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System Of A Down : Toxicity
...very hard to listen to without travel sickness pills...
LA's System Of A Down are an intriguing band, injecting politics and exotic national origins (Armenian) into this most apple pie and apathetic of genres. They should be saluted as one of the most thoughtful bands currently making aggressive music but, Christ, the dicking about in their songs. . .
’Toxicity' suffers from rhythmic attention deficit disorder, as if they're building in breath-breaks for the moshing kids. Perhaps they're just wilfully perverse. Whatever: very hard to listen to without travel sickness pills.
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