System Of A Down [CASSETTE] Import
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If you love the second album, prepare yourself for a revelation with the first!!!
Do SOAD rock??!!? HELL YEAH!!!!
I don't know why so much is made of SOAD being if Armenian descent - like it means the won't rock as much as an all American homeboy band or something? They kick ass and do it with an intelligence that is rare in music nowadays.
This band make you THINK - from their intelligent lyrics to Serj's vocal ability. How the hell can one man sing like an angel one second and scream and growl like a loon the next... often in the same sentence? Throw in some killer guitar riffs, lots of heavy grind and a healthy dose of black humour and there you have it - complete genius on a CD!
Did I mention the diversity too? There isn't a single track that you will ever confuse for another. 'Spiders' is, well, beautiful - no other word for it - the closest I think they're ever going to come to a ballad (thank god!). 'Peephole' is like some weird fairground trip. 'Mind' start off with Serj singing "Oh baby come close to me, let me love you" - the LAST words you'd ever expect to hear coming from Serj's mouth and sounding so.... well, erm, sexy (don't panic, I'm a girl - he-he). The song then spirals into a cacophany of rage. As for the rest, you'll have to see for yourself or I'll be here all night!
Its hard to choose "Best" tracks but id hafta go for "Know","Soil","War?" and the crazy polka beats of "Peephole".Better than its sucessor,and like Star Wars, every home should have a copy.
I myself respect SD for what they have tried, successfully, to do by this variety of ideas and riffs. This is defenately an amazing album which should be enjoyed by all, even if you go for softer, more "civilised" music, please, listen to this and discover a whole new world of witty heavy metal.
Oh, just for me, i would like to thank.... yeah right! Suggestions is a defenate "listen to" song, as is P.L.U.C.K. (politically lying, unholy cowardly killers) and Soil.
It starts off well with 'Suite-Pee', 'Know' and the catchy 'Sugar'. 'Know' would have to be my favourite of these. They are good songs but no where near as good as anything on the band's follow-up or later releases. The only edge they have is their brutality I suppose, which is not a criteria for greatness for me personally. Brutality can make a good song sound more urgent but it cannot turn a mediocre song into gold; that has to done with writing and performance. 'Suggestions' is slower and not bad but a 3 star track at best with no real hook. 'Spiders' is better. It's brooding and dark and evidence of a good bit of songwriting. 'Ddevil' is only barely a minute long and is nice and energetic without ever being truly satisfying. 'Soil' is again better without ever being great. It has a worthy, mantra-like chorus but it's again more brutality than melody.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
System is one of my favourite bands!
I used to have it as a cd, rather than digitally and always loved this music!
The debut album from this unique metal band. No one sounded like them then or still. I got it for next to nothing at Zoverstocks and you should buy all there albums as no one will... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark Hughes
A powerful album about the songs, message and meaning. This album go far deeper than the songs itself. That's why it is a solid album, and thrashy kinda album.Published 10 months ago by Steven