Let’s go through the songs one by one.
Prison Song: BUM
bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bananaba!
Great opening, great song, a bit simple though. 8.5/10
Needles: YOOOOOUUUUU! My tapeworm tells me where to go.
Decent song, awesome riff, weird and hard to explain. 7.5/10
Deer Dance: PUSHING LITTLE CHILDREN! WITH THEIR FULLY AUTOMATICS! THEY LIKE TO PUSH THE WEAK AROUND!
Great song, amazing riff, weak solo. 9/10
Jet Pilot: My. Horse. Is a SHCKled old man.
Very good song, amazing chorus, very unmemorable. 7.5/10
X: WE DON’T NEED TO MULTIPLY!!!
Incredible opening, fast pace, but you would have trouble convincing me this is a System of a Down song. 8/10
Chop Suey!: WAKE UP!!!
Iconic, amazing and innovative, but goodness it’s overplayed. 8/10
Bounce: JUMP pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo.
Feels out of place, but has a fast pace. 7/10
Forest: Take this promise to the end, CAW!
Great song, simple yet effective solo, but long. 8.5/10
ATWA ( air, trees, water, animals ): good song, intentionally sloppy guitar solo showing the confused fragments of the individual’s mind. 8/10
Science: This feels like a generic song until the halfway point. Then it feels like a precursor to Arto. 7.5/10
Shimmy: I WANT TO SHIMMY SHIMMY SHIMMY TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN YEAH!
weird one for sure. I like the frantic pace, though. 7.5/10
Toxicity: the best single of the album. It’s just pure System of a Down. Great solo, too. 9/10
Psycho: The solo. That’s all that needs to be said. Also very, at first, out of no where shifts in tone, and a noticeable theme and meaning. 8.5/10
Aerials: Great song, definitely feels different from the other songs. 8.5/10
Arto: a what. 7/10
Overall: second best album. 8/10