Welcome to this quarterfinal matchup of March Metal Madness 2014. The goal of this year's bracketed competition is to find the greatest metal album of the 21st century. We're now down to eight contenders, with two heavyweights battling it out to come out of the Stage Dive Region.
There is no band in the world quite like Opeth and there is definitely no band in the world like System of a Down. In our quest to find the greatest metal album released so far in the 21st century, these two heavyweights have advanced in March Metal Madness 2014 to face off in a massive Round 2 battle!
During the 21st Century, both of these acts redefined the landscape of metal while achieving monumental success. Tapping into styles and concepts never quite tackled before, these bands capture the listener's imagination like few others. Which one of these discs will move on to the second round of our March Metal Madness tournament to determine the best metal album of the 21st century?
With gleaming eyes, this kid throws up the horns before settling in to give his drum kit a serious beating. He's covering one of the modern era's most crucial and inspiring bands, System of a Down, and their hit 'Toxicity!'
System of a Down are the undisputed kings of weirdness. Not only that, but System of a Down are one of the most bizarre bands to achieve massive mainstream success. Even when you have no idea what Serj Tankian or Daron Malakian are singing about, the masses sing along with unwavering passion and intensity.
When cranking some System of a Down, this parent decided that 'B.Y.O.B' stands for Bring Your Own Baby as 'Chop Suey!' poured out of the speakers. This toddler is given a guitar to hold and pretend to be in the band, but dancing takes priority!
Serj Tankian is a man of many talents and his latest artistic pursuit is a new interactive art exhibit titled 'Disarming Time.' In addition, the System of a Down singer has launched a new IOS/Android App titled 'Eye for Sound.'
System of a Down is the latest band to receive the 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star' treatment. Twelve of the Armenian-American experimental metal band's biggest tracks have been transformed into children's lullabies.
System of a Down singer Serj Tankian has often taken the role as a political activist in addition to his many musical endeavors, so it probably comes as no surprise to fans that he recently weighed in on the current crisis in Syria and President Obama's plan to take military action.
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