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Started listening to SOAD again

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by deSade, 19 May 2006.

  1. deSade

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    After a good while of not playing them, I've been playing System of a Down a lot over the last few days. Other great albums of theirs aside, Mesmerize & Hypnotize are really powerful, incredibly well balanced records.

    What are your thoughts on their place in the heavy rock world?
     
  2. Nitro_Junkie

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    totally different to anything out there, and in my opinion awesome toxicity is my favourite album but mesmerize and hypnotize are both very good albums too

    one of my favourite bands for many a year now :D
     
  3. deSade

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    I'm hoping they'll come over again this year - don't know if there's any news (I think they're touring the US at the moment on Ozzfest).

    Saw them at Brixton last year which was a real buzz. :)
     
  4. Carzy

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    Used to be into them loads, but find them a bit boring nowadays. Their two new albums got barely more than a few listens. Toxicity was on loop when I was 14/15 so I'm kinda bored of that album now too. Haven't listened to them in ages.
     
  5. deSade

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    Boring!!!!??

    Surely that is a word you can't use about them!
     
  6. Big Chris

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    I think they're awful, each song they release annoys me a little bit more than the last. They're dull and unimaginative, and I can't quite understand why so many people bum them.

    Their latest song especially just stinks of "we've run out of already bad ideas for songs, so we've thrown together this nonsense about a lonely day, my loneliest day, the loneliest day of all...."
     
  7. deSade

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    And you listen to?
     
  8. Carzy

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    Mutha****ing Isis biatch!!!!

    And yes, I find them boring. Toxicity for the reasons mentioned. And their new albums, because having quick changes in the songs doesn't automatically lead to them not being boring. Plus Daron or whatever his name is needs to sing less. A lot less.
     
  9. deSade

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    IMO they are a very innovative band, just not fitting into heavy rock stereotyping is a bonus (BTW, I also think 'Lonliest Day' was a bit pap!).
     
  10. Big Chris

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    Why does that matter in this case?
     
  11. deSade

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    Just interested. If you call a band dull and unimaginative, it would be intersting to know what you think is exciting & imaginative. ;)
     
  12. Big Chris

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    Isis
    Pelican
    Tool
    Helmet
    Oceansize

    Those are my top 5 and get regular airplay, but there's a huge list besides that too that I'd rate over SOAD. Only my opinion mind, but check out Isis especially if you're of a heavy rock persuation, they could well be the best band since some other band were heralded as the best band.
     
  13. SexyGreyFox

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    I can honestly say that SOAD haven't made a bad track and I can listen listen to everything they've done (except for some dodgy bootlegs).
    The only other band without a dodgy track are The Wildhearts.
     
  14. Chris19

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    Oceansize are good should try them out also
     
  15. penski

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    That's exactly the sort of word I'd use.

    Others are:

    Formulaic
    Predictable
    Dull

    "hey, guys...I've got an idea for a new song, it goes like this:

    Quiet
    Loud
    Quiet
    Loud
    Soaring Chorusy Bit
    Loud
    Quiet
    Loud!"

    "OMFG! Instant win!!!11"

    :/

    *n
     
  16. benneh

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    I'm a fan tbh. Crazy ass jew metal, can't get enough.
     
  17. james.miller

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    i like them. I dont like everything they have done, but the majority of stuff is great and they are awsome live. One of the best act's ive seen. I remember being there at the Leeds festival in 2003 when they refused to play until thr crowd moved back and stopped crushing the guys at the front. muchos respect.
     
  18. deSade

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    I may be getting misunderstood about my take on SOAD - I think they are a great, innovative band - unlike most others in terms of their style. But I also rate quite a few other bands above them.

    My top 5 are:

    Suicidal Tendencies;
    Tool (even though I still can't make a decision on 10,000 Days);
    Rush;
    Bad Religion; and
    Clawfinger

    But I can't agree with penski in calling them Formulaic, Predictable & Dull. :confused:
     
  19. SexyGreyFox

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    Just shows once again you don't know what you're on about.
    You obviously missed out Fast and Slow from your formula.

    Absolutely amazing band and two years ago I even got chatted up by Zak who I had to turn down :D
     
  20. Mellownatts

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    There ok, but they give me a slight headache after about 2 songs in a row.

    Metallica 4tw. :D