System of a Down Toxicity
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TheMushuPork
March 2nd 2012


462 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You should refresh your memory, it's not a bad album. It's always fun to find the floating sperm too.

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
April 2nd 2012


1877 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think with their debut album SOAD raised the bar so damn high it may have been a challenge for them to surpass that peak with 'Toxicity'. This resulted in 'Toxicity' being a not-as-consistent album with a very neat balance of melody and madness, carefully swerved to and fro with Tankian's vocals. It isn't their best in my opinion, but 'Aerials' could be mistaken for a modern prog rock ballad.

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xfearbefore
August 10th 2012


1245 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Saw these guys last night in Boston with the Deftones. Was un-fucking-believeable. Forgot just how incredible of a band SOAD truly is, especially live. It's funny I didn't even realize I still knew the words to half of these songs until they played them live and I was screaming along with the other thousands. This album truly is a classic, it really perfectly captured the time and feeling when it came out perfectly and is still one of the most daring, bold, and awesomely political albums I've ever heard.

Had to re-five this when I realized the last time I had my ratings deleted I never re-rated SOAD's discog. Just one of the best metal albums of the last fifteen years for sure. And to see them play almost all of these songs live, wow man, was unreal.

Glowing fanboyism over.

evilford
August 10th 2012


22564 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

worst soad

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NoMeansYes
August 11th 2012


1012 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best SOAD

stabbler
August 11th 2012


1415 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

middle SOAD

ViperAces
August 11th 2012


12430 Comments


Second best SOAD

truekebabpower
August 11th 2012


639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

SOAD puts on a good show, if there's a good audience (there is most of the time), but serj is rarely on key


NoMeansYes
August 11th 2012


1012 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They are the most bi-polar live band ever. Some shows they're lively as hell, others they look totally
disinterested, and Serj these days cannot perform older SOAD at all

xfearbefore
August 11th 2012


1245 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Serj was on point in Boston on Thursday night, I can tell you that much, he was hitting all the high notes and crazy yelps and screams almost perfectly. I've never seen 'em live before but they definitely seemed into things, jamming out and changing up a few songs a bit and talking back and forth with the audience, cracking jokes. They really impressed me, I was expecting a good show, but they were outstanding, I'd put 'em up there with the best live acts I've ever seen. Daron's antics while singing the background vocals on Cigaro were hysterical and the lighting/staging effects through-out the show were even awesome as well.

peterdigiacomo
October 16th 2012


53 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My favourite SOAD album. Prison song is unreal, so is Needles. Don't need to say much about Ariels, Chop Suey or Toxicity. GREAT album all around.

sixdegrees
October 16th 2012


17088 Comments


s/t >

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nononsense
October 20th 2012


3384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My tapeworm tells me what to do!
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass! HEY!

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XfingTheSullen
October 29th 2012


2616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This album is so much better than the 2005 disgraces... but the debut album is better still.

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ThroneOfAgony
October 29th 2012


3485 Comments


This is their best imo

Youtellme
October 29th 2012


1351 Comments


Debut is best agreed

But the "ize" releases are gr8

XfingTheSullen
November 7th 2012


2616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, I also used to favor this album's emotional melodies over the dark nihilistic acid riff fest from their self-titled, but right now the latter has precedence.

Crymsonblaze
November 8th 2012


7480 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my favorite album from them but I really do hate their lyrics when they're trying too hard to be quirky

demigod!
November 8th 2012


44417 Comments


just realized these guys havent put out and album since 2005

the fuck have they been up to

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 8th 2012


21092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty sure they reunited recently for a tour. idk if theyre still together or planning to record or what

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