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Posted by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.05.2006 at 13:40
Pretty much single handedly responsible for getting me into metal altogether with their 'Toxicity' release. This is one amazing band, respected by critics and fans alike they create very original and unique music which can be appreciated on many levels as they take influence from all sorts of genres.

I've always had a bit a of a hard on for Serj's vocal style. He can be operatic and he can also bellow the house down if he wants to, one of the most distinctive vocals styles I've ever heard.

I've no doubt the "are they Nu Metal?" debate will come into play very soon, I for one don't see how they can be regarded as such, they simply have too many styles in their music to just be classified as simple nu metal.

Anyway, my personal fave album is their self titled debut, just a very chaotic release and very heavy and aggressive whilst having some crazy ass lyrics and compelling songwriting.

SUGAR!!!!!!!!



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Jaeryd
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  23.06.2016 at 04:19
I kinda love the original post to this thread, because it gives me a glimpse of what JOOE was like ten years ago

SUGAR!!!!
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"It is not your sin—it is your self-satisfaction that crieth unto heaven; your very sparingness in sin crieth unto heaven!

Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the frenzy with which ye should be inoculated?"

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  23.06.2016 at 22:04
Written by Jaeryd on 23.06.2016 at 04:19

I kinda love the original post to this thread, because it gives me a glimpse of what JOOE was like ten years ago

SUGAR!!!!

Can't quite believe that was 10 years ago. I still love System though. I've been listening to them a lot on the way to work recently. It's funny how many new layers and instruments you suddenly notice in things you've listened to 100s of times after your taste has "matured" after so much dissonant and experimental crap.

Oddly enough I think the album I look forward to listening to most these days is Steal This Album. Not entirely sure why, possibly because of the melodic / melancholic edge it has. Highway Song may be my fave System song these days.
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Jaeryd
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  23.06.2016 at 23:36
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.06.2016 at 22:04

Can't quite believe that was 10 years ago. I still love System though. I've been listening to them a lot on the way to work recently. It's funny how many new layers and instruments you suddenly notice in things you've listened to 100s of times after your taste has "matured" after so much dissonant and experimental crap.

Oddly enough I think the album I look forward to listening to most these days is Steal This Album. Not entirely sure why, possibly because of the melodic / melancholic edge it has. Highway Song may be my fave System song these days.

I was also big into System from about five to ten years ago (and had I made a post like this back then it would've been much weirder and much worse, haha). I still love SoaD as well, and still listen to Toxicity and their debut every now and then. I will admit that I'm liking Steal This Album more than I used to. Used to be my least favorite, but now I'm feeling like Hypnotize and Mesmerize are not as good as I remember them being, and STA is actually better than either of those.

Still, nothing from their post-Toxicity stuff beats "Needles", "Forest", or "Aerials". Still my favorite System tracks.
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"It is not your sin—it is your self-satisfaction that crieth unto heaven; your very sparingness in sin crieth unto heaven!

Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the frenzy with which ye should be inoculated?"

!J.O.O.E.!
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  24.06.2016 at 00:28
Written by Jaeryd on 23.06.2016 at 23:36

I was also big into System from about five to ten years ago (and had I made a post like this back then it would've been much weirder and much worse, haha). I still love SoaD as well, and still listen to Toxicity and their debut every now and then. I will admit that I'm liking Steal This Album more than I used to. Used to be my least favorite, but now I'm feeling like Hypnotize and Mesmerize are not as good as I remember them being, and STA is actually better than either of those.

Still, nothing from their post-Toxicity stuff beats "Needles", "Forest", or "Aerials". Still my favorite System tracks.

I always thought Forest would have made a great single off that album. Possibly my fave song off that album.
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  24.06.2016 at 03:29
Forest really really is great. It's the classic SOAD craziness, but muffled and controlled to make a really unsettling song. Probably one of their best songs ever.

Every album they have put out is great. They are amazing songwriters who keep a streamlined sound that fits the radio but still have a crazy amount of energy and love experimentation. I'm really hyped to see what their future albums will be like. Serj's voice sounds the exact same as he did 14 years ago, and they had a lot of time to relax and think, so this can only be good.
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