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System Of A Down

Like many late-'90s metal bands, System of a Down struck a balance between '80s underground thrash metal and metallic early-'90s alternative rockers like Jane's Addiction. Their dark, neo-gothic alternative metal earned a cult following in the wake of the popularity of such likeminded bands as Korn and the Deftones. Vocalist Serj Tankian, guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan formed System of a Down in Southern California in the mid-'90s. They quickly earned a strong following in Los Angeles, largely based on strong word of mouth. A three-song demo began circulating through metal collectors, and their fan base soon spread throughout not only America, but Europe and New Zealand.

By the end of 1997, the group had signed to American, then distributed by Columbia Records. American/Columbia released the group's eponymous debut album in the summer of 1998, securing the band opening spots on the Slayer and Ozzfest tours. System eventually went gold, and set up the September 2001 release of the even more ambitious Toxicity. System's second effort was another heavy music triumph, shaming the majority of their nu-metal competition and running away with multi-platinum honors. The quartet didn't slow down. Malakian started the eatURmusic imprint and Tankian a label called Serjical Strike; Tankian also collaborated with Armenian avant-garde folk musician Arto Tuncboyaciyan in a project called Serart. In November 2002 System issued the bare-bones but no less powerful odds 'n' ends set Steal This Album!; they also remained politically active.

By 2004, System of a Down was back in the studio with Rick Rubin. The bold result of those sessions was a single, epic album released in two parts. Mezmerize/Hypnotize kept System's furious creativity alive, incorporating the wild vocal melodies, lyrical passion, and rabid structural shifts that had become their trademark. Mezmerize, or part one, appeared in May 2005, while Hypnotize, its final section, appeared later in the year, and both hit the top of the album charts. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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True Metal...!
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oh my god this is true metal
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Don't read this because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life.However if you don't read this you will die in two days.Now that you've started reading don't stop.This is so scary.Put this on five songs in the next 143 min.When your done press F6 and your loves name will pop up on your screen in big letters. Trust me it works.
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I am 9/11
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You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life, however if you do not post this on about 5 other songs in 143 minutes. When you are done, press 16 and your love's name will come up on the screen in big letters. This is so scary it actually works.
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caleb ur a dumbass
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wilfc422
System of a down is L. A. Integrity( hardcore/pun k band)
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If anything, those lyrics fit the decision of those who had to jump from those buildings. Not those who crashed the plane into the building. They did that in the name of their god. Not for themselves.
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Caleb is clearly not of any form of intelligence .
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SOTD being all ARMENIAN have lost family in the 1915 GENOCIDE carried out by the TURKS.. Im also ARMENIAN.. our religion is CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX.. I say this because today is are 100th anniversary of the GENOCIDE.. if you ever wondered why SERJ has some angry lyrics this is why..he lost family BEHIND THOSE EMPTY WALLS.. I DID TOO!! AllisOne.. from dust to dust..
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A trippp "trust in my selfrighteou s suicide"oh yeah
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Thank you for all those that put Caleb in his place.. Serj and the rest of SOTD are Armenian.. Anyone who knows Armenian culture knows about The genocide from Turks.. This year is the 100yr commemorativ e . . Sytem doesn't bring it up as much as Serj solo.. I love these guys!! Thanks for donating the music for our video. Anyone interested ill send you a link.
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Oh my god Caleb. Self righteous suicide can be several different things. It might be right right to the person who did, and nobody else. Some times you never know. And while they do make the music, they don't really have much in the way of control when it comes to album release. Stop picking and choosing out of context. Why not give a listen to songs like Boom!, or BYOB. All anti-war/ter r o r . Yet another idiot looking for attention.
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oh yeah
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mmmontano
I love it
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gabbyr02
Love this song ♡
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allmonmax
Lol it changed "Serj Tankian" to Italian XD
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allmonmax
LOL it changed FRICKEN to stricken I hate auto correct
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allmonmax
Caleb's comments were stricken hilarious don't you know that Seri Italian and SOAD is against war/terroris m and are environmenta l i s t s .
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When I read Caleb's comments..I just had to laugh. That might be one of the funniest musical conspiracies I've ever heard. You my have friend have earned yourself a follow.
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Hell ya chop suey rules
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Caleb you're a retard.
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they might have known it was going to happen before it happened they might of helped plan it
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self righteous suicide is suicide bombing or in fact flying themselves into the twin towers
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they are terrorist listen to the song Chop Suey and it came out in September of 2001 before the 11th..... coincidence or planned?!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Propane? Pretty sure he says GROUPIE...
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Used to listen to this band in my car all of the time. Psycho, propane, cocaine, crazy
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Follow me and I won't follow you
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follow for follow
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Everytime I hear System of a Down I want to do a lot of drugs
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June 17th Clarkson Mi. DTE concert venue. Can't f**king wait.
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Steal This Album!=Crazy Fast Awesome+Nons e n s e Lyrics
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Every time I look in your eyes I am watching you die.
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What the fook..cut my song off
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I eat grass while listening to this. ;)
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this band is super cool
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Im glad i've lived long enough to hear GREAT music . Speaks the truth with nonholes barred(don't know if i spelled that right) anyway,its all good. And its kinda cool that memand my kids listen to the same thing!
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One of my favorite songs by them.
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fallon21126
It's like tool meets frank Zappa.
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F**KING LOVE this song man!! like a supernova being setoff inside!
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Love just about every song, my favorite either has to be forest or question though, the whole calm to angry change in the song is just amazing
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you depend on out protection yet you feed us live from the tablecloth!! !
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Listen closely to jet pilot... SOAD is singing about chem trails!!! I love system of a down, most of their songs are about controversia l politics or political things people overlook.
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Question gets me going crazy and so does Chop Suey!!
Love the Tempo in this band!!
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welsh.bryann a
Wake up! Grab a brush and put on a little make-up! Hide the scars that fade away the shake up! Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?!
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System took my thoughts away from suicide
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adonhauser
System of a down is the only band that calms me down anymore.....
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Wake up time to put on your make up
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LOVE THEM!
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Hell ya the system of a down the song prison song especially
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