System of a Down has sold over 16 million albums since it broke into the music scene in 1998 with their self-titled debut album. The album vibrates with a unique sound and musical pieces that really went outside of the box in terms of what many metal fans were listening to. Fast paced guitar, loud drums and bass were all familiar, but the timing was strange and the lyrics were stranger. Serj Tankian’s unique voice, ranging from harmonious to cacophonous, was rather new. System of a Down is an album that you can listen to and enjoy the fun tempo and smashing vocals, but if you take interest into the lyrics, you may be surprised about a few things.
Yes, due to the nature of METAL! There will likely be some explicit language.