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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
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
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
Who said SOAD was pop music? theyre not pop music they are KICKASS ROCKNROLL BITCHES
SOAD is not pop
by stuey April 02, 2004
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
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
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
The best motherfucking band this end of hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Charlie December 10, 2003