a great band who have entered the mainstream and yes, have a lot of retarded fans. probaly gay teenage goths and posers or people who have only heard aerials, chop suey and toxicity, but the vocals simply cannot be beat and each member has great songwriting skills and a unique musical style
system of a down is brilliant
by GEORGE November 05, 2003
Another ripoff of Faith No More.
Boy Serj Tankian of System of a Down sounds like a stupid version of Mike Patton.
by Traveling Bob August 10, 2006
A terrible political band no matter what your stance is. They are in fact sell-outs, despite popular opinion. They are currently under the Sony label who also owns other artists like Destiny's Child. Sony uses SOAD to get money from idiots who think they are rebellious to make up for the money the idiots won't spend on Destiny's Child or other Sony owned artists. Many also claim their lyrics are brilliant...counterpoint is below in the example.
My cock is much bigger than yours,
My cock can walk right through the door
With a feeling so pure..
It's got you screaming back for more

From the song Cigaro...see System of a Down is terrible.
by Jason King. September 28, 2005
one of the worst bands ever. they are so overarted. they suck major ass. the lead singer can't sing for shit. they sound like a five year old kid screaming 'cause his parents won't let him have what he wants. their fans are a bunch of wannabe badasses. their lyrics are gay. their "music" sucks. they are the crappiest 'nu metal' band since limp bizkit. "system of a down"? what a stupid band name.
soad fan1:"wow, i'm such a badass, cuz i listen to soad!!!!!!11"

soad fan2:"omfgz!!!1!!11 soad iz lyk da bestest band evererrz!!!!!!11111111"
by Heather June 02, 2005
I'll admit i like some soad songs but i have to say, and this is in all seriousness (no hate toward the band), but their sound is just generally gay. And i can't think of a better word to describe it either. Gay. For example the guy(s) singing looks just... ridiculous. like a gay version of weird al. i could cite examples.. for example in BYOB the guy who screams sucks DICK at screaming and he looks like a fucking rodent. also it just sounds too bouncy and like... shit the singer says lalalalalalalala. just WATCH them... god... im sorry. no offense to the fans but something just strikes me as unbelievably UNheterosexual about them. (not to be a fag bigot either.. i just cant think of another word that describes them so perfectly). or that song bounce. GAY. (songs i like : chop suey. toxicity. forest. aerials. and the intro riff and first fill in the chorus riff of byob). anyway.. i just had to say it.. anyone agree?
Me: System of a Down is gay.
SOAD fan: fuck you
Me: no offense they just... are
SOAD fan pees on Me
by Brandon A August 31, 2005
An awful, awful 'punk band' liked by posers and 'emo'people around the world. These people will call you dumb or illiterate if you say you do not like their music, but this is not the case. Most people dislike their music because it is truely awful.
Please don't confuse me with a chav, as I am not, I am not a part of any particular group, I mainly listen to guitar based music, but I don't go out of my way to promote this fact, nor do I go out of my way to look 'popular' or 'different'. Emo scenesters and 'goth' posers have ruined todays music scene. Bands such as Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, The Strokes, Oasis, The Beatles and many more should be being championed. Anyone can pick up a guitar and play a few power chords over a naff bassline, but it takes sheer talent to do what these guys did. System Of A Down and many others (including but not limited to: Slipknot, Linkin Park, KoRn, Marilyn Manson, Simple Plan, Blink 182, Offspring, etc) make up what is truely the tail end of the music community.
Very little talent required. Simple knowledge of music and song writing is all it takes. Protesting against the war helps in the popularity stakes and strange appearences go without saying.
by Budapest Loves You August 13, 2005
Really. They would be decent if their music wasn't such crap metal. It sounds like they're banging a guitar against the wall and calling it music. Make your music bearable and THEN I'll consider liking you.
SOAD doesn't have bad lyrics, but the music behind them is so terrible it totally degrades the band.
by CRH915 January 10, 2005
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