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System of a Down
System of a Down
System of a Down
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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This debut by the L.A.-based quartet is a hybrid of explosive rap-metal, politically incendiary lyrics, and wide-ranging cultural influences. The members are of Armenian descent, but their diverse stylistic background tran...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: System of a Down
Title: System of a Down
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646892428, 5099749120921, 766484828928, 074646892428

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This debut by the L.A.-based quartet is a hybrid of explosive rap-metal, politically incendiary lyrics, and wide-ranging cultural influences. The members are of Armenian descent, but their diverse stylistic background transcends easy cultural labeling. Singer Serj Tankian's throaty roar competes with any mosh-pit rocker around, but his real trademark is his emotional wail and refreshingly melodic singing, especially on songs such as "Spiders" and the condemnatory "P.L.U.C.K." Guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan lock in tight on the capricious arrangements of "Know," "Ddevil," and "CUBErt." Their musical diversity runs wonderfully wild on "Sugar" and "Suggestions" with dizzying shifts of style and intensity. The tracks "Peephole" and "War?" reveal the band at perhaps its eclectic best, with vaguely Eastern European-sounding guitar riffs, passionate battle cries, and samples provided by legendary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin. --Mark McCleerey

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Mindy H. (Marubuci) from LAS VEGAS, NV
Reviewed on 10/3/2006...
For those who like their music with edge, System of a Down certainly provides it! This is one of their earlier works, yet I recognized some tunes heard on the radio in the past.

Great CD, but I just happen to have two of 'em (a real problem when your music collection exceeds a certain size).
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Return to Teenage Years
Eric S. Kim | Southern California | 09/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was an avid listener of this SOAD debut back when I was in High School. Now, as I return to the album, I can still get a kick out of this kick*** music. Everything from Serj's energetic vocals to Daron's awesome guitar melodies really stand out. The songs "Spiders," "P.L.U.C.K.," "Know," and of course "SUGAR" are some of my all-time favorites. Thanks, SOAD, for creating this great first album.

Grade: A"