What's your favorite non-radio-single for System of a Down?

United States
January 3, 2007 7:33pm CST
By the way, I'm not counting Sugar in this list, because it was a radio single a loooong time ago. My vote so far is for Jet Pilot or Deer Dance. The vote will change once I get Mesmerize, Hypnotize, and Steal This Album, though - I don't have either of those, although I've heard half of the songs off of STA. By the way, has anyone seen SOAD live? I want to, but I want someone to tell me how good they are live, first.
9 responses
@tikboy (21)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
no system is not good live. yes they perform well, but daron sucks live,soundwise. there are plenty of better guitarists out there who deserve sponsorship from ibanez. im not saying daron sucks. yes hes wild on stage and all, but youd expect better skills from a guitarist who comes from a phenomenal rockband like SOAD. on the CD yes he sounds huge, but live, he misses a lot of notes. maybe because he jumps around a lot, or hes drunk like hell. Anyway, i like Needles and Forest. i like the semi blast beat in Needles into half time drums and muted drop C chugs. hahaha
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
4 Feb 07
I think Daron has a pretty good sound live, at least guitar-wise, it seems to be in perfect tune all of the time, so I have no complaints on that matter. He could be a little more professional on stage though, that's correct and I have to agree with.
• Portugal
14 Feb 07
for me, Deer Dance is the best..
@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I love Dreaming,Such an awesome song. I have seen them twice so far :) Well in my experience they were very nice(I've seen them in NY) and they did have a great performance. I hope you will catch them sometimes soon :)
@gilla_x (33)
• Pakistan
11 Feb 07
its spides over here.. agree on the drums .. thats real kool work done by them never heard before
@starr4all (2865)
8 Feb 07
I would have to go with Deer Dance. Though it is hard to pick just one.
@Ironfist (11)
• Pakistan
6 Feb 07
i'll go for temper.. its a great song
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
24 Jan 07
I'll have to go with Deer Dance, I think it is quite underrated by some of the fans. It features some of the best guitar riffs SOAD ever jammed into a record, and also as some lyrics where you can make perfect sense out of them, unlike with some of their other songs. Jet Pilot has never attracted me much. Forest is another great non-radio SOAD song that has never got the much attention that it certainly deserves.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Yeah, I would agree. I think "Deer Dance" is my favorite non-radio single from System Of A Down. I specially like the bridge part where all's left is the bassline, then the drumbeats enter and serj's soft words complimented by guitar arpeggios before proceeding to the bruising chorus. Genius.
@k73hrx (81)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 07
my favorite SOAD song is tentative and dreaming from Hypnotize. you should listen to Mesmerize and Hypnotize. their song little differen from STA or toxicity. but you will love duet between Daron and Serj in almost songs on those 2 album. and i think hypnotize is slighly better than mesmerize..:D