a fairly mainstream alternative rock band. commonly associated with nu metal, because of its likeness to korn.
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
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
Hope was a big System of a Down fan until she discovered better music.
system of a down is , the fucking best band in all of existance..they are the best there ever will be and better than anything out..better then those shitty bands with crap lyrics singing about nothing..SOAD sings about society and corruption in politics things that MATTER not to mention the fact they have AWESOME guitarests and ever BETTER vocals! very original songs i havent heard ne thing like it...ever..simply put the best fucking band in existance..by the way its not pop dumbasses britney spears is pop....SOAD uncreative? HAHAH i laugh in the face of anyone that says that..no other band sings about what they sing about or play and sing like they do..Serj and Darren have such awesome voices and they sing great and Shavo John and Darren are great with their instruments..plus they have harmony in everyone of their songs..
system of a down owns all and all u pop/poser/rap bitches can go to hell
they r the Gods of today!
"System of a down rite tru lyrics, not sum lame ass crap rittin by an emo kid complainin bou tevrythin."
System of a Down are my favourite band. They have a very unique style so they cannot be put into any genre, but if i had to, i would say they are closest to alternative metal.
To the people who say that System's lyrics have very little or no meaning. Try reading the lyrics.
For the person who said about Cigaro. When they say 'my cock is much bigger than yours' and 'my shit stinks much better than yours' they are saying that worlds leaders argue over petty things, not necessary human waste or genetalia, that was just to make the song amusing- the song is meant to be half-amusing, half-serious.
They are not sellouts. They are not Nu-Metal, they just happened to appear at the time Nu-Metal was emerging.
I think they are the best band this century, even though they appeared in the 90's.
This is the list of the S.O.A.D albums, in order of how good they are, in my opinion.
2. Self-Titled (System of a Down)
3. Steal This Album!
For a very good song from System of a Down, listen to Sugar.
system of a down is the most unique band i have ever heard, they combine two things that most music lacks, powerful lyrics, and the insight to not give a fuck about what they say in their songs. i read all the definitions about them and 11 of them were bad. but all the rest were good. ive grown up to system of a down and i love them. so all you haters can go fuck a landmine
system of a down goes hard
a unique band that has been summarized as nu-metal, metal, rock, progressive rock, and alternative. they have released 5 studio albums system of a down, toxicity, STEAL THIS ALBUM!, mezmerize, and hypnotize. they are the only band in history to release a double album(mezmerize and hypnotize) and have them both hit #1. there song chop suey won the gramy for best metal proformance. they are well known for there "add styled" sound (examples being "sugar" "bounce" and "needels". and there songs are rotted deeply in american politics, war, and drugs. all in all THE BEST FUCKING BAND IN THE WORLD
*listens to system of a down* 0_o mind blown
band composed of insane, crazy people with a very wise insight into the political world in which we live today. they be crazy, but their music fucking rocks. definitely not a sell-out band, and for those of you who are poorly enlightened in this field of music the day this classifies as pop is the day i shove a hot rusty poker up my ass, stick a needle down the little hole at the end of my dick and chop my balls off with a blunt machete. it is not pop in any way shape or form. i dont see where people get these things from...
random dickhead:Did ya hear? System of a Down have classed themselves as a pop band!
me: got a needle?