So one band member speaks the truth, and then everyone goes into damage control.
Shavo Odadjian’s only creative outlet is System of a Down. He wants the band to make another album. John Dolmayan and Daron Malakian also want to make a new album, however Serj Tankian doesn’t.
The fans want new music, We want great music, we don’t care if it is one great song or ten great songs.
Has anyone ever been in a situation, where you are in a room with other individuals and they are complaining about the same thing, that really you didn’t care about. After a while, it starts to get to you as well. You start feeling the frustration the others are feeling and then you let loose.
This is what Shavo has done. He has spoken out the words that others have put there. There is always one in a group that has that explosive attitude. I commend Shavo for having the balls to say it like it is .
Remember the words from Don Henley, it was a “horrible relief” when the Eagles broke up. That is the nature of the bands. Volatile and unpredictable. “Bad Judgement” is what the System of A Down Facebook post said about Shavo’s outbursts. They are placing the blame all on Shavo, however i am sure that Daron and John had a part to play in it as well. Read Shavo’s part, he is convinced that the other guys are on his side.
The fact is, System of A Down became who they are because of Serj. As the voice of the band, it was his unique vocal style that captured people’s imaginations, especially at a time where nu-metal was ruling the airwaves.
Daron’s, Scars on Broadway didn’t set my ears on fire and neither did Serj’s solo offerings. On each, a few good songs existed, but that is not enough these days to keep people interested. We want great songs. Good doesn’t cut it anymore. They are touring together, surely they can record songs together.