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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
by eSouth March 12, 2005
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Alternative Music. Great Band

Serj Tankian- lead vocals
Daron Malakian- guitar, backing vocals
Shavo Odadjian- bass
John Dolmayan- drums
"Banana banana banana TERICOTTA, banana TERICOTTA TERICOTTA PIE"
or
Person 1 "Lets listen to system of a down"
Person 2 "who?"
Person 1 plays cd
Person 2 "They're f***ing awesome!!"
by £iÄnÅ November 19, 2006
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System of a Down are a great band.People who say they shout and are crap are just too stupid to get it.
SOAD fan: Have you listened to system of a Down?
Random crowd follower:Is it rap?
SOAD fan:Er..no
Random crowd follower: I hate them.
SOAD:but you just said...
Random crowd follower:Watever homie, I'm off to listen to ma bangin choons.
by xXDemiXx November 27, 2005
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A mainstream alt-metal band of Armenian descent. They are considered a political band despite the fact that most of their songs have nothing to do with politics, though they do concern moral/ethical issues at times. They are not left wing or right wing (they criticize both in their songs, so if you think they are just trendy Bush-haters, you are wrong) but moderates, and anti-war. One of the few nu-metalers from the '99-'01 years to survive the test of time, because they are actually good.
System of a Down saves heavy music once again from metalcore garbage and nu-metal cliches.
by Latz July 07, 2005
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a band that is the closest thing to people playing hockey in a department store in the sky, and the songs playing are the songs by them, and people who disect a band's style of playing, think they're guinesses, and then call the band crap, are a far ways away.
geez that hockey game was so good you'd think it was a system of a down

Yes, system of a down is great
by Homunculous G February 11, 2004
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Without a doubt, the best nu-metal band (and band in general) to ever grace foolish America with its music. Serj Tankian is trying to steer America off its path to destruction through his unbelievable (and true) lyrics, and the band's sounds are kick-ass besides!
I suddenly realized all of America's problems after I picked up that System of a Down CD.
by third_ech3lon January 29, 2005
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whoa....everyone keeps calling them pop....listen to fucking Sugar....or just about anything but aerials or toxcicity.....theyre fuckin heavy, but also talented and the lyrics are great....
We must call upon our bright darkness,
Beliefs, they're the bullets of the wicked,
One was written on the sword,
For you must enter a room to destroy it,
International security,
Call of the righteous man,
Needs a reason to kill man,
History teaches us so,
The reason he must attain,
Must be approved by his God,
His child, partisan brother of war,

Of war, we don't speak anymore,
Of war, we don't speak anymore,
Of war, we don't speak anymore,
Of war, we don't speak anymore,

We will fight the heathens, We will fight the heathens
We will fight the heathens, We will fight the heathens
We will fight the heathens, We will fight the heathens
We will fight the heathens, We will fight the heathens ...and ppl say the have no good lyrics
by will September 19, 2003
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