UK (Glasgow), June 15, 2005 Review

artist: System of a Down date: 10/27/2005 category: live concerts

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System of a Down: UK (Glasgow), June 15, 2005
There were no cuts in sounds or any problems at all. The performance was magnificent. A pretty flawless set with all the classics played.
 Sound: 10
 Perfomance: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.7
UK (Glasgow), June 15, 2005 Reviewed by: narmi, on october 27, 2005
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Sound: This was truly a terrific gig. This was the second time I have seen System and the sound was even better than the first. I love the tone on Mezmerize and it really adds to the old songs as well. Seeing videos of recorded performances over the Internet doesn't do SOAD justice, if you have the chance to see them, don't turn it down. There were no cuts in sounds or any problems at all. The usual instruments were used: guitars, bass, drums and a keyboard which was used by both Serj and Daron. // 10

Perfomance: The performance was magnificent. The only disappointment was Serj never once communicated with the crowd, he is that sort of person so I wasn't expecting him to say much. Daron did all the talking as usual and he is a bit of nut. The start of the show was outstanding, a flag with the Mezmerize cover was over the stage. The lights went out, the usual roars filled the air as the anticipation and waiting was finally over. A silhouette of Daron appeared through the flag and he began singing and playing Soldier Side. The crowd were singing along, every word. The flag finally dropped and BYOB began as did the chaos. SOAD always have rough crowds, this was no different. Unbelievable. A pretty flawless set with all the classics played. Daron does like messing around on his own during the breaks with just his guitar and 'wacky' vocals. Setlist: 01. Soldier Side 02. BYOB 03. Revenga 04. Science 05. kill Rock N Roll 06. Suggestions 07. Psycho 08. Chop Suey! 09. Cigaro 10. Mr. Jack 11. Needles 12. Deer Dance 13. Aerials 14. Bounce 15. Atwa 16. Forest 17. Lost In Hollywood 18. Question! 19. War? 20. Prison 21. Roulette 22. Toxicity 23. Suite-Pee 24. Sugar Stand out tracks were BYOB, Chop Suey!, Mr Jack, Deer Dance, Toxicity (circle pit was awesome), Suite-Pee and Sugar. The new track Kill Rock N Roll didn't tickle my fancy but it was a nice preview from their next album. Glasgow crowds are always great and this was the usual crazy sing along drunk psychos which many bands have come to love. // 9

Overall Impression: UK, Glasgow, SECC, June 15 2005. The opening band was Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, they did what the had to do but in my opinion, they were pretty terrible. Everything about the show was spot on and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even after the show when me and my cousin ran through Glasgow and almost missed the train! Tickets were 25 and worth ever penny. I always tend to remember the intro to a gig, it's my favourite part, and SOAD's entrance was pretty unforgettable. They may come here again after Hypnotize is released, if that album blows me away I will most definately go and see them again. At the moment I am happy waiting another year or so until seeing them again. In conclusion, SOAD did what they do best, deliver a performace that leaves you begging for more. // 10

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