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  • Audio CD (22 Nov 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: American
  • ASIN: B000BM6AVA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Attack (Album Version) [Clean] 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dreaming (Album Version) [Clean] 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Kill Rock 'n Roll 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hypnotize (Album Version) [Clean] 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Stealing Society 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tentative (Album Version) [Clean] 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. U-Fig (Album Version) [Clean] 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Holy Mountains (Album Version) [Clean] 5:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Vicinity Of Obscenity (Album Version) [Clean] 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. She's Like Heroin 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lonely Day (Album Version) [Clean] 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Soldier Side (Album Version) [Clean] 3:400.99  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Darker and braver than ever 22 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
The long awaited (well, several months) second part of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize album by System of a Down is finally here – and is certainly worth the wait. A feast of dark, political songs await you with Hypnotize; the album is full of the originality that made System of a Down one of the most popular of the modern metal bands.
Hypnotize is markedly different from previous works of this Armenian-American band. The style of the music is more mature – strikingly so. It is, perhaps, not as heavy as previous works – but the vigour and energy of the metal genre is not lost here. Soaring riffs give way to haunting orchestral pieces, giving weight to the stark lyrics.
As with all other System albums, politics are the primary focus here – particularly war, with the Armenian genocide featuring prominently once again, particularly in the song Holy Mountains. The title track deals with the manipulation of the public, along with U-Fig. Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian combine in a risky but ultimately fruitful combination of raging and lamenting which strengthens the band’s message – one that becomes more obvious with each listening.
System of a Down have the courage to write bluntly about the controversies of American politics, combining their poignant argument with beautifully sculptured, passionate music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A continuation of recent form.... 8 Jan 2006
By KalteStern VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
..more than a return to their earlier style, which means that as on their previous album Mesmerize they are indulging in their (or perhaps mainly Daron Malakian's ability) to write strong melodies to incorporate into the usual metal formula. They also have the luxury of not one but two members who can actually sing (think how much and how many metal groups would be improved by the presence of just one!). And while some fans have criticised the use of Malakian as a lead vocalist on some songs, I don't think there is any risk of sidelining the quite extraordinary vocal phenomenon that is Serj Tankian - long may he wail; it just allows them the opportunity for vocal harmonies, which is a rare treat in this genre. Overall this album is less 'hard' than their earlier stuff such as Toxicity, but less lyrically light-hearted than Mesmerize, with fewer comic moments. Serj returns instead to some familar themes, such as the Armenian genocide, American foreign policy and the decline of cultural and spiritual values in the richest country in the world, which to me makes a welcome change from teenage alienation or simplistic bubble gum pop. With luck it should satisfy the headbangers while still being radio-friendly enough for a wider audience.
Musically, if you liked Mesmerize, you'll like this, but if you are one of those who feel they've gone a bit soft of late and yearn for the harsher days of their first album, you are not going to be satisfied.
The Duo-disc format gives you a DVD side which includes the videos for BYOB and Question, and a rather cut-and-paste 10 minute film of snippets of studio footage and what looks like edits from a forthcoming video for Soldier Side.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paralysed- with joy! 23 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
When I bought Mezmerise earlier this year- I loved it. When I heard that it was just the first installment and that a 2nd System album was out in the autunm, I couldn't believe my luck. I must admit, however, I did have my doubts over whether the 2nd release would live up to Mezmerise in terms of fun, quality and depth. Luckily the System lads have proven that can write more than 12 good tracks as they ram another 12 down our throats in this latest stunning installment. Quality lyrics, vocal harmonies that the three tenors would be jealous off and killer guitar riffs to complete a very mature, epic sounding album. System are one of the few bands I dont mind getting political with their material either. They have a good balance of fun tracks with crazy lyrics about terracotta pie & bananas compared to soulful ballads about war, death, drugs & lonliness. The albums combined (Which I assume could have been a 2 disc release?) are the finest releae by System since their self titled debut. I didn't go as much on Toxicity as I felt the tunes just weren't as catchy or melodic as the debut. Hypnotise is definately a return to the System I know & love. Theres also enough new elements thrown in to keep the critics happy, pushing forward the boundries of Armenian Metal. BUY IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit from the best band in the world! 22 Nov 2005
By Tubbs
Format:Audio CD
Thts right folks they have done it again!! Another peach of an album! At just bout the same length as "Mesmerize" its not hugely long but long enuff to be arrousingly gd! They tracks are all different and no two are the same. The Harmonies between Serj and Daron and flawless again with Serj back at the forefront for most of the songs vocals, (which he shud never have left if u ask me). Its a perfect 2nd part to "Mesmerize". Also the sweet little slip of card that comes attached to "Hypnotise" which slides into the case of "Mesmerize" helps the two part elbum really become a whole album as it joins the two together as a beautiful whole. Really guys!! If u have any taste in music u will buy this album!!!!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoy Meatloaf, you might like this
This band is new to me, and on the evidence of this CD, I'm not keen. 'Overblown' is a word that comes to mind. 'Camp' is another. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Graham
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2.0 out of 5 stars System's promised epic fails to deliver
In the year 2005 one of the most hailed metal bands of our generation promised two albums in the same year, and naturally fans started drooling at the prospect. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2006 by "intricateintegral"
2.0 out of 5 stars Where have SOAD gone???
I'm sorry to be so sour, but this really isn't anything to get excited about. System's last decent release - and by decent i mean the majority of the tracks being... Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2006 by D. Buttar
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypnotize
as you all know, this is the long awaited second part of the latest system of a down album. many (most) people were annoyed at this format, because of the long wait, but hey, its... Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2005 by Mr T R West
3.0 out of 5 stars An album you need to buy, but without the DVD.
System of a down realeased 'Mezmerize' earlier on this year which had critics raving on about it for ages, but some fans were dissapointed because their heavy sound of... Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2005 by Liam Lacey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better
one thing i have to say about system of a down they have an amazing LEAD singer and i cant stress that enough they dont need a second singer such as the guitarist who cant sing"! Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2005 by Declan Moriarty
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not the best
This is a pretty good album, when I first got it I was disappointed but after listening to it a bit more I decided to change my mind. Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2005 by "ndowningjames2001"
5.0 out of 5 stars SOAD
This is a brill album. It didn't appeal to me at first,but it grew on me. What people who hate this album dont realise is that system are a band which if u arent hooked on... Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2005 by fyui
5.0 out of 5 stars a good comeback
i think i'd like to do a better review than the previous sychophantic ones from the other reviewers. Read more
Published on 27 Nov 2005 by arto
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