By Anthony Cannella
On this day in Rock history in 2005, System Of A Down tops American album charts with their fourth album ‘Mezmerize’. The album ‘Mezmerize’ was an instant success as it accomplished this accolade while only being released a couple of weeks beforehand. This achievement and how quickly it was accomplished should be no surprise, due to the fact that this intense and confrontational album was nothing short of a work of art. In addition to the quality of the album, Serj Tankian’s voice goes unmatched as it dramatically collaborated with co-vocalist and guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan. With this albums duration being about thirty-six minutes, it included hit singles: B.Y.O.B, Cigaro, Violent Pornography, Question!, and Old School Hollywood.
It is well known, that ‘Mezmerize’ goes in the books as System Of A Down’s most praised and highest rated album yet with a score of eighty-five. In addition to the ratings, this album debuted at number one on the charts in at least twelve countries, making it one of the most revolutionizing albums of its time.
What is your favorite song off the album ‘Mezmerize’?