System of a Down - Toxicity
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Based on 7 reviews
2001 Ratings: #42 / 176
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Based on 490 ratings
2001 Ratings: #14
September 4, 2001 / Release Date
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American Recordings / Label
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Songsearcher1
90
An aggressive as hell, insane, and incredibly infectious metal classic, there is so much to love about the album.
The guitar work is one of the most defining parts of the album. It's the first thing that greets you in the amazing opener "Prison Song", and doesn't stop giving and giving on every track. There are some incredibly brutal onslaughts of guitars such as on "Deer Dance", but even in its calmer moments, such as the verses of "ATWA", it's incredibly ... read more
zachthesnack
97
Edit: its so fun watching the ratings go up a couple points after melon reviews it 😂

Easily one of the greatest and iconic metal albums of all time, a true cult classic that has stood the test of time.

Serj Tanikan and the bois really created something special with this record. Not only do you have some of the most technically impressive guitar work to ever breach mainstream rock music, but also you have this crazy variety of moods and atmospheres that are presented to you over the course ... read more
RakkSmells
91
[Genre: Alternative Metal]

Funny enough at the surface this sounds like something I wouldn't like... but goddamn I love it. The riffs are I N S A N E. I was pretty much rocking the hell out the whole time. The vocals are amazing. It can range from nice... soothing... and calm... to thrashing, and insane, and angry. I swear I was head-banging so hard I think my headphones were about to fall off. It's that crazy.

The album is a bit front-loaded in my opinion, but near the end there are some ... read more
KingKRoolisBack
77
So guys, what did you think of Toy Story 4?
ThrowBackG
88
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
Father, into your hands
Why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes forsaken me
In your thoughts forsaken me
In your heart forsaken me, oh."

I know this might be edgy to some, but that has to be one of my favorite parts in any song ever. It's funny how I listened to this album at 13 because I thought it was edgy. Now I give this a spin once in a full moon for the suprisingly emotional layers buried under all that edgy marketing.
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Track List

  1. Prison Song
  2. Needles
  3. Deer Dance
  4. Jet Pilot
  5. X
  6. Chop Suey!
  7. Bounce
  8. Forest
  9. ATWA
  10. Science
  11. Shimmy
  12. Toxicity
  13. Psycho
  14. Aerials
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