Imperfect Harmonies (and Remixes) is Ironic
The title is not lost on me folks. The 2010 album, and 2011 remix album, of former System of a Down lead singer, Armenian-born Serj Tankian, is an abomination of good music. It is quite apparent, albeit covered by heavy autotune and loud instruments in the remixes, that Tankian can sing about as well as an American Idol reject that makes you cry from laughing so hard. However, I don’t know what’s worse, the voice that can break glass or the lyrics that are so shallow, all you here are the same words time and time again. New track “Godd*** Trigger” sounds like something straight from a horror movie, which is funny, because I was horrified and might have nightmares from listening to this EP. The only song I heard a distinct improvement on, and I use that term lightly, was “Goodbye-Gate 21,” where there were more guitar solos, which meant less singing. This was also the song that, if you know nothing about music, Tankian might actually sound good to you. If paired with a different songwriter, the lyrics could’ve been good given the overall themes of the songs. I have never listened to System of a Down, nor do I care much for their style of music, and it has become quite clear after hearing Tankian’s voice, I never will. If you care enough to subject yourself to it, I have supplied you with some Youtube clips of the songs on these albums. Listen for yourself, if you dare.
Goodbye-Gate 21: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZobdNXT0Za0