Sound — 8
This is System's best album so far. The Armenian trio has made some of the coolest sounding metal riffs in the past five years.
Lyrics — 10
There are dozens of metaphors and symbolisms in Malakian's lyrics, and Serj's voice is very versatile. He can go from a calm singing to a strange moaning to a manic yelling.
Overall Impression — 8
This is a very good album, and I recommend it to anyone who likes metal. System of a Down is one of the few bands in metal today who aren't considered nu-metal losers.