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System of a Down takes Top 2 Spots on Billboard Chart

After laying low for the past 15 years, System of a Down has returned in a big way, taking the top two spots on Billboard’s “Hot Hard Rock Songs” chart.

The group’s “Protect the Land” was streamed 2.7 million times and downloaded 5,000 times this week ending November 12th, earning it a number one debut on the chart, Nielsen Music data indicates. “Genocidal Humanoidz” bows at number two with 1.8 million streams and 5,000 downloads, per Nielsen. The tracks have also claimed the top two spots on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” chart.

Apparently, the success of the new material has helped sales of the previous System of a Down albums. “Toxicity,” originally released in 2001, showed up at number 10 on this week’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, with 1998’s self-titled debut following at number 11.

Is System of a Down as good as they used to be? Exactly what genre does the group’s music fall under?


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