System of a Down

System of a Down - System of a Down
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 290 ratings
1998 Ratings: #31
Liked by 6 people
June 30, 1998 / Release Date
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TreyLikesBands
94
Amazing

There comes a point in someone's music listening journey where they listen to a single album for days on end, and nothing else. What else do you think I've been listening to for the past three days, not reviewing any albums? None other than System of a Down's smashing self-titled debut.

With just the right blend of theatrics, edgy comedy, and political commentary, the band takes on a sort of dark presence here on this 13 track record. Each song has its own charm, and the album itself ... read more
BradTasteMusic
80
the darkest side of me loves this album

on a good day this is a 9

on a bad day it is a 4

It all depends how insane I am feeling
WhatTheFunk
85
What the fuck is that thing?
That's what you said in 1998, hearing System Of A Down for the first time. It's clear, it's a shock when you do not expect it. It must be said that SOAD with his debut/self-titled album has undoubtedly helped to push the limits of Metal. Just listen to the first track to realize that you are on another planet. Something enjoyable, crazy and certainly completely new. SOAD have dared to release an album like this. But daring, sometimes, it works. Between the crazy ... read more
JustSomeGuy
92
System of a Down's debut album is by far one of their most interesting and insanity driven albums. Right from the first track it throws so much energy at you and doesn't stop until the final track is over. Really, the only time it slows down is in the song Mind which is probably the most insane and intense songs on the album and is easily one of my favourites from the band. It really helps that the song is six minutes and is the longest song produced by them.
This album is easily one of the ... read more
amelietur
84
This is what a solid debut album sounds like ladies and gentlemen. Of course, they had time to learn and improve, but they did so without losing their key elements that distinguished them from other rock or metal bands, which not very bands end up accomplishing. I think anyone who enjoys rock music and maybe even a little metal music will get hooked right away from this album and then spiral down into the beautiful universe that is SOAD’s discography. It almost feels like an addiction, I ... read more
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