I unashamedly love this band. Deal with it. Apparently they’ve got 15 songs ready for a new album.
I remember hearing Know on a free CD on the front of Kerrang! and thinking it was fucking brilliant. I reckon there’s good stuff to be found on every one of their albums. Sure there’s some stuff that makes you wonder what they were thinking, and on the last two albums they let Daron sing too much, but over ten years later and I can still chuck any of them on and it sounds good.
Thing is though, everything solo I’ve heard from them after they split was just utter dross. Like proper bland shit that took the more annoying aspects and put them at the forefront. The ridiculousness of it all scaled back even though that’s part of what made them great.
So a 2017 System Of A Down album? Probably gonna be pretty shit and derivative I reckon. The fact that they’re quoted as saying “We’re not trying to make ‘Toxicity’ Part II” probably means they’re doing exactly that.