Saturday, October 23, 2010
CD Review: System Of A Down Singer Goes Solo
The sound of the album's lead single "Borders Are..." finds Serj using an orchestra in place of his normal System Of A Down-type musicians. While the lyrics are enticing, his vocals don't work as well with violins as they do with guitars. The album flows between pop songs like "Deserving?" that gets a dance-beat thrown behind it and rockers "Electron." Serj Tankian does experiment with sounds throughout this album. "Gate 21" puts Serj's vocals up against a string quartet and just never seems to make an impact. The piano and vocals in "Yes, It's Genocide" is a better collaboration. The closest Serj comes to his System Of A Down sound is in "Left of Center." Those expecting a hard-hitting System Of A Down album will need to wait a bit longer while Serj extends his song-writing skills on this latest release.
Serj Tankian's fall tour has been postponed until further notice. Check back to serjtankian.com for news and updates.
Posted by JP's Music Blog