Mezmerize review by System of a Down

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  • Released: May 17, 2005
  • Sound: 6
  • Lyrics: 6
  • Overall Impression: 2
  • Reviewer's score: 4.7 Poor
  • Users' score: 8.5 (388 votes)
System of a Down: Mezmerize
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Sound — 6
One word - horrible! This is coming from a huge absessed SOAD fan, this ablum was absolutley horrible. It is just not good, it isn't SOAD at all, they keep making music like this and they defintley will loose their #1 fan. Me, I love System but this album was so different in a bad way. Daron got a new guitar which sounds like s--t, Shavo's bass is obsolute on this album. BYOB, was great Cigaro is good, This Cocain good and Lost In Hollywood was ok. The rest sucked!

Lyrics — 6
Daron, you are not the singer, Serj is. Serj Tankian is the s--t at vocals but Daron Malakian tries to get in way too much on this album he ruins the danm album.

Overall Impression — 2
If this was stolen I would buy it but only to complete my SOAD collection. All their other albums are way better, BYOB is the best song on the album and probably their best song ever but the rest blew ass. Hate the softness of it, hate the lyrics were even more. Buy it if you like SOAD but be warned - it's not SOAD as you know them!

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