System of a Down Steal This Album!
Published Jan 01, 2006With the breakout success of their amazing Toxicity disc it seemed inevitable that demand for new music might not be far behind. And while this 16-track collection is not strictly speaking a "new" release, it does deliver 16 tracks previously unheard on record with history ranging back to 1995, before the release of their self-titled debut. Musically it is exactly the kind of neck-snapping twisted metal mayhem that the American-Armenian quartet is renowned and respected for. They are by no means b-sides or outtakes, they are fully realised and brilliantly executed songs and performances worthy of acknowledgement as more than a "compilation" or something for completists only. (American)