Nearly two decades ago, our favorite oddball metal heads got together and created one of their best albums yet! Totally hardcore and dripping with skill, each track on their self-titled debut album is nothing less than pure brilliance.

System Of A Down is an Armenian-American heavy metal band from Glendale, California. The band has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Additionally, the popular SOAD song “B.Y.O.B.” won the Best Hard Rock Performance of 2006 – totally impressive!


About the Album

On June 30, 1998 “System of a Down” was officially released. The songs “Sugar” and “Spiders” were the two singles that really caused this album to skyrocket. The music videos were aired on MTV time and time again, and the radio often showed favor to these tunes as well.

System’s self titled album also presented them with the opportunity to open for successful metal bands such as Slayer and Metallica. Thanks to the success brought on from this wicked album, SOAD even have the experience of touring with Incubus and Fear Factory under their belt.


Two most popular songs from the album

Every song from System’s self titled album is terrific, but two songs have long stood out amongst the rest. If you ask someone what their favorite song from this album is, chances are it will be one of these two. Let’s talk a little bit about each of these tracks and what makes them so great.


In all honesty – have you ever heard anything like it? I sure haven’t, and to be able to say that – especially in a positive manner – is pretty stellar! I love “Sugar,” and if you’re a fan of Sytem, chances are you love “Sugar” too!



“Spiders” is one of the best examples of how skillfully System of a Down arranges their music. A slower song with bang-up dynamics, this track is able to easily stand on its own! Admit it – the second you hear that deep, slow intro you get a serious rush of excitement!

System of a Down is a work of art for the eclectic, and we are forever grateful for their existence! So here’s a treat as we wrap things up;  Sytem of a Down in 1998, performing “Sugar” live in Chicago:



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