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System of a Down

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresAlternative Metal
LabelsAmerican Recordings
FormatCD, Digital, Vinyl, Cassette
Length40:36
Ranked#34 for 1998 , #1,215 all-time
Reviews :  2
Comments :  22
Total votes :  24
Rating :  87.5 / 100
Have :  23
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System of a Down Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotesvideo
1.2:3289.512
Audio
2.2:569011
Audio
3.2:339312
Audio Music Video
4.2:4487.89
Audio
5.3:3595.611
Audio Music Video
6.1:4383.810
7.3:2588.810
Audio
8.2:4091.910
Music Video
9.6:16859
10.4:04859
11.1:4983.39
12.2:4284.410
13.3:3787.29
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Line-up (members)

  • Serj Tankian : Vocals, Keyboards
  • Daron Malakian : Guitars, Vocals
  • Shavo Odadjian : Bass
  • John Dolmayan : Drums

Production staff / artist

  • Rick Rubin : Producer, Piano
  • System of a Down : Producer, Art Direction
  • D. Sardy : Mixing, Additional Engineer
  • Sylvia Massy : Engineer
  • Greg Fidelman : Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Sam Storey : Assistant Engineer
  • Nick Raskulinecz : Assistant Engineer
  • James Saez : Mixing Assistant
  • Greg Gordon : Mixing Assistant
  • Andy Haller : Mixing Assistant
  • Bryan Davis : Mixing Assistant
  • Erik "Statik" Anest : Noise
  • Anthony Artiaga : Photography
  • John Heartfield : Cover Art
  • Frank Harkins : Art Direction
  • Dino Paredes : Director
  • Sam Wick : Director
  • David Benveniste : Manager
  • Vlado Meller : Mastering Engineer

Certifications

United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000

System of a Down Reviews

 (2)
Reviewer :  level 12   60/100
Date : 
System of a Down were one of the first Metal bands I really got into, and as such they were a pretty influential act for me. Even at the time, I never worshipped them or anything, but I did find them to be pretty great with some absolutely stellar songs. As I’ve matured, I find myself listening to the self-titled debut all the way through for the first time in… God, maybe 10 years? And it’s really not aged well. It’s still got two fantastic songs on it, but there is sooo much filler. Not to mention, it gets substantially weaker near the end.

The album is lacking in just about every department except for creativity and uniqueness. Riffs are simple and forgettable, with few leads at all, mostly relying on standard rhythm guitarwork. System of a Down have an amazing rhythm section in both Shavo and Dolyman, each having a very unique style that get tons of focus. Except, here, they didn’t have that style yet. They just sounded like run of the mill rhythm musicians.

The album feels way too long, but it’s only 40 minutes. No doubt thanks to most of the 13 tracks being unmemorable, outstaying their welcome and meandering nowhere. Some of the lyrics are alright, but there’s also a lot of cryptic word-salad and goofiness (not that they ever outgrew that).

Overall, it’s just not a great record. It’s fine. But the years have not been kind to it in my ears. I feel like this one gets way too much credit just because of the band’s legacy and because it’s “
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Reviewer :  level 8   95/100
Date : 
가장 좋아하는 밴드 중 하나인 SOAD의 작품이지만 나에게 이 앨범하면 가장 먼저 떠오르는 단어는 '낯설음'이다.
처음봤을 때의 낯섦이 아닌, 원래는 이랬구나... 하는 낯섦. 그것도 그저 막연한 낯섦이 아닌, 이유가 뚜렷한 낯섦이다.
이렇게 추상적으로 말하면 와닿지 않을 수도 있으니, 이 앨범이 이후 앨범과는 어떤 점에서 낯설고, 어떤 점이 아쉬운지 세가지 정도 이유를 서술하려한다.

(물론 이전 작품들과 비교하는 것이 아니라 이후 작품들과 비교해서 까내린다는게 웃기게 보일 수도 있지만, 그래도 Toxicity를 비롯한 2집 이후의 작품들과의 비교가 아니라면,
'에스닉 풍의 독특한 뉴메탈 앨범임. 3번 트랙 추천.'
이 정도 분량의 코멘트 밖에 나올 것 같지가 않다!)

