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Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« on: November 28, 2007, 12:24:21 am »
The new album by System of a Down's frontman, Serj Tankian, called Elect the Dead. Completely done by Serj himself, most instruments, production, etc. in his home studio.

Website: http://www.serjtankian.com/

The single: Empty Walls, as well as its provocative and controversial video.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x33vfi_serj-tankian-empty-walls_music

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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 01:39:53 am »
Pretty good. Downloaded, will give it a listen later.

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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 04:33:26 pm »
Yeah Empty Walls is pretty good but I don't really like how all of his stuff has to be political.

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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 06:34:53 pm »
Lacks Darren Malchai and the overall System Of A Down magic I fell in love with 4/5 years ago. :(
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 10:50:13 am »
Yeah Empty Walls is pretty good but I don't really like how all of his stuff has to be political.

because that is what Serj is all about :P

You have to admit there are not actually that many bands or singers that use this method of provocative display.

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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 02:26:17 pm »
Yeah Empty Walls is pretty good but I don't really like how all of his stuff has to be political.

because that is what Serj is all about :P

You have to admit there are not actually that many bands or singers that use this method of provocative display.

Indeed! Through Serj's talent to write songs about political aspects he has raised much awareness to underlying problems, not just in the U.S., but for the whole world. It's a shame most politicians listen to Classic FM or general old people's radio stations :(
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007, 11:13:21 am »
It's a great album! If I'm not listening to MaSu, then I'm listening to this  :D
I like it even better than what he did with System of a Down. (although they were good too)
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2007, 07:44:48 pm »
Pros:
No Daron Malakian vocals.
Longer than 35 fucking minutes.

Cons:
Lacks the overall kick of System of a Down.
Could do with being a little heavier.


Either way, pretty sound album.
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2007, 08:34:52 pm »
I liked Daron Malakian's vocals.

It's not as good as Toxicity, Hypnotize and Mesmerize in my opinion, but Sky is Over is pretty awesome.

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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 11:28:30 pm »
Yes, in some parts, it lacks a bit the heaviness. But apart from that, it's a really good album. I especially like "Lie Lie Lie".
We're open to such things, we've even talked many times about doing it with Inja, but in a way that's redundant because we can already get Erica
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007, 12:09:42 am »
Lie Lie Lie is probably my second favourite song. Sky is Over is just awesome, even better than most of System's stuff.

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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2007, 05:32:07 pm »
 It's an awesome album. I loved it.
 I'm a big fan of SOAD, and I was expecting something great, and I got it.
 
 Serj has great lyrics [sometimes repetitive], and the music he composed sounds cool !.

 My favorite songs are Honking Antelope and Sky Is Over.

 
 Now, we have to wait Scars On Broadway's album, next year. For those who don't know, this band is formed by SOAD's members : Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan, plus 3 more musicians.
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008, 07:14:42 pm »
My Favorites...
Empty Walls
Honking Antelope
Sky is Over
 - and dam good videos od two firsts (how can he produce so many in so short time?) :P
the third is just banal imo.

Replying just because his concert is today and I think about it all the time ;d
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008, 08:36:17 pm »
Pros:
No Daron Malakian vocals.
Longer than 35 fucking minutes.

Cons:
Lacks the overall kick of System of a Down.
Could do with being a little heavier.


Either way, pretty sound album.

Your first con contradicts the pros. Malakai and their short burst of songs gives SOAD their character.

Overall the album is pretty boring, where is the crazy?
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Re: Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 09:23:14 pm »
Overall the album is pretty boring, where is the crazy?

i don't really think theres meant to be any crazy. it seems pretty..odd from when i heard it. [: