Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Clean copy. No marks or writing. Expedited shipping recommended. Small, visible scratches. Case shows signs of wear. Not in original case, no artwork.Every purchase will benefit global literacy.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$8.75
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: A 1 Express
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Hypnotize
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Hypnotize


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Prime Members Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, November 22, 2005
"Please retry"
$7.00
$2.98 $1.98
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Essential Music Essential Music


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Attack (Album Version) 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Dreaming (Album Version) 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Kill Rock 'n Roll 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hypnotize (Album Version) 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stealing Society 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Tentative (Album Version) 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. U-Fig (Album Version) 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Holy Mountains (Album Version) 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Vicinity Of Obscenity (Album Version) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. She's Like Heroin 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lonely Day (Album Version) 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Soldier Side (Album Version) 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon's System of a Down Store

Music

Image of album by System of a Down

Photos

Image of System of a Down
Visit Amazon's System of a Down Store
for 49 albums, 6 photos, discussions, and more.


Frequently Bought Together

Hypnotize + Mezmerize + Toxicity
Price for all three: $21.58

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 22, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000BM6AVA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,791 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Hypnotize is part two of the two album set from System of A Down and the perfect complement to Mezmerize, completing one of today's most incredible bodies of work. Produced by super-producers Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian, Hypnotize is the ultimate killer rock album of the year. The album includes 12 new songs including the title track and hit single 'Hypnotize'. Columbia. 2005.

Amazon.com

Closing out the second half of 2005 just as its predecessor Mesmerize closed out the first, Hypnotize completes System of a Down's finest hour to date. The two albums form a lean and nearly perfect whole that places this Los Angeles collective in league with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Pink Floyd. System has created an enduring body of work that challenges conventional notions about the nature of the contemporary rock album. More practically, they have given listeners a fine second act that attacks and attacks hard, inspiring as much headbanging as vintage Metallica and as thought-provoking as the Minutemen and the Dead Kennedys. (Vocalist Serj Tankian's barbaric yawp sometimes calls to mind head Kennedy Jello Biafra.)

The album's first half features the most brutal, perfect and direct rock ‘n' roll that's come down the old mainstream this year: "Attack," "Kill Rock ‘n' Roll," "Tentative" and "U-Fig" lead the charge while "Holy Mountains" gracefully moves us toward this epic's final challenging moments. Latter tracks such as "She's Like Heroin" (Frank Zappa's idea of The Three Penny Opera) and "Lonely Day" fail to maintain the intensity heard early on but not don't prevent Mesmerize and Hypnotize from coming together as one of the most definitive heavy rock albums of the decade. --Jedd Beaudoin

Customer Reviews

Excellent song to end a great album.
...
I have to say that I have been a fan of System since their first release and with every album they just keep getting better and better!
Lisa
I don't even know why I like this song, but it's just so crazy I love it!
Snibor Tam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

110 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Adam Chupka on November 22, 2005
Format: Audio CD
A recent article in The Washington Post so accurately assessed that System of a Down luckily, and yet, unintentionally, rode the coattails of the nu-metal era, though it cannot accurately be limited to the definition of nu-metal. Indeed, with the near death of that obviously baseless sound, System of a Down, unlike Korn, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne, etc., remains a Billboard behemoth because this Armenian foursome possesses a truly unique formula.

The second half of its 2005 output, Hypnotize, to me, is much more of a logical step from Toxicity than the very good, yet still regressive, Mezmerize. Where that album toyed with a more tempered and simplistic formula, Hypnotize is a lethal dose of aggression and mayhem filtered through a refreshing maturity in the songwriting department.

