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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
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This is my favorite album.
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Serj Tankian is a musical genius
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This is some crazy $#!+. But I like it
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love S.O.A.D
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Fav song by them
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Love the album Mezmerize \m/
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Dude slipknot is on the level in nu metal next to Metallica in heavy metal
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listen to the words of right now by Korn. Then that leaves nickelback and slipknot, the other 3 being emo too. Nickelback was already proven to be one of the worst bands in history, while slipknot was so bad, they had to wear masks to show how bad it was. All 6 of those bands should never exist
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Music only changes an idiot. Goth music usually influence goth people. That's why most BVB and Paramore fans are so stuck up. I'm not saying they're bad, but the fanbase is what AGK'sRevenge is looking at. I hate emo, but not emo music, as I say it's ok, but it's nothing like Godsmack or SoaD or Korn
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And i listen to marilyn manson and all of that other stuff and i dont cut :3
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@AGK'sReveng e 3 4 2 slipknot, korn, and obviously nickelback is not goth -.-
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Nu metal is great. If you remove Nickelback, BVB, Slipknot, Korn, SoaD, Marilyn Manson, and all other goth music, it would be flawless (no flaw pun intended). Quit cutting yourselves and just listen to anything not of that nature
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Even though this band has a lot of popularity, why do I always think that they're still kind of underrated? Great band too, just started listening to them and I am not disappointed .
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I accidentally sung Ravenga all day last week oops
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Plus honestly, Pandora is not wide and deep per artist. It's wide and deep on the whole. I'm listening to s**t that is amazing or blows me away across genres. You still need to go buy your favorite artists catalogue ;>
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Matt do as I did and create multiple station's that include system as a secondary group for the station and she 1 does come on like and bookmark the song
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Okay I love SOAD, but this radio sucks. I have played over 50 songs so far and not a single one was from them. This is really starting to make me mad. Pandora is honestly starting to suck and get crappy now.
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ms.heather82
song always gives me the chills. great band
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Yep
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vanessag0106
F*ck you haters! SOAD ROCKS YOU MF. Haters gonna hate. SOAD freaking rocks \m/ ❤️❤️
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I hate this band with a passion
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my step dad's band is super awesome at playing this song!!!
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This song makes my spincter tickle
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Some music is bad for you, this is no different. They should be banned for ranting about america and making bad music
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rollineyes20 1 5
SOAD are the s**t. \m/
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Best band ever
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✨❤️✨
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⚡️♠️⚡️❤️⚡️♣️
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It's sad what the comments on pandora come to. It's 50% chain messages 30% bashers and only 20% people making what the comments are for.
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One of the best bands ever!! Original and relentless ..Their early shows were insane! Still great in concert.. Polished to perfection
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I love them. I found them on my moms ipod and i just cant get enough of them. But im wonderI ng why people have to be so rude on here. Jusy say i dont like this band and be done. SImple
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Why'd u leave the ketchup on the table?! XD
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nicko252008
Fat nutsac is a phag
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Hey genius ? What does you and SOTD being Armenian have to do with anything? I said anti American. See what listening to this screaming nonsense does? It diminishes your reading comprehensio n .
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Nutsac ur so ignorant its hard to lower myself to ur level! I'm Armenian and so are all SOTD.. Learn your history.. My mom teaches special ed if you need a tutor! You can ride the short bus and everything!
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Best band ever
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pop crap
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Agree. Get lost violet. No ones cares what you think.
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violetb7830
Jeez thanks @Rockerchick
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To all the idiots out there, what is the point in leaving a stupid, rude comments on an artist or song?? Is it because you don't have a life?? It's your opinion but if you don't like them that much don't listen to it... Change the f**kin station!!
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Mike Smith, can't get better than that, so true.
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Hey little sack its a hell of alot better then nickelback and justin beiber so stfu fagg. If its that bad then why do you listen to it. Hate these damn closet case f**gs.
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They take me away from the strangest places...SWE E T Danny and Lisa. Not sure if that's correct but that's what it sounds like lol
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It's kind of funny there's someone named Fat nutsac starting stuff on here, that name is just screaming "I'm just trolling with you guys"
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Not feeling it. screams way too much. Sounds like he's getting a bat shoved up his a** sideways while being electrocuted and liking it. Two thumbs down for these anti American a**holes
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Actually if you look at facts they are an Anti-war band. anyway I love the song "Old School Hollywood" it's different but an amazing song
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Got a problem with that? I didn't say anything that awkward. They are Anti american a**holes.
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Hi
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Tool...a real banger!
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