Metal band System of a Down are gearing up for a short tour in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the genocide in Armenia, their native country. While not a “prog” band by any means, SOAD is well known for their anarchist, anti-government, anti-crony capitalist, and especially anti-war cries. They are also known for rather offensive lyrics, at times. Of all the bands of the early 2000s (their last album came out in 2005), System of a Down is probably the best at being up front about what they believe, and I can respect that and can even agree with them on some issues. Serj Tankian, the lead singer of the band, is, in his own right, an excellent poet, both in his music and as an author. He is a multi-faceted musician and composer, even writing and releasing an orchestral Symphony in 2013. Needless to say, the band knows music and cultural criticism.