System of a Down: Influences

System of a Down: Influences

Only a dizzying mix of influences could lead to the creation of a sound as impossible to pigeonhole as System of a Down's. The obvious touchstones are present and accounted for: Mr. Bungle's noise-metal violence, Jane's Addiction's psychedelic alt-rock, and Frank Zappa's satirical art rock. Helping complete the complex puzzle are songs drawn from the ranks of thrash, punk, and classic rock.

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