How the press comments System Of A Down`s second album TOXICITY
Year-End accolades are in for SOAD:
TIME Magazine #3 in the Best of 2001
«In a year filled with screaming nu-metal acts, this band screams loudest and most eloquently. Front man Serj Tankian has a soaring voice, but as he demonstrates on stand-outs Chop Suey! and Forest, he knows how to modulate, sounding like an angry cantor one moment and a choir boy the next. Guitarist Daron Malakian backs it all up with a fierce wall of fuzz.»
SPIN «Album of the Year» 2001
«Toxicity is the most ambitious record yet to emerge from the nu metal scene. This is the sound of now.»
Rolling Stone «Rest of the Best»
«…a bouquet of smart rock and ardent social argument.»
Alternative Press readers` poll winner — «Artist of the Year»
and on the cover of the February Issue on-stands late December/early January.
Entertainment Weekly — «2001 Breakouts»/Best Thrashers
«[SOAD] mix up the mosh pit with dynamic shifts into jangly folk,jazz riffs,and Middle Eastern progressions, all delivered with ample wit, humor, and political prescience.»
Blender — #10 on their top 50 albums of 2001
«their second album rocks — nowhere more so than on «Chop Suey!», one of the best songs of this or any other year.
San Jose Mercury News
#10 on the top 10 albums of 2001
Steve Morse’s best of the year.