System of a Down

System of a Down

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System of a Down's self-titled major-label debut finds the Los Angeles band consolidating its gothic alt-metal, sharpening its deadly riffs, strengthening its brutal rhythms, and adding muscle to its attack. The band differentiates itself from the legions of Southern Californian alt-metalheads by emphasizing its Armenian musical heritage, which gives the music an… See more details below

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System of a Down's self-titled major-label debut finds the Los Angeles band consolidating its gothic alt-metal, sharpening its deadly riffs, strengthening its brutal rhythms, and adding muscle to its attack. The band differentiates itself from the legions of Southern Californian alt-metalheads by emphasizing its Armenian musical heritage, which gives the music an eerie, otherworldly quality. Part of the success of System of a Down">{|System of a Down lies with producer {|Rick Rubin">System of a Down">System of a Down">{|System of a Down lies with producer {|Rick Rubin, who helps give the band focus, but ultimately the record works because of the band itself, since they have contributed a set of strong songs that illustrates this is a band that relies on smarts as well as sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646892428
catalogNumber:
68924
Rank:
2483

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Performance Credits

System of a Down   Primary Artist
Rick Rubin   Piano
Daron Malakian   Guitar,Background Vocals
Shavo Odadjian   Bass
Serj Tankian   Keyboards,Vocals,Sampling
John Dolmayan   Drums
Eric "Statik" Anest   Noise

Technical Credits

Sylvia Massy   Engineer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Dave Sardy   Engineer
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
System of a Down   Producer,Art Direction
Daron Malakian   Composer
Shavo Odadjian   Composer
Serj Tankian   Composer
John Heartfield   Cover Art

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