Thursday, September 23, 2010

System of a Down - Toxicity

Toxicity, the album which made System of a Down a big name in the hard rock genre. It was their first album to go platinum, in fact, it went multi-platinum. It was pretty well received by critics. Their first single from the album, "Chop Suey!", was nominated for Grammy, and is arguably their most well-known song.

I first listened to the whole album a couple years ago. I had heard them quite a bit on the radio before this though, which is what made me want to hear a whole album of their's. I was not disappointed. If you've only heard the songs that are played on the radio and you enjoy them, then I'd recommend you listen to this.
In my best opinion it's their best album. It's fast, heavy, and melodic. My favorite song on the album would probably have to be either "Prison Song" or "Toxicity". I can't say there's a song on the album I don't like.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Track Listing

1. Prison Song
2. Needles
3. Deer Dance
4. Jet Pilot
5. X
6. Chop Suey!
7. Bounce
8. Forest
9. Atwa
10. Science
11. Shimmy
12. Toxicity
13. Psycho
14. Aerials

The video for their second single off the album, "Toxicity".


  1. I remember when this album came out, so groundbreaking! Great review!

  2. this cd kicked ass , ill have to buy it again .. my old one is all scratched

  3. EPIC album. I love the subtle Armenian influences in some of their songs too.

  4. I normally don't like system of a down, but I do love this song bro!

  5. these guys are one of favorite bamds. keep it up!

  6. dude I loved these guys when i was younger SWEET

  7. I wish I could grow facial hair that well.

  8. nostolgia'd hard. i remeber when i was 12 and listening to this shit.

  9. this is one of the best songs in my more great music!

  10. Wish these guys would release some moar albums, was listening to Toxicity earlier today too.

  11. They block this song in my country :( damn youtube

  12. This takes me back, JR. High memories man