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System of a Down

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Formed: 1995 in Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, Serj Tankian, John Dolmayan
Biography: Like many late-'90s metal bands, System of a Down struck a balance between '80s underground thrash metal and metallic early-'90s alternative rockers like Jane's Addiction. Their dark, neo-gothic alternative metal earned a cult following in the wake of the popularity of such likeminded bands as Korn and ...Read full biography
Toxicity
Released: 2001
Label: AMERICAN
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System of a Down's 1998 debut was initially overlooked by the mainstream hard rock audience, as well as the specialized press. But heavy metal cognoscenti in both camps quickly realized that in their hands ...Read full review
Hypnotize [Clean]
Released: 2005
Label: AMERICAN/COLUMBIA
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It wasn't a lie when System of a Down said the packaging for Mezmerize and Hypnotize would slot together. Released in November 2005, roughly six months after its counterpart, Hypnotize does indeed feature ...Read full review