System of a Down's Inner Vision: Musical Elements and Storyline

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“The Temple of Hate” and “Inner Vision”
Both songs, “Inner Vision” and “The Temple of Hate,” are of the heavy metal genre. The song “Temple of Hate” is written by a Brazilian - American heavy metal band named Angra. The song “Inner Vision” is written by an Armenian - American heavy metal band name System of a Down. In this musical investigation, I will compare and contrast these songs, as well as the bands themselves. I will compare and contrast the song’s musical elements, as well as the storyline and the way the songs are set up.

System of a Down, also known as SOAD, is an Armenian-American rock band from Glendale, California. The group formed in 1994, and later split in 2006. The band consists of Serj Tankian who sings lead vocals, and also plays the keyboards. Daron Malakian is the lead guitar player. Shavo Odadjian mainly played the bass. Last but not least, John Dolmayan whose main job was to play the drums. The band first started after “Soil” had split up. Tankian and Malakian decided to start a new band. Their band name came from a poem title “Victims of the Down”. Yet they were convinced that the name System of a down would be more appealing to the public. The song “Inner Vision” is just one of their many songs. It came from the album “Steal this Album” which was released to the public on November 26, 2002.

Angra is a power metal band from São Paulo, Brazil. Angra was formed in 1991 by Santa Marcelina Music College students vocalist Andre Matos, duo guitarist Rafael Bittencourt and André Linhares. The band Angra now consists of Edu Falaschi, who is the band’s leading vocals. Kiko Loureiro happens to be the band’s lead guitar player. Rafael Bittencourt happens to also play the guitars for the band. Felipe Andreoli is the band’s base player. Last but definitely not least, Ricardo Confessori is the band’s drums player. Unlike System of a Down, the band Angra has not split up, and they keep coming out with new music every year or so. The song “The...
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