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Old 06-28-2005, 01:34 AM   #1
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System Of A Down - Mezmerize

Does anyone here like this band? I've always been a bit of a fan and got Mezmerize recently. I thought it was actually a pretty good album, and if it was a bit more serious (see track 4 - cigaro. The chorus goes 'my cock is much bigger than yours') than it would be great. 3.5/5
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Great band. I made a thread on the new album when it first came out, and it got some good responses I think. I still like it a lot. Radio/Video is my fave. track.
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Yeah, I see the first week the album came out (June 14) it went straight to No.1
on Billboard's Top 40 Album chart ...

Last week (June 21) the album slipped down to the No.4 spot ...

This week (June 28) I see the album climbed back up to the No. 2 spot on Billboard's chart ... Maybe this band is worth "checkin' out" and "giving a listen to" after all !!
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Revenga is a great great great track
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I have the first 2 albums, with Toxicity being my favorite. I think that album is incredible.

Also, they are an excellent live act.

Don't have the new one, but might just go and get it.
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I have the 3 albums, pretty good all of them

this new albums is kinda addictive...
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I seriously don't mean to rain on anyone's parade here but this band and the lead singer's agonizingly horrible voice make me want to
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I can only take them in small doses. I have been listening to Mesmerize a little in the car. I am trying to see if it's a grower.
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they have a few good tunes, but this group is clearly more adept at growing interesting facial hair than they are at making interesting music.
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Yes, an enjoyable band that makes solid and enjoyable albums.
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I like the first two singles off of this album. System of a Down have become a sort of guilty pleasure for me, in that I don't usually like that type of music but I like them because they have a sense of humour. They don't take themselves too seriously. That said, I don't think I'd ever actually buy their album I just like it when I hear them on the radio.

Hey man, look at me rockin' out! I'm on the radio!
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3.5/5 ???

3.5/5 ?????

at least 4.5, i think.

The new album is fantastic. It's everything that System of a Down Do done almost perfectly with a little switch-up thrown in here and there for good measure.

Best of all the anger sounds honest and heartfelt. Usually I can't stand 'angry' music, cause it seems so canned. But this anger, despite the humour, is real.
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Yes, 3.5/5. I'm not a huge man of heavy music.

BYOB, Radio/Video and Sad Statue are my favourite tracks.
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I like the music okay, I think it's a pretty decent listen. I like their message too. But man, that "blast off, it's party time, and we all live in a fascist nation" line...

The way it's delivered and the words themselves just make me laugh. I think it ruins the song.

That being said, they are one of few groups these days that I can honestly say gives the impression that they have fun playing their music. And that is, by all means, a good thing.
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Well, I now see that maybe this band is NOT TOO GREAT after all, since I had to really search for this thread !!

okay, kidding !! ... but regardless, I did find it on Page 3 !!

Last night at work during my lunch hour, I heard a few songs by this band.
One of my co-workers actually brought in some mixture
of "Mezmerize" songs so I could give this band a listen to.

So, what I think so far is that I actually liked the music from Revenga and Sad Statue ... ...
I didn't quite hear the lyrics enough to know those songs entirely though ...
I'll have to keep listening for awhile yet ...

I'm gonna listen to Radio/Video and Question tonight as those songs I didn't get to hear ... just wasn't enough time ...

But, I absolutely could NOT tolerate Cigaro ... really a stupid song indeed !!
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