Why is System of a Down such a good band? Let me count the ways...
1.) All of their band members are awesome at what they do. Daron is renowned for his creativity with the guitar, Shavo is a great bassist who is very entertaining to watch, John is as fast and talented a drummer as anyone out there you can name, and Serj speaks for himself, with one of the coolest voices in metal music.
2.) SOAD doesn't rely on corny "extras" that nu-metal
is known for, like turn tables, goofy sound effects and bad attempts at rapping. Their success is owed solely to their talent.
3.) They're not angsty like most nu-metal bands, and they don't whine about how depressed they are or how they feel like they're going insane... if you want that BS, listen to Slipknot and Linkin Park. The subject matter of System's music is abstract and spans many topics and issues.
4.) They have a sense of humor and innovation. Some of their songs are simply weird and funny. They're definately not afraid to do something different, and it works for them.
System of a Down is so much better than other nu-metalers that it makes people wonder if they could even be called nu-metal.