They opened up greatly on the Lollapallooza-tour, they convinced as a support for Slayer in Europe, they are the faves of Rock pope Rick Rubin, and they made numerous big magazines scream in excitement: System Of A Down are momentarily everybody's darling. Why? Probably because their competent Heavy Metal, a hot mixture of different styles and ages, spiced up with a big portion of modern tunes also attracts fans of non-Metal scenes. Maybe the topics around love, lust and pains of singer Serj Tankian are another reason for the masses' titillation. And maybe, the roaring guitar-riffs of Daron Malakian cause this euphoria. There is things that's for sure: if you have seen this band live on stage, you won't ever forget it! And if you listen to their current album, "Toxicity" with the adequate volume, you'll be fascinated. Pre-supposed you have stable nervous system and you know True- or Epic Metal only by the hearsay.