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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
It wasn't a lie when System of a Down said the packaging for Mezmerize and Hypnotize would slot together. Released in November 2005, roughly six months after its counterpart, Hypnotize does indeed feature a tri-fold design. But the extra cardboard slotting's a little extraneous, as are some of the sonic parts on both albums. Truth is the motor for System's spazzy, modernist thrash. It drives the boiling rage in Hypnotize's "Attack," "Stealing Society," and "U-Fig"; on "Holy Mountain," it inspires SOAD to transform the sad facts of genocide into the album's most vicious, powerful, and arresting moment. Of course, truth also drives SOAD to make passionate, if slightly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
It wasn't a lie when System of a Down said the packaging for Mezmerize and Hypnotize would slot together. Released in November 2005, roughly six months after its counterpart, Hypnotize does indeed feature a tri-fold design. But the extra cardboard slotting's a little extraneous, as are some of the sonic parts on both albums. Truth is the motor for System's spazzy, modernist thrash. It drives the boiling rage in Hypnotize's "Attack," "Stealing Society," and "U-Fig"; on "Holy Mountain," it inspires SOAD to transform the sad facts of genocide into the album's most vicious, powerful, and arresting moment. Of course, truth also drives SOAD to make passionate, if slightly screwy, decisions: Serj Tankian's ADD sputter of "eat 'em eat 'em eat 'em eat 'em" and "banana banana banana terracotta" on Hypnotize; Mezmerize's detour into celebrity baseball game outtakes on "Old School Hollywood." These moments are head-scratchers, no doubt, but they're integral to the experience -- System of a Down confound and irritate even as they rock. And it's precisely because of that weird aggression/aggravation dynamic that Mezmerize/Hypnotize is as strong a concept/double album as metal can offer in 2005.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828767501024
  • Catalog Number: 75010
  • Sales rank: 149,963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Attack (3:06)
  2. 2 Dreaming (3:59)
  3. 3 Kill Rock 'N Roll (2:27)
  4. 4 Hypnotize (3:09)
  5. 5 Stealing Society (2:58)
  6. 6 Tentative (3:36)
  7. 7 U-Fig (2:55)
  8. 8 Holy Mountains (5:28)
  9. 9 Vicinity of Obscenity (2:51)
  10. 10 She's Like Heroin (2:44)
  11. 11 Lonely Day (2:47)
  12. 12 Soldier Side (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
System of a Down Primary Artist
Daron Malakian Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Shavo Odadjian Bass, Group Member
Serj Tankian Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
John Dolmayan Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Rick Rubin Producer, Audio Production
David Schiffman Engineer
Daron Malakian Composer, Producer
Shavo Odadjian Composer
Serj Tankian Composer, String Arrangements
John O'Mahoney Digital Editing
Vlado Meller Mastering
Vartan Malakian Artwork
Mark Mann String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You Have To Buy This!

    This is one of System's best CDs. It has a similar sound to Mezmerize, but some of the songs are like Toxicity(album), too. It starts off slightly heavy, but cools down at bits. It also has a very interseting case, connecting to Mezmerize to form a painting by Vartan Malakian, Daron's father. If you have Mezmerize and not Hypnotize, I would suggest that you buy it, and if you're getting Hypnotize and don't have Mezmerize, I would suggest that you buy Mezmerize also. The music and vocals on this CD is wonderful. Unlike in the past, we hear a lot of Daron's vocals on this CD, which adds an interesting touch. If you are a System fan you have to get this!

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