Possibly throwing a middle finger to the critics who question the musicianship of the group, Hypnotize contains System of a Down's most impressive technical performance since its self-titled debut, hands down. I mean, in no way has this become a technical band, but the songs are far more dynamic, the time signature changes more frequent and complex, and the riffs noticeably more intricate. In fact, "Lonely Day" (not one of my favorites) contains a solo from Daron, which should put to rest the critique that he has limited ability while simultaneously highlighting the fact that he obviously does not believe in shameless self-glorification over song quality.
Read more ›
10 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
67 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Rubin Carver on November 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Well, after Mezmerize left me with a great, but ultimately far too small taste of the new direction System is now taking, I of course had to wait impatiently for this second half to be released. I loved Mezmerize, and aside from the somewhat mediocre "BYOB," I thought it could compete face to face with any of System's other albums. It wasn't perfect, in my opinion, as it had some of System's laziest lyrics. But it was still a shocking revelation of how much System has grown and matured. Instead of slowly deteriorating and giving in to the wishes of short-sighted marketing executives like almost every other band from this era of metal, SOAD continues to create art and progress. For a more in depth opinion of Mezmerize, I have written a separate review, but of course this is a review of Hypnotize.

...and to be honest, I was disappointed upon first listen. The songs just wouldn't gel for me, didn't grab me emotionally like the best songs on Mezmerize. But this turns out to be a bit of a grower (albeit it a very fast one): three spins and I was hooked. Sure, it doesn't resemble the self-titled in quite as many ways as Mezmerize did. But it takes those elements that Mezmerize brought back into the equation and develops them even furthur. The frenetic, progressive Mr. Bungle-esque time shifts and dissonances are more seamlessly combined with the melodic sentiments carried over from the Toxicity days to create a new sound of sorts. System is going forward and won't be looking back anytime soon.

One major difference between Mezmerize and Hypnotize is variety - while Mezmerize had a more interesting variety of different sounds ("Old School Hollywood," "Cigaro," and "Question" for example,) Hypnotize shows a more cohesive sense of flow.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Fairless on November 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Hypnotize, the companion CD to Mesmerize, completes a double album of the best music that System of a Down has ever created. This second half offers stranger and at times much more discordant tunes than Mesmerize. That is what is so good about it though. Hypnotize's themes are a little bit darker than Mesmerize's so the music is naturally darker. Many of the tracks are reminiscent of the older tracks of the original album. The sound, however, has evolved immensely with extremely complex guitar riffs, multiple layers of sound and amazing vocal harmony. The accompanying lyrics are also outstanding. You may find yourself headbanging and shedding tears in the same song. It's hard to describe everything that makes this album so awesome. If you like any of System of a Down's previous CD's, then you should buy Hypnotize...NOW!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cheyanne Welsley on March 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Ok I guess I will throw my two cents into the mix here. I am forty five years old and I have been listening to metal/rock since the '70s when I was in high school. So I bestow the following compliment with great caution keeping in mind the awesome stature of Hendrix or Zepplin, or any other rock/metal band - you fill in the blank. This was one of the best rock albums I have ever listened to. The music was complicated, well written, carefully orchestrated, and at times mysterious. I cannot remember a rock group that could "switch gears" so seamlessly going from long discordant perhaps 64th note phrases to a sudden group of very melodic half notes - many times in a different key. And in the middle of it all Daron and Serj juxtapose their very different voices to match the storm of music swirling around them. The effect created reminds me alot of John Coltrain's sax runs - a flurry of horizontal, vertical and diagonal notes, but somewhere down the middle is this beautiful humming theme. The best song on the album is Holy Mountains - a mysterious violin laced gut-wrenching seven minute rock symphony which may well go down as one of the finest rock songs ever penned. The first time I heard this song I thought to myself that System could have written an entire album using this single theme a la Tull's "Thick as a Brick" or "Passion Play." In any event this is great music. Enjoy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
So, how many of you enjoyed Vicinity of Obscenity?
It's a funny song. I love it! Got it on my ipod! :)
Sep 1, 2007 by Katherine Spence |  See all 4 posts
Out Of Place
System of a Down is it's own genre of music in many ways. Overall it is rock, but there are also infusions of metal, pop, middle eastern influences, pan flute (bonus track of Toxicity), ragga, techno, and some things that just seem to defy categorization. They were on MTV, but really didn't... Read More
Jun 12, 2009 by Victoria Jacobs |  See all 2 posts
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?