The Serj is back, but is his new album 'Harakiri' worth any cop?
With the likelihood of another System Of A Down album looking more and more like a distant dream, a third solo offering from frontman Serj Tankian is pretty much the next best thing. The first in a series of forthcoming releases, ‘Harakiri’ shares much with Tankian’s former day job in terms of approach, adopting a far punkier and up-tempo manner than you might expect. ‘Figure It Out’ could have been lifted off virtually any SOAD album, while the unusual melodies of ‘Cornucopia’ are deceptively catchy despite their slightly bizarre nature. Though occasionally difficult to digest, ‘Harakiri’ is nevertheless a worthwhile and intriguing listen.