System of a Down - Mezmerize
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Based on 12 reviews
2005 Ratings: #146 / 424
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Based on 232 ratings
2005 Ratings: #42
May 17, 2005 / Release Date
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BradTasteMusic
68
BYOB is on here. This rating is an estimate though, I still have to figure out my full feels.
AndroidQuality
81
I listened to toxicity last year, then all of a sudden I jumped to this album. The one thing that I really enjoyed were the vocals, which fully showed off Serj's range and ability, as well as Daron throwing his own into the mix. The instrumentation and production shined at some points, such as in Violent Pornography and BYOB, but overall they were just decent, nothing special. I really disliked the annoying bits of this album, like in Cigaro and Old School Hollywood, it really dragged my ... read more
Oxide
97
System Of A Down are a band that hold a rather special place in my heart. I was someone who never listened to metal music, and I had no desire to listen to the genre. A friend then recommended listening to the track 'Radio/Video', and that's when I was first exposed to metal music-System Of A Down and this near perfect album- 'Mezmerize'. The album to this day is my favourite SOAD record, and quite possibly my favourite album in the entire metal genre, and I have it to thank for opening my mind ... read more
MusicSucks
65
The biggest problem with the 2005 releases of System of a Down seems to be the guitar tones. Holy Hell, what was Daron (or whoever did them) thinking? This is totally ruining the soundscape for me. I remembered these songs sounding alright from when I was younger and edgier...
Obviously, this is not something I'll want to listen to frequently but I do have to appreciate, once again, the way Serj does his thing. Throughout the record, his vocals alternate between calm, aggressive, huge, ... read more
amelietur
96
Honestly, if it weren't for This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on This Song (and Old School Hollywood), this would probably be a 100 considering how long I've been loving this album. It's definitely my favorite SOAD record. Each song slaps one after the other, the excitement never stops and I'm all for it, always. It's such a fun album and it contains my favorite song of theirs: Radio/Video. I still can't believe how well they managed to mix rock, metal and reggae in one song. Lastly, the ... read more
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#20/Rolling Stone
#33/Gigwise

Track List

  1. Soldier Side - Intro
  2. B.Y.O.B.
  3. Revenga
  4. Cigaro
  5. Radio/Video
  6. This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on This Song
  7. Violent Pornography
  8. Question!
  9. Sad Statue
  10. Old School Hollywood
  11. Lost in Hollywood 
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