about fucking time
Digging: Demon Hunter - War
its going to be shit
Hype train enroute.
Never liked these guys much, but I am curious to hear what they have come up with after all this time
Digging: The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
it's going to be fucking awful
Will suck for sure.
Digging: Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken
HEY YOU LEAVE SOAD ALONE! Nostalgia Train incoming!
Digging: Ithaca - The Language of Injury
It could be good as long as it's nothing like Mezermize or Hypnotize
Digging: Bjork - Vespertine
Cannot wait. It's about fucking time
nu metal is coming back yeah boyyyyyy
Digging: Nivhek - After Its own Death/ Walking in a Spiral
Yes. Yes. Bazinga. Yes.
They started touring again in 2011, not 2014 btw.
Ha, this should be interesting at least. Looking forward to this. Would be awesome if they created something raw and inspired again.
Not expecting anything close to Toxicity or s/t, but it should be great.
Digging: Swallow the Sun - When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light
Man, I'm interested but this could be a total shit show
SOAD always wrote too many songs for an album and then only kept the best ones. I always felt like it was a very bad approach to writing music. As if someone in the band doesn't want to look at his mistake or weaknesses and try to correct them.
And that's how Mezmerize, Hypnotize and Steal this album felt to me. There's good but it's brought down by the bad that wasn't trimmed. All the songs are raw and feel like they could have been so much better if given the chance => a second look.
Anyway, I'm curious about this release of course.
The hype is real
Without Serj this is going to suck. His wild and unique vocal delivery made the band what they are imo
where do you get that Serj isn't going to be on this?
Digging: Cult Of The Damned - Part Deux: Brick Pelican Posse Crew Gang Syndicate
"It could be good as long as it's nothing like Mezermize or Hypnotize "
Those albums were excellent. Mesmerize in particular was superb.
"Without Serj this is going to suck."
What do you mean without? He's still in the band and is probably on every single track on the album
I don't see why Serj wouldn't be on the album?
I hope that Daron won't sing as much as he did on their later albums. He's okay in songs like Prison Song, but when an entire song is sung by Daron it's..eh
I hope that Daron won't sing as much as he did on their later albums. He's okay in songs like Prison Song, but when an entire song is sung by Daron it's..eh 
A big reason why Mez/Hyp sucked
"I hope that Daron won't sing as much as he did on their later albums. He's okay in songs like Prison Song, but when an entire song is sung by Daron it's..eh"
Not really, he had 1-2 songs that sucked but he was great in the other ones.
Serj once said that bands have expiry dates and I think he's right. Especially considering what the members have done in the past years, I really doubt that they will be able to record an album snappy enough to do their discography justice. Then again, maybe the political situation will give them new anger and energy, who knows.
I love Daron's voice.
I love Serj's voice.
about fucking time 
it's going to be terrible but I'm probably gonna dig it
Never understood what people saw in this band, but what the hell, maybe they'll surprise me.
Serj's voice has changed over the time. Now when he hits high notes, he sounds like a duck to me.
I've heard that they were ''going on with or without him'' and he hasn't commented on it yet but in the past he was okay with letting them go on without him and the band were actually going to. The guitarist Shavo had a falling out with serj it seems and serj didn't really fight back and just let them go on and that could happen again here since they mentioned going on ''with or without'' him again.
Serj's voice the main thing that put me off. I actually found myself laughing listening to his solo album.
Haven't liked any of their solo/side project stuff and I'm guessing this is going to be equally shit.
Daron's voice sucks most of the time, pls no.
Digging: Downfall of Gaia - Ethic of Radical Finitude
Will be bad
oh my fucking god.
tool can suck my dick
Let's hope this is the beginning of a new wave of politically charged rock, metal and punk. Punk especially has lost touch with its political roots of late (definitely in hardcore, they're angry about the most petty things but never politics). SOAD leading the charge.
"oh my fucking god.
tool can suck my dick
hell yee, flug speaking the truth again
I don't think Serj has the vocal ability to do this anymore. Nonetheless, I am extremely interested in this album.
"SOAD always wrote too many songs for an album and then only kept the best ones. I always felt like it was a very bad approach to writing music. As if someone in the band doesn't want to look at his mistake or weaknesses and try to correct them."
Doesn't matter if the band is talented. Soundgarden used to do the same thing which is why superunknown and dotu are so long, the guys could never agree on which songs to take off the album so they just left them.
"oh my fucking god.
tool can suck my dick
Taking bets whether or not if these are actual lyrics on the new album.
their self titled was their best tho
I am interested to hear this
Mez and Hyp just flat out sucked cos they were starting make songs that were more, so to speak, straightforward.
