Mezmerize (studio album) by System Of A Down
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Mezmerize is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by System Of A Down on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by System Of A Down is Toxicity which is ranked number 293 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,318.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is phenomenal the whole way through and its short run time means there are literally no skips on here. The musicianship present on here is simply mesmerising, it is infectious and complex allowing for explorative listens but also casual listens. It is so easy to be completely swept away by the energy and passion on this record as they create such a powerful atmosphere that you can't help but feel engulfed by. It amazes me every time I listen to this record as it really does a fantastic job at dragging you into the music and making it feel personal. You are never really given a respite from the energy either except for right at the close where they slowly ease you out of the record with the brilliant album finisher of Lost In Hollywood. Furthermore, the vocal is fantastic with the delivery of their lyrics being full of weight and authority and while it may not be as lyrically good as Toxicity there is still a load to look into on here. Instrumentally, it is stunning from start to finish with the drums and guitar performances being amongst the best I have heard in this genre. The guitar alone is filled with so much passion that it could carry this album by itself but it doesn't need to as the quality is matched in all other areas. Overall, I was not expecting this record to be as consistent and cohesive as it was but the music did the talking and proved to me that this is one of the greatest albums ever made.
The only album I've ever heard with absolutely no filler, I would choose to listen to any song in this album individually.
-B.Y.O.B. (of course)
-This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song
Very consistent album, but lacks the quality tracks that Toxicity has. Highlights are BYOB, Question, This Cocaine. Can't help but get a kick out of Cigaro too.
Their sound in this album is all over the map, but in a good way. They are balancing between their typical aggressive style, a softer, melodic ballad-ish side and some weird stuff that may seem over the top (but why would you like SOAD if you don't like weird). In terms of lyrics they combine social-political criticism with their unique sense of humor. This is my favorite album by them. Overall, 80/100.
Riffs. Rhythm. Melody. These guys are king of it all. There's no one that sounds even remotely like them. Totally unique. Every album they've put out is full of great tracks and this is no exception.
Another awesome SOAD work here. I didn't like it as well as Tox or Hypnotize, but still really enjoyed it. Such a unique, heavey, and all around awesome sound. Favorite track was probably Old School Hollywood. Just had some charm about it.
Very solid album top to bottom. Some lyrics are forgettable though.
Similarly to Hypnotize, I love how Tankien uses his voice. Combined with Malakian's great songwriting, this album is everything you want from System of a Down. B.Y.O.B. stands strong as one of their best, as does Violent Pornography. There are some filler tracks, but no tracks that I skip on every listen. As a whole it is a good listen.
This is my favourite System of a Down album. It is their most consistent. There's not a single song on this album that I would skip, I love all of them. Every song is fantastic. Malakian took on a more prominent writing role with Mezmerize, and personally I prefer his writing style. It's highly unique and creative. The music is powerful in many ways and executed fluidly and brilliantly.
Malakian and Tankien's vocals compliment each other perfectly to create a beautiful and mad noise. Screams and harmonies are the strengths here. System of a Down show their technical prowess and the result is awesome. I love listening to this album, and it's one of the few that I can listen to start to finish and enjoy every single song.
It might not be the best S.O.A.D album but it's still up there.
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