12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

System of a Down’s fifth album is incisively nuanced, with chunky overdriven hooks and groovy percussion breakdowns. Their thrashy tendencies are balanced by singer Serj Tankian’s dramatic melodies, and a knack for dynamics means they sometimes trade fury for subtlety, making the best tracks both stunning and pummeling.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

System of a Down’s fifth album is incisively nuanced, with chunky overdriven hooks and groovy percussion breakdowns. Their thrashy tendencies are balanced by singer Serj Tankian’s dramatic melodies, and a knack for dynamics means they sometimes trade fury for subtlety, making the best tracks both stunning and pummeling.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 Ratings

Karmapolice911 ,

POP!?

Excuse me, this is not pop. Pop is defined as anything that pretends to be, but is not, music. This is in fact music, and good music at that. Metal ≠ Pop. No dice. Lern sum dikshunarys.

That being said, buy it.

All Shall Perish!!!!!!!! ,

READ THIS REVIEW

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY IDIOTS WRITING REVIEWS. and many have been incorect System Of a Down Aren't breaking up, but they are taking a break for a few years. I AM POSITIVE SO DONT LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO SAY ARE BREAKING UP. THIS ISNT THERE LAST ALBUM.

4 this album I give it 5 stars, but dont listen to it over and over again or it will drive you crazy

BEST TRACKS: Attack, Dreaming, Stealing Society, Hypnotize

Oh and to the people complaining about lonely day you are just plain ret@rded. If System Tries one slow song there is no reason to freak out i meen ITS ONE SONG not a whole album. Personly I think Lonely Day is pretty good

The Monkeroo ,

SOAD triumphs

This is a great album. Not quite as good as Mesmerize though, it's a bit harsher.

1. Attack: A fast-paced song. It's kinda weird and not as artistic. 7/10
2. Dreaming: Pretty good music. 9/10
3. Kill Rock 'n Roll: This is the best song on the album. The intro is awesome, it almost makes me cry. 10/10
4. Hypnotize: Most mainstream. It's not their best. 8/10
5. Stealing Society. Intro leaves a bit desired, but when the lyrics go in, it's great. 8/10
6. Tentative: It's okay. 7/10
7. U-fig: I don't really like this one. 5/10
8 Holy mountains: Pretty good. It's like aerials, a bit more fast-paced in the bridge. 9/10
9. Vicinity of Obscenity: Good music. Lyrics are a bit nonsensical. 9/10
10. She's Like Heroin: Almost as good as Vicinity of Obscenity. It's really musical. 8/10
11. Lonely Day: Best mainstream song. It's very sad, and it has an awesome solo. 10/10
12. Soldier Side: Great beat, and very emotional. I love it. 9/10

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