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Posted by on 06.11.2009 at 16:02
Both bands are political based, and two of my favorites. SOAD got my vote, obviously, but who do you like better?

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  25.01.2010 at 00:41
SOAD because well they're one of my favorite bands, The Self-titled album and Toxicity are essentials for me, It's been 5 years since I discovered them and I'm still listening to them today. They're catchy, funny, and have a purpose. RATM is also a great band XD
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  03.02.2010 at 00:41
RATM. Tom Morello is a genious, and zach's lyrics are brilliant.
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  09.02.2010 at 21:21
I can't vote on this. i like them both. listened them before and now are a little bit boring.
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  17.02.2010 at 14:56
Rage Against The Machine without a second thought...i kinda like SOAD every now and then but they don't compare to Rage...much less innovation, less power and less fun as well...
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  03.07.2010 at 00:13
System Of A Down is a divinely inspired, pure awesome band, while Rage sucks my mother's rectum. Easy choice.
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  06.07.2010 at 08:03
Theyre both awesome, but SOAD wins hands down.

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  06.07.2010 at 08:13
Would never really compare these two bands but i'm going to go with system of a down because there albums are solid the whole way through where as rage has some weaker songs. although i like tom morello's guitar playing way more then darrens.
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  23.03.2011 at 20:54
Rage Against the Machine no contest. System of Down are fuckin' joke and get annoying as shit. That guitar player with his screaming, screeching vocals is terrible. RATM self-title destroys anything SOAD has done

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  23.03.2011 at 21:01
Rage Against the Machine. Tom Morello is pure genius.Killing in the name of pwns any SOAD song.

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  23.03.2011 at 23:03
I'd vote SOAD, absolutely loved them in college.
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  26.04.2011 at 05:06
System if a Down. RATM is a great band and all, but they don't even compare to SOAD. Serj's vocals are incredible and he can do a good death growl:cool:

I do prefer Morello's guitar playing over Malakian's, though.

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  30.06.2011 at 22:46
SOAD, System of a Down is winner

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  03.07.2011 at 00:14
System of a Down all the way
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  14.10.2011 at 01:30
For me it's SOAD by a landslide.
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  15.01.2012 at 15:54
System Of A Down, but I like Rage against machine.

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  21.01.2012 at 21:15
Ratm without a second thought
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  21.01.2012 at 21:20
Rage against the machine, no contest. SOAD has never impressed me.
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  22.01.2012 at 14:17
System of a Down for mixing metal with armenian/middle eastern music, Serjs voice, lyrics and their unique genre mix.

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  27.01.2012 at 17:48
Rage Against the machine
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  27.01.2012 at 20:07
Its like "standing at corner of the motionless water and challenging your vagabond bud who's stone can be reached farther??"

Debatable shit but I'll prefer SOAD and very bias towards it because I utterly hate RATM. Lyrical stuff is pretty good but nothing more than that. More of a hype than actual fucking reality. SOAD whereupon very catchy, amusing, great music and great albums!

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  28.01.2012 at 22:40
Rage Against The Machine and they're not even close, IMO.

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  02.02.2012 at 05:58
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  16.02.2012 at 23:17
SOAD gets my vote. I find their music a lot more interesting than RATM. I actually struggle to listen to an entire RATM album in one go. Don't get me wrong, they have some amazing songs, just not amazing albums.
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  25.02.2012 at 08:10
I vote Rage Against the Machine. I'm a fan of Zach dela Rocha, but I love Serj Tankian's voice too.
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  26.03.2013 at 13:47
I've never really liked Zach de la Rocha's voice. It's not that I dislike the rap, I don't mind it at all. I just think he sounds like a hamster with a mouth full of marshmallows. There's some decent songs for RATM, but full albums can get really boring really fast.

System of a Down beats the living shit out of RATM in that respect, as even the worst System of a Down album is at least a tiny bit interesting.
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  27.03.2013 at 15:59
Both bands were very creative. System of a Down is just closer to heart for me though.

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  14.11.2014 at 22:46
System Of A Down always one of my teenage favorite bands till now mostly because of Serj's voice

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  15.11.2014 at 08:05
Tom Morello is a great guitarist, but I've never really liked RATM much. Meanwhile, SOAD is one of my favorite bands.

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  04.12.2014 at 16:29
Hard Choice.

SOAD is one of the most interesting bands that got onto Mainstream Metal during the dreaded Nu Metal period. They got really big with unorthodox song-structures and unusual combinations like Middle Eastern inspired melodies and Punk combined with Progressive stuff. While I didnt really apreciate the last two, theri first 3 are really good well produced pieces of music and they have a vast combination of really good songs and very few bad ones. Lyrically, they are great, in every way.

RATM is...RATM is....Well...RATM is their first album! Yeah I know, the other two have some cool songs in it but their Self Titled is one of the best Metal Album of the 90's and one of the best of all time in my book. It has everything: Awesome awesome Riffs, Amazing Songs, I mean....the whole fucking Album is pratically their Best Of! It has such a unique feel and Lyrically...boy, SOAD may have great Lyrics but RATM's are just top notch. Zach's angry Rap style made him a preacher for truth, he sounded like a Young Rebel that embodied exactly what the message was going for. And yeah, Tom's guitar style is eternal, he's such a great guitarrist with his very own trademark style...how many guys can actually state that? With this said, the other two were Okay....and that's just it, not great, nothing special. Not even counting Renegades since it's a Covers album.

I still voted SOAD because they made 3 excellent records. They aren't anywere near RATM's debut but it's still a matter of quantity

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  10.12.2014 at 19:12
Written by deadone on 08.12.2014 at 04:27

I'd say they are both equal in terms of political hypocrisy.

Their "message" can be summed up like this:

"America sucks, capitalism sucks, government sucks...now buy our t-shirt."

This is a political argument right here that I have no interest in getting into. You sum everything in that way because that's the way you want to see it. I'm sure everything's not Black and White like you claim it to be right there.

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