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System of a Down has released their new single titled “Hypnotize”, also the name of their upcoming album.

The song has a completely different feel than other System of a Down music in that it is softer and almost “poppish”. Of course they mix it up with verses having different beats or guitar riffs but the sound is deliberate and a welcome change.

The lyrics of course are political and counter-culture. The song attacks the media and the entire fashion industry saying “Why don’t you ask the kids at Tiananmen square?

Was fashion the reason why they were there?”. The lead singer remarked that it isn’t right that a child molester goes to prison but as a nation we have no problem with Calvin Klein hiring a 13 yr. old girl and having her pose half exposed to sell some jeans.

I can see the point and agree with it partly. Yet, I think that child molesters are some of the sickest people on the face of the Earth and have no right to be out on the streets. I really enjoy the new song and hopefully the album will be more of the same.

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