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Very intellectual and talented, System of a Down is one of the most unique sounds to hit Nu-Metal. Unlike Korn or Slipknot, System has the ability to write AND play their own music, with complete and utter talent.

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
System of a Down is an amazing band!
by eSouth March 12, 2005
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Why does everyone say SOAD is loaded with Tattoos and piercings? I don't think any of them has a visible piercing or tattoo. The only strange thing about their appearance is the beards. Yeah, they have some really weird looking beards. Often their songs reflect this weirdness. But it's good weirdness; it sounds cool, it's catchy and it makes you think. System IS different, I could always tell if a song was by system on the radio (even before I started listening to them) thanks to Serj's crazy Armenian voice. Some people refuse to acknowledge their talent because they're stuck in the days of Slayer and Black Sabbath (who are good... but their time is over), but I think SOAD is truly one of a kind.
System of a Down's style might not be right up you alley, but you can't deny that they're unique.
by lalala August 27, 2004
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I will also hunt down and kill anyone who says System of a Down is pop because they are the greatest band around.
System of a Down is awesome.
by anonymous October 26, 2003
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Dispelling of SOAD.

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.
Incompentant Tool - *posting on urbandictionary* I will now spread my opinion about a system of a down just because I dont like them, as if it matters to anyone reading it. I think I will be obnoxious and piss everyone off. I know noone will agree with my opinion but noone had better diss my music
by AngryDuncan December 21, 2006
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A band whose musical influence hail from Armenia. Their lyrics are open to interpretation and speak of politics, religion and experiences. System of a Down's lyrics are subject to debate because they rely heavily on interpretation *1. As is their music, although the basic chords and repetitive nature contributes well towards emphasis and overall catchiness of the song *2. Their music cannot be easily categorised with "fellow" bands Slipknot and Korn. Despite popular belief, their music fluctuates from song to song, depending on the theme ("Mind" to "Roulette". They are atheists and on the whole against the way that the world is governed. Such popular songs include "Chop Suey" and "Toxicity." Their name derives from a poem called "Victims of a Down"

Serj Tankian - Vocals, keyboards
John Dolmayan - Drum
Daron Malakian - Guitar, vocals
Shavo Odadjian - Bass

All of whom descend from Armenia.
1. "Somewhere between the sacred silence, scared silence and sleep"
2. "I need to fuck the sys, I need to fuck the sys, I need to fuck the sys."
by Lyle August 23, 2004
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Who said SOAD was pop music? theyre not pop music they are KICKASS ROCKNROLL BITCHES
SOAD is not pop
by stuey April 02, 2004
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One of the few nu-metal bands that never really seems to get dissed, probably because they're actually good. They have 3 albums: a self-titled album, "Toxicity", and "Steal This Album!". All 3 are orgasmically good. Their news albums, "Mesmerize" and "Hynotize" are due out in '05.
System of a Down has brought a glimmer of intelligence and talent to nu-metal.
by fglizx December 28, 2004
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