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Mesmerize by System Of A Down

Genre: Alternative Rock
Artist: System Of A Down
Album: Mesmerize
Production Company: Sony
Record Company: Columbia

Well known for their first hits “Chop Suey”, “Boom”, and “Toxicity”, System of a Down has kept with their same vulgar surprising lyrical content with their album Mesmerize, released May 17, 2005. With such songs titles like ‘Violent Pornography”, and ‘This cocaine makes me feel like I’m on this song”, it leaves the imagination wondering.

“Violent Pornography”, with such a provocative name it’d be assumed that the song would contain some sort of pornographic jargon, when in fact the beat you could nod your head to and the lyrical content containing repetitive verses throughout. “Question another song on the album on the other hand is based on some deep screaming lyrics talking about ghosts, berries, and flying, short and sweet and seemingly insane. 

With their hit “Boom” they sent a strong political message to the world and continued to do such with the new albums intro “Soldier Side” which is just a brief statement how “people all grow up to die” which is soon followed by the albums first song called “B.Y.O.B” which sends a strong political message with lines such as “Why don’t the president fight the war, why do they always send the poor?”. System of a Down is by far a unique band when it comes to their lyrical content, and they never seem to disappoint.

/ [Monika]

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