System of a Down - Toxicity
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Based on 7 reviews
2001 Ratings: #42 / 170
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Based on 248 ratings
2001 Ratings: #17
September 4, 2001 / Release Date
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American Recordings / Label
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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.
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
BradTasteMusic
92
The best SOAD album, and certainly an album that is nothing like I have heard before. It is bizarre how crazy and untamed this album it. It captures this insane energy from Serj and it contains some riffs that are nothing to laugh at. Great themes and instrumentals all throughout. Hopefully I can come back some day and make a full review
ricardomcr
85
Felt like revisiting it since it got reviewed by the melon.
No lack of relevant subjects being explored in this metal release, I especially appreciate the way in which they are presented in Serj's delivery, it comes across as wonky/extravagant, because it's not as self-serious as other albums in the same thematic vein, it lets the message speak for itself from the lyrics sheet. It keeps it from coming across as preachy.
The riffs are pounding, the harmonized vocals are delicious, the drumms are ... read more
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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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