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SOAD has taken over my life!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Mezmerize (Audio CD)
Beware of System of a Down.
I used to pride myself in being pretty eclectic in my musical taste. I loved all rock music, the blues, classical, World music, and regulary attended folk festivals. I've got a record collection of several hundred which I played variously and regularly. But not any more.
Now, all I can listen to is System of a Down. I remember that fateful day, 2 years ago, when I first heard Aerials from "Toxicity", an album which I promptly purchased. This was followed swiftly by "System of a Down" and "Steal this album" (which I bought, nevertheless).
And now "Mezmerize". I've taped all four albums, and play them incessently in my car. At work, "Mezmerize" does exactly what it says on the label - mezmerizes. My waking hours are filled with Tankien's lyrics and vocals, Malakian's bewitched guitar, Dolomayan's thundering drums and Odijian's blistering bass lines. Even my dreams are sound-tacked by SOAD songs. I travelled 100 miles to see them in concert, never believing that they could replicate their albums live - but they did, and often improved on them with clever twists and variations.
So, mezmerized, here I sit, trying to pick out tracks which I like better than others, but cannot, as they're all equally magnificent. So I pick out ones which haven't been mentioned below. Radio/Video is just so singable, it penetrates the brainwaves and emits its lyrics in place of your normal speech. This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on this Song is so paranoia-inducing that I've not eaten fish in a month. Violent Pornography urges us to switch off our TVs and get a life.
And so I would, if it wasn't for the fact that I now live life focussed on 21st November, when Amazon have promised the next album, "Hypnotise", will drop through my letter box.
People are disappointed by "Mezmerise"? You want to hear Serj over Daron? Come on, people how can you make such crass statements? Mozart was incredulous when asked to improve upon something which was already perfect. SOAD must also hear such comments with confoundment. There is only one music now: and that music is System of a Down.
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Initial post: 18 Dec 2014 01:14:16 GMT
I totally understand what you are saying. I have just discovered them after hearing Arials , I can,t stop playing it ! I am obsessed . I have it on a loop on you tube, I go to sleep with it in my head and wake up with it in my head. Amazing !!!!
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