this band is sometimes referred to as a "gateway" band along with marilyn manson, because it brings people to heavier music such as death and black metal.
while it has achieved commercial success, many "true metalheads" respect the band for being better than other popular nu metal acts.
lyrics and music are well-written (compared to other mainstream bands) and are politically-influenced. the band is also known for its political activism with bringing recongition to the armenian genocide of 1915
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 is unique. They are definitely in the top 10 bands out there, due to their intelligent, deep, political lyrics, blended with amazing vocals, and excellent guitars. I highly recommend the song "Toxicity" to start out with, just as an experimental taste, and if you DO like them, get the albums. Me, I hope they continue to tell the truth about america in their deep, philisophical melodies. (They've been around since '95, too, just is anyone wanted to know.)
Chick: Yeah, it kicked ass, where can I get some more?
"Yes, but I killed him without mercy."