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System of a down, Mezmerize

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1477367

Disk length: 36m 56s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2005

Label: Unknown

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“Mezmerize” Tracks & Durations

1. Soldier Side (Intro 3:30
2. B.Y.O.B 3:01
3. Revenga 5:24
4. Cigaro 3:52
5. Radio/ Video 2:15
6. This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song 4:13
7. Violent Pornography 2:12
8. Questio 3:35
9. Sad Statue 3:24
10. Old School Hollywood 1:07
11. Lost In Hollywood 4:16

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Review

Four CD's and nearly ten years into their career, System of a Down continue to be the Gilbert and Sullivan of this generation, delivering razor-sharp political commentary via beautiful, quirky melodies and discordant harmonies.

The group has mastered the ability to be both successful and subversive--with 2001's Toxicity selling over six million copies and debuting at number one on the Billboard charts, their success in indisputable. As far are their subversive-ness, the lyrical content on Mezmerize is a solid stream of anti-war, anti-corporate and anti-celebrity sentiment. The disc's first single proves as beautifully schizophrenic as anything the band has released. "B.Y.O.B." opens with guitarist Daron Malakian's rapid-fire riff, then frontman Serj Tankian's anti-war screams of "Why do they always send the poor?"; less than a minute later, a nearly-surreal jump to a facetiously perky, beach party chorus that could easily be found on a Britney or Justin record: "Everybody's going to the party/have a real good time." Guitarist/co-songwriter Malakian takes increased vocal time on the disc, including the hilarious, size-obsessed "Cigaro" and celeb-slapping "Radio/Video". Witticism aside, musical and lyrical intensity peaks with the operatic "Question!" and the emotional piledriver that is "Sad Statue", the groupĀ¹s unflinching statement on war and Lady Liberty.

The only shortcoming of Mezmerize is, quite simply, that it is short. Clocking in at a mere 38 minutes, the reason given is that this release is one-half of a two CD set--with part 2, Hypnotize, expected in late fall 2005. --Denise Sheppard

Other Versions

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System of a down - Mezmerize

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 36m 33s (-1m 37s)

System of a down - Mezmerize

Tracks: 9 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 28m 12s (-9m 16s)

System of a down - Mezmerize

Tracks: 25 (+14 tracks), Disk length: 1h 16m 48s (+39m 52s)

System of a down - Mezmerize

Tracks: 22 (+11 tracks), Disk length: 1h 18m 8s (+41m 12s)