System Of A Down ‎– System Of A Down

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American Recordings ‎– 491209 2, Columbia ‎– COL 491209 2, Columbia ‎– 01-491209-10
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

1 Suite-Pee 2:31
2 Know 2:56
3 Sugar 2:33
4 Suggestions 2:44
5 Spiders 3:35
6 Ddevil 1:43
7 Soil 3:25
8 War? 2:40
9 Mind 6:16
10 Peephole 4:04
11 CUBErt 1:49
12 Darts 2:42
13 P.L.U.C.K. (Politically Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers.) 3:38

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Sony DADC variant: System Of A Down.

Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA.
Vocals and additional recording at Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at Record Plant, Hollywood, CA & Hollywood Sound, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Sony Studios, New York, NY.

Cat# reads 491209 2 on spine and disc and COL 491209 2 / 01-491209-10 on the rear artwork.

(all songs) © 1998 DDevil Music (ASCAP).
All songs published by DDevil Music (ASCAP).

Cover art: © 1998 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

© 1998 The American Recording Company, LLC.
℗ 1998 The American Recording Company, LLC.
"Columbia" is the exclusive trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Distribution Sony Music.

Made in Austria.
Released in standard jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099749 120921
  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN 13): 5099749120921
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SCAM SGDL
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Price Code: CB 791
  • Other (Sony format code): CDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 14): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 54 | E 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, 12): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 54 | D00
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 61 | A12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, 18): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 61 | A18
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 54 | A10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 61 | A09
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, 15): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 41 | A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8, 11): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 12 | A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 12 | A8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 61 | A10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 54 | A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 16): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 61 | A14
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 17): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 54 | A8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 19): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 12 | A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 20): Sony Music | S0149120910-0101 61 | A6
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17): IFPI L554
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3, 4, 7, 10, 15, 18, 20): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 6): none
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 8, 9, 11, 19): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 945Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 947C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94Z8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 943R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 94Z5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 942Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 94X7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 94K7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 94K5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 11): IFPI 942N
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 12): IFPI X405
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): IFPI 94K2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14, 20): IFPI 941B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): IFPI 946R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 16): IFPI 947R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 17): IFPI 946T
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 18): IFPI 94K1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 19): IFPI 94W5

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CK 68924 System Of A Down System Of A Down(CD, Album) American Recordings CK 68924 US 1998 Sell This Version
SRCS 8757 System Of A Down System Of A Down(CD, Album) American Recordings, Sony Records SRCS 8757 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
System Of A Down System Of A Down(CD, Album, Promo) American Recordings US 1998 Sell This Version
491209 LP1 System Of A Down System Of A Down(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cle) American Recordings (2) 491209 LP1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
491209 LP1 System Of A Down System Of A Down(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) American Recordings (2) 491209 LP1 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018

It's 1998, and with nu metal slowly getting its footing and revitalizing what was, at that point, a dying metal scene, there's no denying that amongst the rap metal hybrid acts such as Limp Bizkit and Rage Against the Machine, and the teenage angst ridden beats of Papa Roach and Korn, there was one band who had a unique sound of their own, and that band was Spineshank.

Just kidding.

System of a Down's self-titled debut album is literally all over the place, from calm to erratic in a heartbeat. It's raw and aggressive, yet at times can be soothing and melodic, whilst maintaining a take-no-prisoners "fuck the world" attitude. It's dirty, gritty, and full of rage and spite. Certainly not a record for the weak-hearted.

Vocalist Serj Tankian has expertly managed to blend all kinds of singing, from melodic clean vocals to shouting, a wide range of eccentric falsetto, something considerably theatrical, and what can only be described as "vocal effects", it could be seen as an acquired taste, but it's certainly unique! And his vocals are perfectly backed by Daron Malakian's guitars. Punchy, heavy and relentless. Frantically shifting from crunchy riffs to odd, out-of-tune bends and licks. It's a recognizable style that very few have been able to replicate.

Highlights to look out for include 'Suite-Pee', 'Know', 'Ddevil' (nope, that wasn't a typo!), 'Peephole' and of course the classic, 'Sugar'.

As a whole, this is a cracking debut. It shows a band with incredible chemistry and potential (which they would certainly live up to), and the only real problem with it today is that it seems a bit dated and overshadowed by what the band would go on to release later in their careers.