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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 30-JUN-1998
This debut by the L.A.-based quartet is a hybrid of explosive rap-metal, politically incendiary lyrics, and wide-ranging cultural influences. The members are of Armenian descent, but their diverse stylistic background transcends easy cultural labeling. Singer Serj Tankian's throaty roar competes with any mosh-pit rocker around, but his real trademark is his emotional wail and refreshingly melodic singing, especially on songs such as "Spiders" and the condemnatory "P.L.U.C.K." Guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan lock in tight on the capricious arrangements of "Know," "Ddevil," and "CUBErt." Their musical diversity runs wonderfully wild on "Sugar" and "Suggestions" with dizzying shifts of style and intensity. The tracks "Peephole" and "War?" reveal the band at perhaps its eclectic best, with vaguely Eastern European-sounding guitar riffs, passionate battle cries, and samples provided by legendary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin. --Mark McCleerey
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1)"Suite-Pee" is the track I skip over because it offends christianity.
2)"Know" is a catchy strong song.
3)"Sugar" was a hit. "The Kombucha mushroom people..." When it goes to the chorus, the rhythm is strong, but when the verses are heard, there's a fun guitar rhythm, and then the song ends fast with crazy drum work.
4)I didn't like "Suggestions."
5)"Spiders" is a weird sounding slower track. Last of the two hits from this CD.
6)"DDevil" is a short interesting song.
7)"Soil" has the most complicated beat on this album. The repeated lines at the end are catchy.
8)"War?" is a fast-paced fighting song.
9) "Mind" wasn't that good. Starts off mellow, then gains strength. A lot of yelling included.
10)"Peephole" is catchy and fast. You can actually hear the lyrics mentioned on this one. "Don't you ever get stuck in the sky."
11) "CUBErt" has an interesting beat. Fast drums.
12)"Darts" sounds okay.
13)"P.L.U.C.K." features yelling and is fast-paced.
Overall, this is an intriguing album and thus is worth checking out. Some of the relative lyrics are out of this world. For the most part, the rhythms off System of a Down's debut are fast mingled with yells and weird but creative manipulations of vocals at times. Also, on the back of the album, there's a paragraph of a warning that encourages its readers to take action. Released in 1998, this album was produced by Rick Rubin. AMERICAN.
The album is musically tight as a lock. Musically System mix it up from metal riffs to Rage Against The Machine-esque guitar squeals; the songs race along at breakneck speed and then slow to a stop with no warning. "War?" is the album's anthem, a denunciation of the hypocrisy and greed that fuels all war efforts in our time. Other standout tracks are "Darts", "Mind", "Soil", and "Know." System may not be as MTV-friendly as Limp Bizkit or as hardcore as Pantera, but somehow they manage to walk a finer and truer line. Their politics are spoken from the heart, and their music is crushing, melodic, compelling and rocking all at the same time.
The first track Suite-pee is excellent as is Know, Sugar, War?, Peephole and Cubert but the tracks that stand out the most on this brilliant album are the explosive Soil (with awesome guitar solo), the beautiful ballad Spiders and the political album closer P.L.U.C.K. Also pick up Loud Rocks, Strait-Up and Nativity in Black 2 which feature more madness from this awesome quartet.