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System of a down ROCKED!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    In other news, Hella and The Mars Volta still suck.

    Hella just sucks. It sounded like one long ass drum solo...

    The Volta just has to much going on to sound good live, unfortunately. I still dig their CD's though. They only played 4 songs... but damnit, they were long. They said "this is our last tune". That song lasted 25 minutes... everyone got pissed after 10 :p

    System of a Down rocked my socks.They are hilarious. Shavo doesn't even play half the time... he just screws around with the fans. He has a mirror pick-guard and was reflecting light beams at people. Silly bugger.

    People say they suck live... I disagree. Daron's singing goes down the toilet, but I think that is because he realizes it is ridiculous, so he has fun with it.

    On "Revenga", I thought the recording had atleast 2 drum tracks, but the drummer played all the parts. He's crazy.

    The best sounding songs were BYOB, Sugar, Ariels, Prisons, and Violent Pornography.

    Yes. I will be seeing them again.
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I figured hella would suck. They sound pretty good on the newest album, but that's because there are hella overdubs!

    Yeah, people say Mars Volta are awesome live... I don't think I'd pay good money to see them.

    No thoughts on SOAD. I noticed the lead singer (not Daron) sounded really tame on SNL. The first album that guys voice was craaaaaaaaazy. Mike patton influence, for sure, but still crazy. Now he just seems to sing. I'm sure he's better "on his turf"
  3. I bet you were one of those kids at the show dressed in black with your studded wrist band and black makeup just waiting for them to play Sugar, just like all the other 12-18 year olds there.
    Maybe even that guy behind me yelling at the mars volta to get off the stage....
    I was kinda bummed to see Hella with vocals, another guitar and bass. Usually they just have a guitar and drums. On their records they have big warnings stating that they are not for everyone.
    This guy in front of us didn't know who was playing except for system of a down.
    I thought all the bands did a good job. System played their ass off along with everyone else.
    But it was completly an odd bill. There were 3 types of people going to that show. System fans that would hate mars volta, mars volta fans that would hate system of a down and people that wanted to see both bands play and equally liked them (I'm not including Hella only because they have their own thing going on).
    I didn't like people complaining and heckling other bands. Completly rude.
    Such different bands.
    Maybe if you're lucky next time System will play Sugar for 5 hours straight and have no one else play with them.
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Dude, hush.

    When Volta played, nothing except the drums were easily recognizable. It was horrible sounding... Maybe it was the sound guy... but it sounded like crap. Volta is better on CD.
  5. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I agree, volta seems more of acid rock to me. I don't mind open jam sessions, but it eventually needs to lead SOMEWHERE.

    Hella just blew, sounded like every room in guitar center all wanking at the same time.
  6. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Hella had a full band? Wow, big mistake. They work well as a duo, but there's a reason for that....I can't imagine what Lightning Bolt would sound like with Keys and a full horn section. Bleh!
  7. I was a bit bummed that they weren't the two piece.
    Last time they played for 3 and a half hours straight....rediculousness...just the 2 of them.
  8. Probably was the sound guy.

    When I saw them I could hear everything with ease.

    I think I heard the drummer fart a couple times.
  9. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    when I saw soad, Shavo probably played more than Daron. The Mars Volta sounded terrible here too. Anything high pitched (vocals, guitar, keys, woodwinds) turned into an annoying screech with no definiton.
  10. did you ever find out why they always send the poor?
  11. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Because presidents don't fight the war.
  12. There was a point in time where SOAD sounded like a pile of doo-doo live and everyone but the drummer played sloppily, They've definitely matured from then, I still prefer them on cd.

    Mars Volta is a hard band to get into, I personally love them, Live and on CD. I dont mind the jam sessions, its just it can get annoying with Omar wanking all the time. Now if Juan showed off his insane speed and used his mass of effects more, The jam sessions would probably be even more interesting.
  13. havik180


    Oct 9, 2005
    SF bay area
    I've been a System fan for years now and seen them live 3 times. 2 outta 3 were good the other was a bit of a let down, they just didnt seem like they were into it. By far the best was in " when they only had their first album . I think they've slowly been falling off since "steal this album" but then again it was all songs that didnt make the cut for the first 2.

    I think mezmerize (and porobably hypnotize) isnt that good because Daron had too much control over singing , song writing and writing the music as well. They're over doing everything in my opinion.

    Just go back to basics.
  14. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Ex, toxicity is my fave, but mezmerize kicks ass too. But, I agree daron should leave the singing to the one that can actually sing.....serj.
  15. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I think SOAD has a very cool sound. I own all their CDs. I wasn't willing to shell out to go see them though. Tickets were too expensive for a band like that. Heck, I paid 15 bucks to see In Flames in San Fran and they were on tour from another country! I think SOAD tickets were something like $40? I'm sorry, but that's too much for me. They're not music hall-of-famers yet.
  16. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    YET :D

    They are the ONLY band I have heard do anything original, or interesting in metal since Pantera's first three.

    I paid $55 per ticket after ticketbastard charges, one for myself, and one for a friend, $10 PARKING, and another $20 or so for gas. Worth every penny, and can't wait to catch them again.
  17. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV

    Wow, who pissed in your cheerios?

    Mike made a valid arguement to why he didn't care for them live and even stated that he likes them on disc....and apparently quite a few people agree. Not saying your opinion is wrong...but you could have chosen a more mature way to get your point across.

    Chill out dude.

    ....was I just defending mike? :scowl:
  18. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Im sure when Volta is headlining, the sound is better than what you heard. I saw them in NYC and they were amazing, i even have a bootleg recording of it if you wish to take me on about it.
  19. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Man, thats something I'll never understand.

    If my band was headlining a tour I would make sure that every band at every gig sounded as good as possible.

    I don't want other people to look bad to make me look better...thats gonna bore the crowd. I want them to be rocked every second that they're there.
  20. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Daron usually writes most of the songs. He's had a large input on lyrics since the first album. His singing has gotten alot better and its a nice contrast to Serj's voice. I admit he could pull it back a little bit but it still sounds alright.