Sound — 9
The sound of hypnotize is like listeing to any other SOAD, but more punkish. Hypnotize uses a less crazy metal and more controlled than normal (I'm not saying that SOAD is crazy metal). This has a more surfer california style too. The guitar in Hypnotize is crazy awesome. Serj does completely amazing but normal SOAD, but different sound a tiny bit, great album none the less.
Lyrics — 10
Amazing. Many lyrical contreversial songs on this album, great messages through them though. Kill Rock N' Roll (track 3) is about Daron running over a bunny. Through it's lyrics you could only harldy see that. Hypnotize is about all of our lives being controlled by all the goverment, and TV blinding us that truth. Incredible lyrics.
Overall Impression — 9
One of their best, not as good as toxicity, but it amazing sound to the whole album is great, same with the lyrics. same SOAD though, great album, but too pop.