A band that created a unique sound by combining armenian and middle eastern elements with heavy metal. People accuse them of just screaming because they're too illiterate to read their lyrics or try to interpit them. Shallow preps hate them because their image is not as flashy as that of a rapper or pop star. Some hate them just because they're afaird listening to "unpopular" music would set them apart from the crowd. One of the few good metal bands in an industry poluted by nu-metal clones.
Me: Have you heard System of A Down?
Wigger: Fuck no, I don't listen ta dat shit, all they does scream about shit dat don't mean shit.
Me: Really, Have you tried to read their lyrics or interpit them?
Wigger: Read? Wut da fuck?! I don't read any shit! And wut da fuck does 'interaypit' mean?!
SOAD are who they are and they are not afraid to express themselves through their music. They're not goths, devil worshippers, or freaks, they are Armenians who combined musical influences to create a unique sound for their band. Many of their songs can actually be concerned poems because of metaphoric lyrics that can't be easily understood and need interpitation, While other songs are political with more easily understood lyrics. Political and metaphoric lyrics, don't you think that's kind of a lot compared to rap's "better lyrics" that usually don't go much deeper than "bling-bling" and "hoes".
Here's a short list of SOAD's musical influences:
Hip Hop(Your music)
No gothic or satanic influence, only ignorant fucks who barely get any exposure to non-pop or non-rap music would mistake them for goths or satanists.
SOAD hit songs includes: