System Of A DownMezmerize

Label:American Recordings – 19075865611, Columbia – 19075865611, Legacy – 19075865611
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style:Nu Metal


A1Soldier Side - Intro
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
A5Radio / Video
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
A6This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
B1Violent Pornography
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
Lyrics ByS. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
B3Sad Statue
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
B4Old School Hollywood
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*
Music ByD. Malakian*
B5Lost In Hollywood
Lyrics ByD. Malakian*, S. Tankian*
Music ByD. Malakian*

Companies, etc.



Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

Recorded at The Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, CA and Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed at Soundtrack Studios, New York, NY and Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Mastered at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY.

© 2005, 2018 & ℗ 2005 Columbia Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 190758656113
  • Barcode (Printed): 1 9075-86561-1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): 19075865611A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): 19075865611B
  • Matrix / Runout (Lyric sleeve): 19075865611SV1
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, stamped): 24216 1A 19075865611
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, stamped): 24216 1B 19075865611

Other Versions (5 of 79)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Mezmerize (CD, Album, Digipak, Embossed)American Recordings, ColumbiaCK 90648US2005
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Mezmerize (CD, Album, Digipak Embossed Cover)American Recordings, Columbia, American Recordings, ColumbiaCOL 519000 2, 5190002000Europe2005
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Mezmerize (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc)American Recordings, Columbia2796-94477-1US2005
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Mezmerize (LP, Album, Picture Disc, Limited Edition)ColumbiaCOL 519000 1UK2005
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Mezmerize (CD, Album, Repress)American Recordings, ColumbiaCK 90648Canada2005
  • LECO.FM's avatar
    Not as impressive as Toxicity (my copy is the 2018 US reissue), sadly. There's some surface noise easily noticeable on A1, both A5 and A6 have clipping on some vocals, but it's important to indicate that this already happens on the streaming with Radio/Video (Tidal Master being the comparison). Gladly, the songs' style and structure make this less abrasive to the ears, but it's clearly there. The vocals by the end of B5 are affected, as well, and here it's quite easier to notice (while the streaming version at least masquerades it more efficiently).

    Overall, the streaming version sounds more detailed specially considering the additional instrumentation, so the vinyl becomes more of a souvenir and still lacking at that, since there's no special treatment to the (single) jacket with its very pixelated cover, additional info, photos, anything but an inner sleeve.


    Pro-Ject X2
    with Audio-Technica AT-VM740ML
    VTF @ 2.1 grams
    Cambridge Alva Duo
    Edifier S2000 Pro
    • elegantcaste1's avatar
      Everyone seems to have issues with this pressing but mine sounds absolutely fantastic. Yeah, the production is a little tinny, but that's just a product of this time period in music. My copy is crisp, clean, and detailed, no distortion or clipping, and dead silent. Artwork quality is not fantastic, but I'm honestly just happy to own this on vinyl after all these years.
      • pistoniobandito's avatar
        I used to think this Press sounded like garbage, but recently changed my opinion.
        after upgraded my RPM1 to an acrylic platter and a 2M bronze all I can say is Holy Sheeeet it sounds better !
        Darons voice still clips for me at the end of side B, but maybe its my speakers..
        So anyways. The Pressing is great.

        • EMount91's avatar
          Seems to need some bass boost on my set up. Not a bad sounding pressing at all, but almost identical to digital. Not what I expected, because all 3 copies I own of their first 3 albums are some of the best sounding records I have.
          • mega_2122's avatar
            Seems to have really bad inner groove distortion, got it on my end and heard it in someone elses rip.
            • IH4N's avatar
              Not very good. Sounds a bit thin, and the pressing is just average (eg: noisy during the quiet parts). Nice to have it on vinyl, but not how I'd choose to listen to it.
              • hetsge's avatar
                Is anyone else missing label from side a? two more
                • dalemau5's avatar
                  Do the reissues sound better than the old picture disks? :0
                  • VinylAddict420's avatar
                    Any audio reviews? Need 10 words to post my question.
                    • ahhhghost's avatar
                      Is it just me or do certain parts sound incredibly brickwalled/compressed? Particularly the vocals. It's really apparent to me in songs like "Lost in Hollywood".



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