All four members are of Armenian heritage and speak loudly of the unspoken Armenian Genocide of the late 1800's and early 1900's. They are heavily influenced by their roots and many other styles of music, and always open to new ideas.
Members of System:
Serj Tankian- lead vocals
Daron Malakian- guitar, backing vocals
Shavo Odadjian- bass
John Dolmayan- drums
Hypocrites? - What the fuck? Just because they make money? People have to make money to live, everyone has to make a living. It's not how much you make that makes you an asshole but what you do with it and how you made it. They are earning an honest living doing something they LIKE for a REASON. Not to mention they are part of Axis of Justice (a non profit organisation, if you have any resourcefullness about yourself you can bloody well look it up) not to mention that they donate generously. How many people get killed in the process of SOAD honestly earning their money? You people have no idea *sigh*
Crap Music? - Geeez, everyone makes "joke songs" even the most serious of musicians have joke songs. If SOAD aren't to your taste don't listen to them, don't write about them, don't have anything to do with them you are just deliberatley making yourself a flaming magnet. Talking about SOAD is exclusive to SOAD fans and people who like their music. You don't want people paying out your music, you don't hear me going out and "dissin'" rappers and putting comments about emininem, purley BECAUSE I don't like them and don't want to have anything to do with them or their fans.
Fans - You can't classify SOAD fans into one specific group. Just like other music people from all walks of life listen to SOAD. It would be unfair for me to say "only gangster try-hard 'hardcore' wannabe posers listen to rap" Listen to whatever music you want and everyone else who doesn't like it can just live with it. You aren't changing anything. There are people like me who listen to SOAD as well as alot of other music (Metal and guitar based music is my interest)
That's pretty much all I need to say, it all pretty much speaks for itself. I don't care if you give me thumbs down. It just proves your ignorance seeing I didn't childishly insult anyone.
Serj Tankian - Vocals, keyboards
John Dolmayan - Drum
Daron Malakian - Guitar, vocals
Shavo Odadjian - Bass
All of whom descend from Armenia.
2. "I need to fuck the sys, I need to fuck the sys, I need to fuck the sys."