With all the wars going on all around the world and all the mass-shootings or other signs of violence towards ethnicities we cannot turn our eyes away and hide behind our sappy songs about love and peace and have to consider for a while how “the weapons” every country uses are SOLDIERS and more importantly they are HUMAN BEINGS just like us. