Serj Tankian, 'Imperfect Harmonies' (Serjical Strike/Reprise)

4
Imperfect Harmonies
Critical Mass
Label: Serjical Strike/Reprise

by christopherschultz

For his second solo album, System of a Down frontwonk Serj Tankian again coils his adenoidal, megaphonic vibrato around jagged art-metal, further exploring love in the time of "corporatocracy." After toying with the Auckland Philharmonia(2009's Elect the Dead Symphony), Tankian fully embraces orchestral arrangements on these paranoid anthems -- string-drenched, bombastic, willfully pompous, and composed with the subtlety of video-game end credits. Imperfect Harmonies plays as if Frank Zappa had lived to experience the glories of the Crystal Method, Ozzfest, George W. Bush, and Final Fantasy X.

BUY:

Amazonsrc="http://www.spin.com/sites/spin.com/files/imagecache/huge_page_view/site s/spin.com/files/amazon.jpg">

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Twin Shadow — To The Top " 03:20
  • 2 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 3 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20
  • 4 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54
  • 5 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 6 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 7 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA