System Of A DownSystem Of A Down

Label:American Recordings – 19075865581
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Style:Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Hardcore



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Sticker on shrink wrap:
Available for the first time on vinyl.

Contains a printed cardboard inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Made in the EU. Matrix/runouts stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 190758655819
  • Barcode (Text): 1 9075-86558-1 9
  • Label Code: LC07181
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, variant 1): 24215 1A 19075865581
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, variant 1): 24215 1B 19075865581
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, variant 2): 24215 1A 19075865581
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, variant 2): 24215 2B 19075865581
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, variant 3): 24215 2A 19075865581
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, variant 3): 24215 2B 19075865581

Other Versions (5 of 89)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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System Of A Down (CD, Album)American RecordingsCK 68924US1998
System Of A Down (CD, Album)American Recordings, Columbia491209 2, COL 491209 2Europe1998
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System Of A Down (CD, Advance, Album, Promo)American Recordings, ColumbiaCSK 41149US1998
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System Of A Down (CD, Album, Stereo)American RecordingsCK 68924Canada1998
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System Of A Down (CD, Album, Promo, Edited)American RecordingsCSK 41426US1998



  • mhc83's avatar
    Honestly opinion - all the SOAD reissue covers looks like crap. Any decent graphic would fix that in one hour. It is good that they are cheap cause these are a cheap made pressings with low quality.. If Music On Vinyl will do SOAD records in future I will change all of them without a doubt. For now it will do.
    • Petabik's avatar
      Not the best sounding vinyl I've heard, but fantastic for its price
      • am_larev's avatar
        Honest review:
        Picture at the cover is in deed enlarged but, dude, this is about 2 decades later and picture still original.

        Everything else looks in place. My copy didn’t come with the sticker but whatever.

        About the distortions:
        Dude, I had a casette copied from a copy from an original CD. Back in the days when I was a teenager I could only dream with this.

        Distortions sounds as distorted as they have to be. Go buy the black album from Metallica if you expect that level of mix/master.
        Voices, and drums sound clear, bass sounds exactly as it should: at times pretty clear, and at times like opaque and bombed. Guitars sounds crashing and dirt.

        It’s really well balanced. Not flat whatsoever.

        This sounds great.


        PS: all tested with my hi-fi expensive gear. All awarded and tested by hi-fi magazine.
        • saulpimon's avatar
          Barely enjoyable. Distorted and clipping. Also muddy. Looks VG+ visually straight from a still sealed cover. Has 4-5 pops and clicks. CD-version sounds much much better. What on earth is happening in the pressing plants these days?
          •'s avatar
            Sounds very distorted. Maybe too much compression. No sticker on my copy.
            • HellerJs's avatar
              This pixelated hand on the cover looks like a stretched low-quality jpeg.
              • mietersemichiel's avatar
                Edited 5 years ago
                Instead of a pricey 180g reissue they just went for simple and affordable. I bought it for 18 euros at FNAC Lisbon and its pretty decent.
                • Jarren's avatar
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  Amazing to finally have this landmark album on vinyl. Quite why it took so long is a mystery, especially with the amount of shitty bootlegs that have been floating around for years.

                  Anyway, here it is at last. What does the vinyl sound like? Pretty good! Real heavy bass, Shavo's lines sound literally alive through your speakers. John's percussion shines & Serj's vocals sit proudly & defiantly on top of the mix for all to hear.

                  And yeah, Daron's riffs fucking destroy the place as they should.

                  Of course it'll all depend on your turntable setup, but I'm pretty sure anyone with a half-decent setup will find the same results I have.

                  Regarding the vinyl weight, no it's not 180g. But that's a whole crock of shit anyway. Vinyl weight has NO bearing to pressing quality (I've heard sub-120g vinyl that sounded perfect). It's all about the mastering, and thankfully this LP delivers. Not just a lazy CD rip either.

                  At the price this is selling for, you'd be a fool to not pick a copy up.
                  • Glebrus's avatar
                    Edited 5 years ago
                    1) Finally! It's a shame that one the most iconic alternative records was not available on vinyl
                    2) Sound is just good. Really good. Much better than last Korn's release for example (my humble opinion)
                    3) I'm a bit dissapointed it is not 180 gr weight, and no merch inside. But it costs not so much, so okay... On the other hand I wound give even more to have SOAD in my collection, so I'd love to have a poster or something.

                    PS The same words for other albums.


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