Digging: HEALTH - VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR
well I enjoyed Mez and Hyp so idgaf I'll probably enjoy this too if it Daron Malakian fucks off a little on the vocals
MY COCK IS MUCH BIGGER THAN YOURS
Mesmerize was great, I don't know what y'all smoking.
as long as daron fucks off and just plays guitar this is great news
You know songs like Question, Lost in Hollywood, Hypnotize etc would never be as good if it was just Serj signing in them. The two of them just complement each other perfectly.
for every one of those there's probably 2-3 that are ruined because they wrote around daron's singing and other than his unique sound he aint good at it
The only one I can think of is She's Like Heroin even though I still enjoy that song.
Daron isn't good enough to drive a song on his own but if he sings alongside Serj like on songs like Mr. Jack, it works really well.
Daron's vocals are great, he totally makes Steal This Album! his bitch
Digging: Copeland - Blushing
Will be an electro-pop album confirmed
Digging: Copeland - Blushing
Daron is fantastic when singing duet or at least back up with Serj, they just have great chemistry together. I don't mind Daron as much as a lot of people when he's solo but yeah they're generally just not as strong
I wouldn't call Daron "fantastic" at singing in any context, if Serj had sung his own backing vocals it would have sounded just as good. The only dynamic Daron adds is his lighter timbre.
also an essential dynamic in energy which is very different from the type Serj brings, the added bonus of not having someone do backing vocals for their own lead vocals which is always lame, styles of vocals that Serj can't really do, and the basic ability for the band to perform their backing vocals live which keeps their back-and-forth alive
^ Pretty much. Their voices are very different in dynamic and range, but they just fit very well.
wake me up when it's here
I harassed serj on twitter about it
I don't get the hate for Daron's voice. She's Like Heroin is my 2nd fav from them.
awesome only been 10+ years sweet
Cool but I dunno if this will be good.
I bet this is just going to sound like a dumbed down ripoff of Toxicity.
it's been more than 10 years? damn. Not my favorite band but they had some jams for sure, and their unique take on music was fun.
I have a feeling this record will sound more Mezmerize/Hypnotize and less Self-Titled/Toxicity.
I may be completely wrong but before they disbanded they were certainly chasing music that was more radio friendly.
I think anything after the s/t falls into that category though. It's just they found a way to make it radio friendly while still maintaining the high quality of the music.
56 minutes of serj death growls and daron masturbating over trems incoming
trust me i'm from the future
All the Hypnotize and Mezmerize hate here confuses me. Those albums rule.
Gonna be brvtal as fvck, trve kvlt shit man.
Seriously though, hope it rules.
I hope they do more tracks like Question!, that has always been my favourite SOAD song. Would love to hear more in that vein.
All the Hypnotize and Mezmerize hate here confuses me. Those albums rule. 
Interesting, I hope their ideas have evolved in the last decade.
11 year old me would be hyped AF
Digging: Dave Holland - What Goes Around
it's happening! 12 yr old me just jizzed
I'm not optimistic about this album
Very curious as to how this will sound.
Could be good.
Man, I hope it's good.
Serj told me on Twitter he is recovering from depression due to Trump winning but he might be able to be on the album
I'll be sitting and waiting.
mezmerize is their best aside from toxicity
see Jspot knows
Kinda feel like it's 10 years too late but I really hope it's good. I would love to jam these guys again. Probably one of favorites back in high school.
I feel this was Serj's plan anyways because he said he wanted to do his 4 solo albums before discussing ending the hiatus. If it wasn't for him, this would've happened much sooner.
I like Daron's vocals. I can understand how people are annoyed by them though. I liked Scars On Broadway quite a bit.
"mezmerize is their best aside from toxicity "
pretty much, i would even say they're equal for me.
Yeah, my only real concern is how Serj will sound. Other than that I'm pumped
IMO they haven't made a bad record so I'm keeping my hopes up
better not be toxicity that album is garbage
Digging: James Blake - Assume Form
Pumped for this, hopefully a Toxicity/ Mezmerize blend. Mezmerize was awesome. Hypnotize, not so much
"I have a feeling this record will sound more Mezmerize/Hypnotize and less Self-Titled/Toxicity.
I may be completely wrong but before they disbanded they were certainly chasing music that was more radio friendly."
Toxicity was their biggest album, so they will want to emulate that album for at least one album.
Ironically you only hear Toxicity and Self Titled songs on the radio now lol.
Serj can't be on the album bc him and the guitarist (bassist?) shavo don't get along at all
What reasons are there to assume that this might not suck? I'd lve this to be good but just can't see how this could happen
Digging: Drug Church - CHEER
um well okay.. maybe people who like their past work and see a track record maybe
"If you enjoy making the same rock record for the rest of your life, keep making the same rock record for the rest of your life," he says. "But I don’t."