첫째로 다론의 보컬 비중이 매우 적다는 것이 가장 큰 이유일 듯 하다. 물론 SOAD의 메인 보컬은 세르이가 맞지만 SOAD의 팬이기 이전에 다론의 팬인 나로써는 이 앨범보다는 다른 앨범에 확실히 손이 많이 가는 느낌이 있다.

두번째로는 앨범이 주는 느낌을 들 수 있겠다. SOAD하면 가장 먼저 떠오르는 키워드는 익살스러움이 아닐까.
하지만 이 앨범은 다른 앨범들에 비해 익살스러움과는 거리가 꽤나 있어보인다.(가사적인 측면에서는 잘 모르겠지만.)
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System of a Down Comments

 (22)
level 21   80/100
debutové rovnomenné album "System of a Down" ponúka kombináciu Groove/Alt. Metal -u s občasnými Nu-Metal -ovými prvkami. Album ešte nie je také silné ako neskoršie albumy, ale predkladá pestrú zmes hudby s prevažne podarenými nápadmi a variabilným spevom, ktorý predvádza svoju melodickú stránku v kontraste s agresívnymi prvkami. Väčšina hudby je podarená, no nájde sa aj pár menej zaujímavých časti a väčšinou ma neoslovili texty.
level 1   100/100
One of the best debut album
1 like
level 15   85/100
SOAD's 1st album was really good for them
level 10   80/100
good start
level 13   80/100
아르메니아의 피가 흐르는 사나이들이 세상에 없던 음악을 들고 나왔습니다. 동유럽 감성과 중동 향신료를 뒤섞어서 뉴메탈의 포대에 넣고 뒤흔든 결과물은 1998년으로부터 시간이 꽤 흐른 지금 들어도 여전히 참신하고 독특합니다. 유쾌함과 익살, 요상함이 공존하는 세르지의 보이스와, 사막을 내달리는 탱크같은 다론의 막강한 기타톤, 그 멋진 합이 주는 매력!
level 12   75/100
초반곡들은 좋은데 중반이후 곡들이 쳐진다. 이후 발매될 2장의 명반을 내기 위한 추진력으로 본다.
level 11   90/100
Otro buen album de SOAD. Quizá el que menos me gusta y aún así está muy bueno.
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level 10   80/100
System of a Down의 데뷔 셀프타이틀 앨범. 첫 3곡은 이들의 음악성이 어떤지 잘 나타내준다
level 9   70/100
My 5075th most played a bit much!
level 1   95/100
System's best album. It sets the framework for their next albums. If you liked toxicity or any of their other albums, and don't mind a bit more crazy lyrics, you will like this album start to finish.
1 like
level 8   100/100
괴랄한 음악을 들려주지만 난 괴랄한걸 정말 좋아한다
level 3   100/100
Le meilleur album System of a Down avec Toxicity
level 12   90/100
'펑크' 메탈
level 1   100/100
Amazing variety of different sounding songs
level 6   90/100
The Golden Era of Nu Metal
level 15   90/100
Soad 앨범중 이 앨범이 가장 좋다 슈가 무비도 좋고 암튼 지금도 가끔듣는 앨범 ^^
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level 16   90/100
2집보다 좋아했던 1집. 고딩시절을 기억하는 앨범 중 하나
level 8   80/100
Sugar를 처음들었을때 받았던 충격은 아직도 잊질 못한다
level 9   90/100
System Of A Down's first album is an astonishingly powerful release, containing lots of catchy-riffed songs.
level 12   80/100
슈가 ~
1 like
level 10   90/100
최고..라고 말하고 싶지만 몇가지 아쉬운 점들이 없지는 않다..
level 12   90/100
충격적인 데뷔앨범. 여느 얼터너티브 메탈음악과는 다르게 상당히 개성적인 음악을 선보인다. 추천트랙은 1,3,5번.

System of a Down Discography

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