I’ve always been surprised by how much I like System of a Down’s music.
I remember being a bit frightened by their music videos when I first came across them in middle school, but I listened intently anyway.
Serj Tankian has such a unique and beautiful voice; it’s an incredibly interesting and effective foil to the band’s brash instrumentation.
Here’s one of my favorite SOAD tracks, wherein they share a message that really resonates with me:
When you lose small mind, you free your life.
(Song recommendation by Samantha Lamph/Len)