I really can't hate on Serj. Dude has his head on straight
I'll be interested to hear it, but tastes have changed an awful lot since 2005. It's going to be tough to really get back into these guys.
about time but will almost certainly suck
I don't know why but all post toxicity system of a down I just can't get into its all so unexplainably awkward
They were good.. hope they deliver.
Digging: Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
Their facebook has photos of them on tour with Serj, so it'd be pretty silly for him to play with them live but not sing on the album.
oh boy maybe they'll actually release it at some point
Nope. Serj hates singing now
"Serj hates singing now"
And this is a bad thing?
He prob hates System of a Down at this point too
Ayo where the new album at nigga
Serj is too busy doing absolutely everything other than contributing to the new album to contribute to the new album
So this isn't happening? Was it cancelled?
Not too difficult to continue SOAD as a three piece. Or they probably know someone who can step in.
no serj, no deal
pls point to where it says no serj
So yeah guess this isn't happening.
I hate when bands lie to the people it's disrespectful.
May b it iz stil n da workz
Who said anything about anyone anyway
Damn just saw the date on this article : (
from an article from a few months ago:
" In a new Q&A with fans, bassist Shavo Odadjian said, “I’m waiting for a new album, too. It’s not happening.” "
eh whatevs fuck these guys, i didn't care too much at the news and i don't care at all now.
Fuck these guys but I still cry when angels deserve to die
Matt Hardy is woken and SOAD's most famous lyric is WAKE UP!
Coincidence? I think not.
Matt Hardy from wwf? dude is still alive and wrestling? sad!
DELETE! DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!
Actually, you could argue that he's more popular now than ever
Feed him Serj!
Cool i guess. Im expecting it to suck, but we'll see.
Digging: Two People - First Body
it's not gonna happen so ain't nobody gonna see
I'd be completely fine if they called it a day and never released anything again tbh. They had a great run.
Yeah I mean if they ever release anything I sure as hell hope it lives up to their legacy
It'd probably wouldn't tbh, which is why I said the above.
It's weird cuz all the interviews are saying that band is getting along great and that they're the "tightest they've ever been" so why isn't this happening?
Probably just marketing bs. I'm pretty sure serj is sick of the band altogether. Not really surprising, he's kinda outgrown them as a musician.
Serj's solo stuff is pretty lit though.
It's a lot more mature than system yeah.
Harakiri is easily my favorite Serj solo album
Damn I gotta rejam. Don't member much about it
KISS AN UGLY TURTLE AND MAKE IT CRY
It being more mature doesn't make it better.
Serj's solo shit is boring.
I'm pretty sure they've said in interviews before that they would do SOAD without Serj/with a new vocalist if he doesn't want to do it anymore.
No Serj no SoaD tbh
Serj be like lol cya
We're never getting this
Don't remind me ;_;
Lie of the year? Maybe... ;(
This or new Hopesfall
..... bout those 15 songs
"I'm pretty sure they've said in interviews before that they would do SOAD without Serj/with a new vocalist if he doesn't want to do it anymore."
tbh who would even fill in those shoes? to me, serj is essential to SOAD's style...unless Daman takes over 100% vocal duties, which would probably suck. I hate it when people say stuff like this, but no Serj = no SOAD.
They'd also probably have to be Armenian which'd make it even tougher.
As much as I like this band I really hope they don't make a new album tbh... Serj seems to have lost interest in this band considering the recent live performances. No energy, no fun, just sad. Don't think they can reinvigurate the spirit of the past.
A new vocalist would be no option at all I guess... Serj is irreplaceable for this band.
it's not happening
Lol at these bumps
"As much as I like this band I really hope they don't make a new album tbh... Serj seems to have lost interest in this band considering the recent live performances. No energy, no fun, just sad. Don't think they can reinvigurate the spirit of the past.
A new vocalist would be no option at all I guess... Serj is irreplaceable for this band."
aye, going by live performances these guys just dont give a fook anymore
SOAD in 2018 would be interesting imo
but yeah their recent live shows look lifeless as fuck
Serj took his tracks from these sessions and is putting them on his next album instead. Rip soad for now.
Maybe in 2047 we'll get to hear it
Serj will do a new solo record? Where did you get that from?
I don't blame Serj for not wanting to make heavy music at age 50.
If anything people usually get heavier at age 50. Shame on Serj
Hot Take: This band stopped giving a fuck after their debut
RIP This band
Oh well... at least we still have ''Storaged Melodies''.
These guys still eating seeds as a past time activity or what
Digging: Slowdive - Souvlaki
but rly throwback to when no one factchecked nothin
Blinded by hype