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No. 5: System of a Down, ‘Toxicity’ – Top 21st Century Metal Songs


System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan absolutely owns this song; crafting one of the most memorable percussive lines of the 2000s. Not to take anything away from singer Serj Tankian or guitarist Daron Malakian, who both carry the meat of ‘Toxicity,’ showcasing stunning performances of their own.

As the title track for System of a Down’s paramount album, ‘Toxicity’ invites listeners into an experimental realm that no band has previously emulated, or has since. The twisted brilliance found within System of a Down’s music is at it’s purest in Toxicity, ending with the line, ‘When I became the sun / I shone life into the man’s hearts.’

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