, grunge killed off hair metal but then when grunge kind of ate itself there wasn’t really anything else to fill the gap. The old guard classic bands would always be putting out great albums but there wasn’t anything new. Then we got what was termed Nu Metal and it came from all directions and as with punk everyone got lumped in whether they fitted in the box or not, that is why bands as diverse as Korn, Limp Bizkit, P.O.D and Disturbed all got the tag. Disturbed were really good, it was fucking heavy and obviously driven by Dave Draiman’s voice. The Sickness is a land mark album and it has aged brilliantly.