More Serj, Please
I love music from the band System of a Down. Their tunes are wonderfully heavy but maintain incredible melody. Their lyrics are politically charged and meaningful. Serj Tankian has an exhilerating delivery with many facets, just listen to "Chop Suey" for a sample of what I'm referring to. He's the Chuck D of SOAD, the voice the perfect accompanies Daron Malakian's music. There's no voice like Tankian's in rock right now.
I've noticed an unfortunate trend with System of a Down releases in 2005. Where Tankian was "the voice" on previous releases, Malkian now sings on just about every song and sometimes his voice is more prominent than that of Tankian. Tankian's awesome vocals are getting buried by Malkian's weak and diluted voice. I sing just about as well as Malakian and that's not saying much.
My hope for the future of System of a Down is that they go back to what worked so brilliantly and let Tankian handle the vast majority of vocals while Malakian sticks to song writing and guitar.
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