Hypnotize review by System of a Down

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  • Released: Nov 22, 2005
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.8 (1,157 votes)
System of a Down: Hypnotize
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Sound — 10
The sound and music in the last 2 albums (Mezmerize, Hypnotize) has changed greatly from the old System we all knew, their music has broken through more new ground than any band in the last 20 years. This album does not dissapoint, like Mezmerize it is unpredictable but the System sound is still there. Very cool little thing with the album the cardboard flap inserts into the mezmerize album to create a double CD.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics were as always very strange in the album not to say thats a bad thing that's just System, the harmonies well its soad so of course they are amazing but they were especially amazing in this album. Daron of course sings a lot like in Mezmerize and it really works for system, Serj and Daron both have amazing vocals, and in songs like tentative and She's Like Heroin they both shine.

Overall Impression — 10
99% of System fans would undoubtly call toxicity their best album, however Hypnotize is definatly in the same league, easily there best half of this double album, Mezmerize was an awesome build up to a great hypnotize. I truley believe System have changed the face of rock and just when you thought they cant do anything new, Hypnotize and Mezmerize come out and it blows you away, a must by for everybody.

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