System Of A Down - Hypnotize – Vinyl Record
Hypnotize is the fifth studio album by American rock band System of a Down, released in 2005. It serves as the second part of a double album, with the first part being “Mezmerize,” released earlier the same year. The album continues the band’s signature blend of alternative metal, nu-metal, and progressive rock, while also incorporating elements of punk, folk, and Middle Eastern music.
Hypnotize features a diverse range of musical styles and lyrical themes, often delving into political and social commentary. The album’s sound is characterized by its aggressive guitar riffs, unconventional song structures, complex rhythms, and the distinct vocal style of frontman Serj Tankian. The band’s ability to seamlessly shift between heavy, hard-hitting tracks and more melodic and introspective moments is evident throughout the album.
Some of the standout tracks on Hypnotize include the energetic and politically charged “Attack,” the anthemic “Hypnotize,” and the hauntingly beautiful “Lonely Day.” The album also features the band’s experimentation with different musical genres, as seen in tracks like “Vicinity of Obscenity” with its quirky lyrics and reggae-influenced rhythms.
Lyrically, Hypnotize tackles a wide range of topics, from war and government corruption to personal introspection and societal issues. The band’s thought-provoking and often cryptic lyrics add an additional layer of depth to the music, inviting listeners to engage with the messages and themes presented.
The album received critical acclaim upon its release and was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries. It further solidified System of a Down’s status as one of the most unique and influential bands in the rock and metal scene.
Hypnotize serves as a fitting conclusion to the band’s double album project and showcases System of a Down’s musical prowess, lyrical depth, and ability to push boundaries within the rock genre. It remains a favorite among fans and stands as a testament to the band’s innovative and impactful contributions to the world of alternative metal.
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Kill Rock ‘N Roll
Vicinity Of Obscenity
She’s Like Heroin