this is where the hype ends from me. As you might remember, my nose was
in the gravel in respect when the first part of SOAD’s twin release
“Mezmerize”/”Hypnotize” was released earlier this year. Not
quite so this time around. I read all these reviews that praise this
album, and I have to disagree.
is simply not as inciting and catchy as “Toxicity” and “Mezmerize”,
and where the latter incorporated Daron Malakian’s voice to a suitable
degree, his at length annoying vocal performance is represented in
abundance on “Hypnotize”. It’s just a tad too much. Terj is just
the better singer of the two, please face it, Daron.
put it bluntly, only three songs really
cut it on “Hypnotize”, namely the opening track “Attack”, the
extremely atmospheric yet aggressive “