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2001 album from the California Metal quartet led by Serj Tankian. The album was produced by Rick Rubin.
System of a Down's sophomore effort is a musically and lyrically ambitious 14-song collection that's even more left-of-center and powerful than their 1998 self-titled debut. Here the Los Angeles-bred foursome tackle everything from government ("Prison Song") to cocaine-crazed groupies ("Psycho") in a more pointed and aggressive manner than Rage Against the Machine. Serj Tankian's hardcore vocals and occasional Middle Eastern flourishes ("Science") contribute to the unique, ultra-intense, and quirky qualities of System circa 2001. Unexpected time changes and death-metal-like intensity give way to mellower moments, all of which make for demanding but irresistible listening. Toxicity is a masterful, unusual, and forceful opus. This release includes a bonus CD-ROM that includes behind-the-scenes footage, band commentary, and concert clips. --Katherine Turman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Prison Song: 91/100
-This song is louder than most songs on this album, and it is hilarious. "I buy my crack, I smack my bitch right here in hollywood!" It's a very political song.
-A very funny song, about a tapeworm controlling him. Listen closer: it's actually about Heroine. Very good song, but it can be a little loud.
Deer Dance: 100/100
-Probably the best song on this album. Another political song. This has a great chorus and a fantastic beat, you should buy the album just for this song.
Jet Pilot: 88/100
-The chorus is pretty good, and this song has a fantastic beat (most SOAD songs do), but it is very loud, and it is repetitive.
-This is the most repetitive song on the album, and one of the shortest too, clocking under 2 minutes. It has a nice beat, and nice vocals.
Chop Suey!: 95/100
-Most of you probably heard this song already. And yes, it is fantastic. Probably one of the best on the whole album. go to WWW.SYSTEMOFADOWN.COM to watch the video: you'll get a kick outta it.
-This is not that good of a song. It's just plain stupid. BOUNCE! POGO POGO POGO! But it is funny if you listen. It isn't worth more than 2 listens.
-Like Bounce, this song is stupid. "WALK WITH ME MY LITTLE FRIEND!!!" Pretty much avoid this song as well. But the beat is great.
-This song is very emotional, and one of the lighter songs on the album. I like it, but it's far from the best track.Read more ›
Does "Prison Song" rule?----YES
Could "Needles" kick Gary Coleman in the teeth?---YES
Is "Deer Dance" gay?---NO
Does "Jet Pilot" incite riots?---YES
Is "X" a short title for a song?---YES
Could "Chop Suey" make you think twice about recycling?--YES
Does "Bounce" sound like the perfect song to mosh to?--YES
Will "Forest" change your life?---YES
Is "Atwa" amazing?---YES
Could "Science" make you look at your sister differently?--NO
Does "Shimmy" make you want to dance?--YES
Is "Toxicity" title track from the album?---YES
Will "Psycho" make you straight edge?---YES
Do they play "Aerials" on the radio?-- YES
So in short, buy this record, I absolutely guarentee you'll agree with me when i say that this is the best of the decade so far. (I however can't guarentee that i spelled guarentee correctly.)
Most recent customer reviews
Hard rocking album shows how much promise this band has. Smokin' bass=lines, crazy harmony, very distinctive vocals, these guys have it allPublished on Nov. 28 2012 by Langer
SOAD have really improved from their last outing, fans argue wether Mesmerize/Toxicity is the highlight of their career, I say they're equal. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2007 by ...
OMG! this album rocks hardcore! i culdnt belive how good it was when i first heard it. my personal fav song on this album is forrest. great heavy guitar work on it! Read morePublished on July 20 2006 by kirk
To have any level of credibility as a 'music critic' you need not only an ear, but enough upstairs to properly analyze what the ear absorbs. Read morePublished on March 9 2006 by Tre
First of all SOAD rules. Mesmerize/Hypnotise are their more mellow works but in my opinion the best. Toxicity had me hooked the first time I listened to it. Read morePublished on March 1 2006 by method
this is an amazing song the riffs and lyrics are wicked at first i hated system of a down but my friend made me listin 2 mezmerize after that i really liked s.o.a. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2005 by chimaira