After a healthy run on mainstream rock radio with "Stupify" from Disturbed's debut album The Sickness, Giant Records turned to promoting the disc's leadoff track, "Voices." This promotional single contains the album version as well as a "restrained edit" that might as well be called a "clean" edit since it clips an oft-repeated expletive. The track is a characteristic example of Disturbed's aggressive style, as the drums pummel, the guitar repeats a simple pattern, touches of electronic keyboards turn up here and there, and lead singer David Draiman howls angrily, declaring, "Someone's gonna die when you listen to me," and repeatedly asking, "Are you breathing now?" in the apparent hope that his listeners might stop doing so.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann