#1
Hey, I originaly posted this in the pit, but some guy with mommy-daddy issues flipped out and said it was in the wrong forum, so I'm just gonna post it here. I'm not sure if this is exactly the right genre forum, but I don't really consider them metal or nu-metal, so this is the closest one I could find. If you're just gonna flame me, just keep it to urself, kay?

I have come to the conclusion that system of a down has been unfairly labeled as a 'jumping on the political bandwagon', fan-pleasing soulless pop band. I think that anyone interested in System or anyone who thinks they are the way mentioned above should watch this video. If you don't like their music, fine, but its not fair to judge them as being sell-outs or whatever it is you call musicians you don't like. It's not their fault they are popular.

P.S, I'm not just a fanboy, System of a Down isn't my favourite band I don't like their newer stuff very much, I just think they are being unfairly judged by alot of people on this forum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG0dlIABoGg&search=system%20of%20a%20down
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#2
eh, i thought SOAD were political before most bandwagon bands, like RATM
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#3
Rage came before SOAD D Bag and is better than SOAD to begin with.
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#4
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Rage came before SOAD D Bag and is better than SOAD to begin with.


...Remember when I said the point of this thread wasnt for flaming?
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what's the point in being "philiosophical"?

Interesting question...
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eh, i thought SOAD were political before most bandwagon bands, like RATM

If that wasnt sarcasm, I really hope you fall down a deck of stairs.
#6
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eh, i thought SOAD were political before most bandwagon bands, like RATM


RATM released their debut three years before SOAD formed. Unless I'm misreading your post?
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RATM released their debut three years before SOAD formed. Unless I'm misreading your post?


you misread

i meant

SOAD were political before all this bandwagon ****, like RATM were political before it all

apologies
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#8
Ya, um they are pretty much driving the political bandwagon.

Refer to there Rolling Stone interview from about a year ago.
#9
Interesting bit of trivia that you may or may not know, Serj Tankian and Tom Morello founded the Axis of Justice, a politial activist group.

Just thought I'd mention it since we were talking about Rage and System
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#10
They're concerned with a different branch of politics. Most bandwagon bands are all "Bush sucks, lets burn the white house." They're more concerned about the Armenian genocide, all of the members have lost family to the genocide.
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#11
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eh, i thought SOAD were political before most bandwagon bands, like RATM


RATM's self titled was in 1992, and SOAD's first was in 1999.

Bandwagoning RATM were not.


I see your point, they weren't jumping on any bandwagons, I think they were one of the bands that started the bandwagon.

I still hate them though.
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you misread

i meant

SOAD were political before all this bandwagon ****, like RATM were political before it all

apologies


Ahh, I knew you were too smart to say something like that lol
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