Talk:Down with the Sickness

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Fixed It[edit]

This page had some random text and a stupid sounding quote from someone. I deleted them so the page is clean now.

Someone had changed "Down with the Sickness" at the start of the article to "Down with the Niglet". Which I have changed back. (Different to the edit above) A Magician (talk) 19:33, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

the live version intro[edit]

i just listened to the live version of the track for the first time, and i was shocked to hear an athan as the intro of the song. i continued listening to the track thinking it was some sort of blasphemy or about badmouthing islam, and i found it to be about some kinda child abuse in progress :s.. can anyone tell me what does that have to do with anything about the intro?! --PASSIVE (Talk|E-Mail) 04:31, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Well, from a historic perspective the Christian religion can be seen as the mother of the Islamic religion. Whether or not this song (or at least it's use in the live concert) is a commentary on the Christian-Islamic conflict I do not know though. --Painocus (talk) 18:58, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Heavy/Nu Metal?[edit]

Why arn't those listed as the genre. Its more (nu) metal then hard rock. DragonDanceSL 02:53, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

I am more impressed by the use of variations on the Bo Diddly beat. With apologies, genre is just a fanboy thing. (talk) 21:24, 5 October 2014 (UTC)Eric


I came to this page by way of South Park (who used the song in a recent episode), and I have to say that as someone unfamiliar with this band, this article made very little sense to me. For example, "The actual meaning behind the "child abuse" segment is based on society." I think I understand the writer's intent, but I can't be sure. And since I'm unfamiliar with the band and record, I'm not sure I should do any editing. But it could sure use some. Fightinwords

Fair use rationale for Image:Disturbed down with the sickness.jpg[edit]

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the scream first appears at 21 seconds into the song then again at 31 seconds so in the article it should state the one at 21 sec not 31 sec Thrasher6920 (talk) 14:46, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll fix that later, because I'm a lazy bastard right now, then. -- (talk) 20:20, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Kelson Bean

About the Song[edit]

Shouldn't this article have a section of what the song is about? Bradj47 (talk) 19:13, 20 May 2008 (UTC)BradJ47

i agree.arent there interviews or anything to go on? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:52, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Trivia sections[edit]

Please do not add trivia sections or trivial information here. According to WP:TRIVIA, trivia is discouraged on Wikipedia. Any trivial information or sections that are added will be removed on sight.--Almax999 23:59, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Chronology issues[edit]

The song is listed as the second single, released in October of 2001 and reflected in the infobox, while "Voices" was the third single, released in November of 2000 (likewise reflected in the Singles Chronology infobox). Is this some kind of error, or is there some odd-but-rational explanation for this? KirkCliff2 (talk) 15:10, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Septuple Meter[edit]

I thought I might point out that near the end of the song, where the singer makes references to child abuse/hating his mother over about a 40 second span, that section is, in fact, in septuple meter. This might be considered trivia on this page, but there was no discussion for the 'Wikipedia - Septuple Meter' article. If someone felt like doing some quick research for a citation, "Down With the Sickness" could be added to the list of songs partially in septuple meter, as well as possibly being mentioned in this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:46, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

This song is nu metal[edit]

It's obviously Nu metal. I'm adding nu metal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheMetallican (talkcontribs) 00:57, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Is it heavy metal too? PedR (talk) 22:41, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

"The 'abuse' section"[edit]

Echoing some of the comments above: the article mentions "the 'abuse' section" twice, with no explanation of what that section is. If you're going to mention it, some explanation of what it is, and perhaps an overview of the song itself, is called for.--NapoliRoma (talk) 19:40, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Is "The abuse section" really a good sample?[edit]

Why not "Get down with the sickness" or the intro? those are the more recognizable parts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:37, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Good idea. I replaced the sample used with a 28-second sample containing a bit of a verse and most of the chorus. MrS-ENGL1111 (talk) 20:44, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Cover art[edit]

The Down with the Sickness Album cover is wrong on this page, I am not sure who added this album cover but I will add the new album cover if I can edit it. If you look at the official disturbed website you can find the actual album over and if you have already bought the cd you can clearly see that it is not the correct album cover. The current album cover that is on this page is just a side part of the real cover, as you can see it is all black and does not have the "human" like figure on the front. (--Hummerinlove)

Music video[edit]

It seemed a little strange to have discussion of the music video near the beginning of the article. It's secondary media to the song itself. Article would be more effective if we finished discussing the song before moving on to the video. I moved discussion of the music video nearer to the end of the article. I also added an external link to the music video on the band's official page on YouTube. MrS-ENGL1111 (talk) 04:34, 13 November 2015 (UTC)