Talk:System of a Down

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Suggested External Link Modification[edit]

Hello Wikipedians, my name is Allan and I've been contributing a very little on band pages (usually in members timeline, I love them!).

But looking in SOAD page today for news on the 'new album' I noticed the RIAA link and followed it, to a generic page. Navigating on the site I found the page I assume it's the desired on the link, and it is this: , but I couldn't edit the SOAD page. So, if anyone could do it for me please do.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Allanforms (talkcontribs) 13:08, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

 Done -- ferret (talk) 13:18, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Oriental Metal[edit]

Do they qualify? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ganondox (talkcontribs) 23:35, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Never heard them referred to as such. Would require reliable secondary sources. -- ferret (talk) 00:03, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
I've never heard of that genre, let alone anyone who would qualify, especially an American band. dannymusiceditor Speak up! 21:41, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Can't we take off nu-metal and add heavy metal?[edit]

Listen to this band. Then listen to Linkin Park, or Limp Bizkit. Very clear difference. "Nu" in the term doesn't really stand for alternative, it stands more for rap/modern pop. I know if I try to edit it to just "heavy metal" it would get almost immediately changed so can we all agree that one of their genres should definitely be heavy metal, or can we atleast just remove "nu-metal"?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cookiefortress (talkcontribs) 00:28, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

No. The genres in use are reliably sourced and appropriate. -- ferret (talk) 12:42, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

What is “a Down”?[edit]

I’m sure the answer is out there in Google.

I was hoping to understand the name. Is “a Down” something that brings you down; how does “system” make sense (if it’s meant to); what did “victims” mean, originally?

(I always wondered if “A Down” was a crossword reference).

MBG02 (talk) 00:56, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Quite right...Google. This page is for discussing ways in which to improve the article. Robvanvee 13:43, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
I think this article would be improved if it included the band’s explanations for their choice of their name. MBG02 (talk) 17:54, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Please read this and then the best course of action to take would be to find reliable sources discussing this topic, bring them here for interested editors to evaluate and finally find a suitable place in the article for said info. Robvanvee 06:32, 3 July 2019 (UTC)