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Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Man those deep Serj growls are sorely missed on their later albums, seriously

deathschool
January 25th 2014


20394 Comments


Yeah. There's not a System album I don't like (at least to some extent), but there's nothing that comes close to this, really. And Serj is in his absolute prime here. Even though, it seems like at times he doesn't have complete control of his voice, it's just so raw and fucking passionate.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Agreed, I like all their albums too, but Hypnotize has some absolute shit on it with the gems

I like Steal this Album! as much as this though, to be honest

deathschool
January 25th 2014


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Steal this Album! is my second favorite. I guess it does come pretty close to this, actually. And Hypnotize has some bullshit on it, but it also has some stuff that is better than most of Mezmerize.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Steal this Album! is probably their most consistent effort if you ask me

The title track of Hypnotize, Holy Mountains, Soldier Side are some of their best

Otherwise, any song of Mezmerise >>>>

(except Old School Hollywood, holy hell that's bad)

deathschool
January 25th 2014


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Hahaha. I like Old School Hollywood. It's so damn heavy for no reason. I always feel like I'm losing my mind when I'm listening to it. I know that it's shit, but I still like it.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fair enough I just hate that melody, those robot vocals, everything... ugh

Let's talk about Question! what a tune that is.

deathschool
January 25th 2014


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Question! is one of those song styles I really wish SOAD would have done more with.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Among the best choruses I've ever heard, probably

Man Mezmerise/Hypnotize could've easily lived up to the previous three albums if they'd just made it one album with a tracklist like this:



Soldier Side (Intro)

BYOB

Hypnotize

Revenga

Cigaro

Holy Mountains

Vicinity of Obscenity

Radio/Video

Cocaine

She's Like Heroin

Violent Pornography

Question!

Lonely Day

Soldier Side

Lost in Hollywood



Not necessarily in that order but you know

ThrashTillDeath94
January 25th 2014


775 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

If these guys could commit to a tour, maybe then we could start thinking about a new album. Those

festivals they did back in 2012 don't really hint at any staying power to me. Supposedly they are

back from the hiatus, but they only played one show in the states for 2013, so what the fuck? It's

all up to Serj. He has the final say on the band's future.

Digging: Ihsahn - Arktis.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've heard Serj's solo albums and Scars on Broadway were pretty meh (haven't checked for myself though) so who knows what a new album would be like anyway?

deathschool
January 25th 2014


20394 Comments


Fuck Scars on Broadway. That band is shit. Serj's solo stuff is hit or miss.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pretty much what I thought

anyway DOOOO WEEEE DOOO WEEE KNOOOOOW

WHEN WEEE FLYYYYYY

WHEN WEEE WHEN WEEEEE GOOOOOO

DO WEEEEEE DIEIEEIEIE?!?!?!

deathschool
January 25th 2014


20394 Comments


I think Soil is my favorite System song.

tempest--
January 25th 2014


18400 Comments


idk I kinda got sick of this band once I turned 16

tempest--
January 25th 2014


18400 Comments


they were cool when I saw them live because I knew the songs and whatever but honestly I would be ok if they never released any new material

deathschool
January 25th 2014


20394 Comments


WHY THE FUCK DID YOU TAKE HIM AWAY FROM US YOU MOTHERFUCKER?!


FUCKKKEERRRR

FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKEEEERRRRRR

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Aw look at Lloyd all grown up

Agreed that I would be ok with them not releasing anything new because honestly I would expect it to be bad

But I dunno if I can ever get sick of WE WILL FIGHT THE HEATHENS WE WILL FIGHT THE HEATHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENS

tempest--
January 25th 2014


18400 Comments


you have to admit they're a pretty juvenile band

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


35038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I'm not denying that but that's why I love them

Songs like BYOB and Chop Suey! will always make me feel 12 and I love that

Also they have a great ability to go from juvenile songs to serious, emotional songs within the space of one album (Vicinity of Obscenity/She's Like Heroin compared to Lonely Day/Soldier Side is a good example) and I love that too



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