System Of A Down : Steal this Album

System Of A Down : Steal this Album

Considering their obsessions include war, power and death, it should be easier to take System Of A Down seriously. Some might argue that's the fault of the cynical listener, embarrassed by the band's uninhibited passion and political commitment....

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System Of A Down : Aerials

System Of A Down : Aerials

Quick! Bring the capes! Prepare the interpretative dancing! System Of A Down walk among us once more like high priests of ludicrousness, dispensing their doomy rock sacrament like they've got the Black Death on drums and the Spanish Inquisition...

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Various : Pledge Of Allegiance

Various : Pledge Of Allegiance

A spy for the Martian Federation would report that Planet Earth is dominated - militarily, economically and culturally - by a single superpower. It might also report that a substantial proportion of this mighty empire's youth are infatuated by...

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System Of A Down  :  Birmingham Academy

System Of A Down : Birmingham Academy

Ever since the twin towers fell, the American psyche has been hungry for catharsis. Rock radio has undergone a kind of Orwellian self-censorship, cutting out the dissident voices, and ramming the playlists with bands like Staind , Nickelback ,...

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System Of A Down : Toxicity

System Of A Down : Toxicity

Dumb riffola is one of life's most consistent pleasures, from AC/DC to Andrew WK , so it's an annoying day when heavy music gets clever and starts playing around with time signatures. LA's System Of A Down are an intriguing band,...

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System Of A Down : Chop Suey

System Of A Down : Chop Suey

"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit/Father, into your hands, why have you forsaken me" ... Christ, it's Godspell You Black Emperor!. Los Angeles metallers System Of A Down might be Slipknot's touring partners, but their theatrical...

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London WC2 Astoria

London WC2 Astoria

Planet Metal is a darker, dirtier place than a decade ago. But where now? Faster and heavier is not an option. A sideways step is in order, and tonight's triple bill from the heavy capital of the world, LA, may be where the answer lies....

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