By Evan Serpick
August 10, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Chop Suey!

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This first single from System’s second album reprises the qualities that elevated the band above Slipknot, Mudvayne, and other hardcore-pop peers. Even at their most primal, System infuse their thrash with spine-tingling harmony and folky Mediterranean accents. The lyrics to this song, originally called ”Suicide,” might sound pretentious in the hands of a less compelling singer, but Serj Tankian’s hypnotic, urgent voice lends them gravitas.

Chop Suey!

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