Mezmerize - (Import CD)
System of a Down
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- Heavy Metal
- Mono / Stereo
- Rick Rubin; Daron Malakian; Rick Rubin; Daron Malakian
System of a Down: Shavo Odadjian (bass guitar); Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian, John Dolmayan.
Personnel: Daron Malakian (vocals, guitar); Serj Tankian (vocals, keyboards); John Dolmayan (drums).
Audio Mixer: Andy Wallace.
Editors: Dana Nielsen; Jason Lader.
Many rock bands talk endlessly about their "sound," refining a basic formula until it's either perfect or perfectly boring. System of a Down, however, developed a loyal fanbase with the opposite approach--the group mixes genres so freely that describing what their music sounds like is nearly impossible. Sure, SOAD is, at its core, a metal band, but on MEZMERIZE's first two songs alone, vocalist/guitarist/mastermind Daron Malakian and crew zigzag their way though Beach Boys-like stacked vocal harmonies, Anthrax-esque hardcore thrash, Cameo-style funk, and prog rock of a CARESS OF STEEL-era Rush variety. "Revenga" adds a touch of swooping Freddie Mercury vocal drama to the mix, while "Sad Statue" sports a guitar riff that sounds like a Greek bouzouki. Even sharper, tighter, and more ambitious than System of a Down's previous albums, MEZMERIZE makes for a consistently surprising listen.
- Country of Origin
- Columbia (USA)
- Studio / Live
- System of a Down
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Soldier Side [Intro]
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] B.Y.O.B.
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Revenga
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Cigaro
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Radio/Video
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on This Song
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Violent Pornography
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Question!
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Sad Statue
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Old School Hollywood
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Lost in Hollywood
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Rolling Stone (No. 975, pp.67-70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[E]verything on MEZMERIZE hits and splits with viciously honed purpose..."
Spin (p.101) - "Moods are muddled even more artfully on MEZMERIZE." - Grade: B+
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- Dave Shiffman
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