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    Default The System of a Down thread and remember to BYOB!

    wow, no love for SOAD?? i searched and found a 3-year old thread about toxicity, so i thought i would just start a real thread for the band.

    while i have never been a huge system fan, i picked up their new album "Mezmerize" and i just have to say WOW. this cd is just awesome! i seriously love this cd... anyone else agree or am i the only one who thinks so?
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    big big fan...have to love the hard hitting riffs and smart lyrics

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    They're a little too consistently "constipated-heavy" for my taste these days, but I do have Toxicity and I still throw it on every now and then. Two years ago I enjoyed every song on there, but now I skip 3 or 4 songs.
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    I've just downloaded Toxicity so I can't judge, but IMO Linkin Park is a much better band. I actually don't listen to any nu-metal apart from them, I just don't dig vocals such bands go with. Papa Roach, Puddle of Mud etc.

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    SOAD is a GREAT band, IMHO. I'm really curious to hear the new stuff...
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    Yes I saw a them a bunch of times when they were just a bar band as well. Opened for Snot (if anyone remembers them, they had one album) at the Troubador. Saw them at the Dragonfly, the Opium Den, the Viper Room. the Whisky, the Roxy, Key Club (it was Billboard Live then), couple other places I just can't remember anymore. Kinda cool to see a band you watched go from a club act to a signed nationwide artist. I bought their first album because shit I had heard their club stuff for so long, I wanted to hear it recorded properly. I dug the first album I think moreso because I knew the songs so well, than I really loved the music. Haven't liked anything they've done since, so I don't really listen to them anymore.

    My best friend is Armenian so he followed them, which is why I was always going to see them. Yep Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, definitely the Armenian capital of the freaking US for sure.
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    Yes and the Valley which of course where I am from and that's why I have a close friend who is Armenian. I listened to part of it at my friend's, I just couldnt' get into it. Even he was having a hard time liking it, and he's still a big fan so I don't know.
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    Ah yes, Glendale aka "Little Armenia." I didn't know they were from there, it makes a lot of sense--very cool.
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    I have Toxicity and I thought it was pretty good but the vocals do get annoying. I like BYOB and I think I'll probably buy Mesmerize but the lyrics really turn me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VHPoundcake
    I have Toxicity and I thought it was pretty good but the vocals do get annoying. I like BYOB and I think I'll probably buy Mesmerize but the lyrics really turn me off.

    I agree about the annoying part, but for some reason the song just pulls you in. That song is what drew me to System if a Down. BYOB is awesome. Stupid, but great? If that makes sense at all. It is one of those songs that make me think of being really drunk!
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    I'm absolutely hooked on this album. BY FAR, their best stuff.
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
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    My brother has all of their CD's and I like most of Toxicity but just can't get into their new song. Just sounds like noise to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen
    My brother has all of their CD's and I like most of Toxicity but just can't get into their new song. Just sounds like noise to me.
    I totally agree with the noise.

    Most of the toxicity album was listenable for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen
    My brother has all of their CD's and I like most of Toxicity but just can't get into their new song. Just sounds like noise to me.
    The new record is the most melodic thing they've done yet. I love BYOB. Give it about ten spins in a row and it will start to make sense to you. It's definitely not a casual read but WELL worth it...
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
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