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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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I LOVE SERJ BUT KORN SUCKS DICK
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Love u so much and help me
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To all the s**t starters out there get a life we listen to these songs cause we like them now if you got some problem with this type of music be a man go listen to something else cause you p**sies can't change what music we like and if you can't do that then die in a hole with a dick in your a**
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I play Russian Roulette everyday ah mans sport! With a bullet called life! I WANT THE SYSTEM! ! !
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<(^.^<) sad statue (>^.^)>
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I agree. Their just full of hate. Prolly jealous because they aint s**t. Especially with fat nutsac. Dude needs some serious help.
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How about I solve a problem here. All yall who don't like an artist, song, or genre, don't f#$@ing comment ok. I aswell as a lot of others hate it. Take your hatred and critisism some other god damn place else ok?. Now stfu! PLEASE!
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Chocolate
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@Flyinghobo1 5 8

You racist motherf**ker . Why do you have to be disrespectfu l ? If you don't like them, okay cool and yes you are entitled to your opinions, but are you serious? Why the racism? God, I'm fed with f**kers like you.

~BloodxInked x P e n
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Hello how are you I feel sick this is decadence Dec endurance and I love you cuz I always miss you send
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Little fat nutsack what did i tell you? Stfu u wanna be
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My favorite one is 'lost in Hollywood'
If you guys don't know this song would play everytime pewdiepie finished a video x)
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I love them so much. I remember listening to them in 2012 and ahh I still love them so. My first song was "Toxicity" and when I had a vocab test the word disorder came up and I was fighting between myself to not get up from my seat and scream "HOW DO U OWN DISORDER?!! DISOOOORDERR R ! ! "
C: My second song was "Chop Suey!" and so on. Maybe they do scream and everything, but admi it who doesn't feel like screaming sometimes? They allow you to do it silently! (:
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i love chop suey best ever
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Bush* he isn't a beer brand.
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Busch took down the towers tell me he didnt....
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No awesome fu@$ing band and open mindedness is the one thing i begg you to look in to . Only then you will see what a country really is ... a business and we all work for one you are a very smart person and theres a reason for that i dont know but this band is the same all there saying is dont be a fool and see whats really going on as a responsible adult
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The only screaming nonsense is you fat nutsac
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Too bad he doesnt follow through with his comments. Would be amusing to see him try.
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lol at Fatnutsac. "this band hates America." the only thing worst than actually saying some like that is being that cliché
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Fav song Chop Suey if u don't like them its ur own choice
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Nothing but screaming nonsense. This band is anti American and can suck America's fat nut sac. They're music makes me want to gouge out my ears with a screwdriver. Lead singer looks like a dirty butthole .
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jeremy.lopez 3 1
SOAD is the $hit! Love their music!
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Favorite song soilders side and ciagro
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So that is not be in the way to see you can you can be a lot of a few months ago but I can you can you can you can get the other day of this message and the other use of a few months ago bug you can you can you can you can you are the new one of a few months ago but I can you can you up with a look for the way you can be in this email is not be in this email address is not the way to see you can get the way to see you can you can you can just to see if 9 on
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@flyinghobo y even leave a comment?
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MoMoo007 your an idiot! Saying "if u like soad then your down with jihad"! That's like saying because I banged your mom I only like fat chicks!
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rollineyes20 1 5
This song has been the s**t for me since middle school. Ultimate protest, but peaceful song towards sadistic blood hungry law enforcement :)
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austimik
screaming bulls**t. That's all this is
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:)
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fav song chop suey soad rules
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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You all have your own opinion, but it doesn't mean you can be a jerk and tell others what music is better ��
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What they where doing was trying to get people to open there eye to the u.s. gov. was doing and still is because you people sit there blind and think everthing they say is true.so open your mind before you hate just because you think there are gov. haters.
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SOAD is my favorite band of all time, F**K THE HATERS. These guys were my childhood, and they rocked every second of it.
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zac.boardman
Get em nutsac ... I liked them tell I saw them live and they s**t talked our military... Screw system
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Freak on a leash.. The only song I truly love from Korn because of that vocal solo in I belive 2:00.
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lol ignorant comment much? anti-america n band? the issues they address are common place in many places in the world, all be it, predominatel y in the western half of the world.
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Omg this band is life. #StraightInT h e C h i l d h o o d
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Ok, frankly, I'm sick of you, 'fat nutsac'. People can have their own preferences without you ordering them around. You're just a hypocrite with nothing else to do but make people feel bad about themselves. Although most System Of A Down songs aren't all that great, people can like what they want.
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Toxicity is my f**kin childhood, top ten albums of the 2000s
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Mofo ...very well put sir
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