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About System Of A Down

System of a Down can be seen as part and parcel of the nu-metal explosion of the late '90s, but their style is less akin to the likes of Limp Bizkit and Korn than to vintage thrash from the '80s, spiced with a touch of hardcore punk. The band's sound is typified by pounding drums and scorched-earth guitar tactics, but these work in the service of a sophisticated, highly politicized lyrical sensibility à la Rage Against the Machine. While the band thrashes through its songs with enough fervor to satisfy the most insatiable metal fiend, there are enough varied dynamics employed to lend a fair amount of grace to the heaviness. ~ Rovi Staff

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
FORMED
1995

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