Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Genres: Nu-Metal

System Of A Down  


The interestingly-named System Of A Down seemingly came out of nowhere in 1998, signing to American Records and winning a major tour support slot with Slayer, prompting an en masse response of "Who?" from Slayer fans. Of the many nu-metal bands that emerged during the heyday of the genre, System Of A Down are generally a bit heavier, certainly more socially/politically aware (the quartet are all of Armenian descent), and clearly more diverse in their songwriting, evidenced by cool songs such as "Peephole", still a BNR favorite. Their debut album was a pleasant surprise in 1998, and they have continued to excel, with their first of two 2005 albums Mezmerize debuting at #1 on the US charts (its followup, Hypnotize, was released in November). In the crowded and oft-maligned field of nu-metal, System Of A Down clearly stands as one of the best and most unique of bands.

Current Members

Serj Tankian

vocals

Daron Malakian

guitars/vocals

Shavo Odadjian

bass

John Dolmayan

drums


Discography



System Of A Down 
1998 American
  1. Suite-pee
  2. Know
  3. Sugar
  4. Suggestions
  5. Spiders
  6. Ddevil
  7. Soil
  8. War?
  9. Mind
  10. Peephole
  11. Cube rt
  12. Darts
  13. P.L.U.C.K.
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • John Dolmayan
1998 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Toxicity 
2001 American
  1. Prison Song
  2. Needles
  3. Deer Dance
  4. Jet Pilot
  5. X
  6. Chop Suey!
  7. Bounce
  8. Forest
  9. Atwa
  10. Silence
  11. Shimmy
  12. Toxicity
  13. Psycho
  14. Aerials
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • John Dolmayan
2001 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Steal This Album! 
2002 American
  1. Chic ‘n’ Stu
  2. Innervision
  3. Bubbles
  4. Boom!
  5. Nuguns
  6. A.D.D. (American Dream Denial)
  7. Mr. Jack
  8. I-E-A-I-A-I-O
  9. 36
  10. Pictures
  11. Highway Song
  12. Fuck The System
  13. Ego Brain
  14. Thetawaves’
  15. Roulette
  16. Streamline
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • John Dolmayan




Mezmerize 
2005 American
  1. Soldier Side (Intro)
  2. B.Y.O.B.
  3. Revenga
  4. Cigaro
  5. Radio/Video
  6. This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song
  7. Violent Pornography
  8. Question!
  9. Sad Statue
  10. Old School Hollywood
  11. Lost In Hollywood
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • John Dolmayan

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Hypnotize 
2005 American
  1. Attack
  2. Dreaming
  3. Kill Rock n' Roll
  4. Hypnotize
  5. Stealing Society
  6. Tentative
  7. U-Fig
  8. Holy Mountains
  9. Vicinity Of Obscenity
  10. She's Like Heroin
  11. Lonely Day
  12. Soldier Side
  • Serj Tankian
  • Daron Malakian
  • Shavo Odadjian
  • John Dolmayan

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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