System of a Down Toxicity
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DivergentThinking
December 23rd 2018


5986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I just listened to this for the first time (I never listened to these guys when I was younger, with the exception of a few hit singles, and I got the false impression that they were one of the generic nu metal bands of the time), and I can safely say it holds up remarkably well. There's a lot more progressive and experimental stuff than I was expecting, tbh

Digging: Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss

DivergentThinking
January 1st 2019


5986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Also, the main riff of X makes me wanna tear shit up

Source
January 1st 2019


8471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

psycho and aerials are still aight

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BigPleb
January 1st 2019


56949 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Daron is great at writing simple but effective riffs.



Deer Dance is naaasssttyyy m/

DivergentThinking
January 1st 2019


5986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That guitar tone is incredible

SitarHero
January 1st 2019


7756 Comments


"Daron is great at writing simple but effective riffs."

Seriously. When my band started covering a couple of SOAD tunes I was amazed at how dumb yet effective his riffs are.

ScreamoGaze
January 1st 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Daron is my favorite guitarist ever. I even bought a Iceman when I turned 18. Shit's catchy & heavy

kalkwiese
January 1st 2019


2477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Daron is great at writing simple but effective riffs."

So he's basically the opposite of John Pertucci

tastepolice
January 1st 2019


291 Comments


oh snap

tastepolice
January 1st 2019


291 Comments


oh wait you 5'd some DT albums?
I thought you meant petrucci is great at writing complicated and ineffective riffs
lame

kalkwiese
January 1st 2019


2477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Literally everything that was good about DT at one point was bad about them some years later lol.

"I thought you meant petrucci is great at writing complicated and ineffective riffs"

^that's exactly what I meant though. Doesn't mean their 90s stuff isn't stellar imo

SitarHero
January 1st 2019


7756 Comments


"So he's basically the opposite of John Pertucci"

I disagree, but chuckled nevertheless.

Also in the simple but effective riff HoF: Jerry Cantrell, Steven Wilson, Adam Jones

kalkwiese
January 1st 2019


2477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^Yea. I wasn't very serious haha

Source
January 1st 2019


8471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The simple but effective riff GOAT: Page Hamilton

DivergentThinking
January 1st 2019


5986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, Page fucking rules

SitarHero
January 1st 2019


7756 Comments


Page riffs may sound simple, but the dude is a trickster.

Source
January 1st 2019


8471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think he has a background in jazz

SitarHero
January 1st 2019


7756 Comments


Yup, that's what I heard too. And for the life of me I haven't been able to figure out the pretty ascending chords in Milquetoast.

evilford
January 1st 2019


42078 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Aerials and toxicity are the best jams here

DivergentThinking
January 1st 2019


5986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, Page has a bunch of jazz guitar experience, even studying it in college as well as playing in a number of avant-garde groups. It's funny how Helmet's his most popular group, because it might be the least representative of his overall style



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