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Nills Lagerbaak
31-05-2005, 11:15:04
Got me a copy of this yesterday and it is excellent. Heavy, crazy, very melodic but still punchy.
Really the only metal/hardrock album I've bought for ages that has been worth the money.
BYOB is probably my favourite.

King_Ghidra
31-05-2005, 11:17:34
ooh i need to listen to this.

Nills Lagerbaak
31-05-2005, 11:23:51
Doubt if it's a naitonwide thing, but Sainsbury's had Tax free on all CDs yesterday (and maybe today...)

King_Ghidra
31-05-2005, 11:34:10
there seems something fundamentally wrong about the idea of buying system of a down in sainsbury's

Nills Lagerbaak
31-05-2005, 11:43:23
I must say it did feel a bit odd. I made sure I seperated it from my shopping.

Diss
31-05-2005, 20:05:25
I'm worried about it. BYOB seems kind of weak for SOAD. I'm worried they have become pussified as well. More into getting radio play than putting out heavy quirky music. I've only heard Cigaro and BYOB. I prefer songs like Cigaro.

protein
31-05-2005, 22:56:35
I've never liked system of a down but I really like the "LALALALALALALALALA ooooeeeeeoooooo" bit of their single.

Very amusing.

Diss
01-06-2005, 09:15:27
and it's not that I don't like slower melodic music. I like Mr. Jack from their album Steal this Album.

I'm not one of those freaks who can't hear a slow song ever. Like those freaks who complained when metallica put a slow song on their Ride the Lightning album. and it all went downhill from there :)

I just listened to all the song samples on Itunes. And the album does sound kind of weak. As I said, I don't mind slower songs if they are good. These just don't sound that good compared to their first 3 albums. I'll listen to them again to see if they grow on me (Mr Jack is a song that grew on me as well)

Nills Lagerbaak
01-06-2005, 09:51:24
Originally posted by protein
I've never liked system of a down but I really like the "LALALALALALALALALA ooooeeeeeoooooo" bit of their single.

Very amusing.

There's some other very funny twin vocalised shit on the album!

Funko
01-06-2005, 10:15:26
I like how they mix humour with their political stuff. Nice balance.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-06-2005, 10:19:09
Yeah, and ultra heavy with spooky/melodic vocals. Good work all round.

Nills Lagerbaak
03-06-2005, 09:24:41
Right, the more I listen to this, the more I think this is by far and away the best material they have ever produced! It's definitely a grower!
Maybe I haven't bought a lot of good albums recently, but it's the best one I've heard for ages.

Funko
03-06-2005, 09:35:22
Great. keep reminding me to buy it. :)

Nills Lagerbaak
03-06-2005, 09:39:31
Buy it buy it buy it! I mean steal it!

You WILL NOT be dissapointed!

King_Ghidra
03-06-2005, 09:58:33
Also heard this for the first time yesterday and thought it was superb. Good to see they're keeping up the political/social commentary and the quirkiness, allied with some hard rocking riffs. The singer really has one of the most distinctive and compelling voices you will ever hear. Great stuff :beer:

Nills Lagerbaak
03-06-2005, 10:05:26
Such variety too. I've got that robotic voice on "old School Holywood" stuck in my head damn it.

Funko
03-06-2005, 10:11:38
ok ok, I've ordered it. :rolleyes:

Shining1
05-06-2005, 02:38:38
Excellent news.

The single's out here (BYOB) and it's the most nuts thing I've heard in ages. Made me very interested in the rest of the album.

Diss
05-06-2005, 09:17:56
am I the only one who doesn't like it?

granted I haven't bought it, just heard the 30 second samples on itunes.

Funko
06-06-2005, 10:49:03
Arrived this morning. Haven't got to the end yet but so far it's my favourite of theirs.

self biased
06-06-2005, 16:53:55
anyone hear mudvayne's lost and found?

Shining1
07-06-2005, 02:14:45
Just the single 'happy'. Quality screaming. =)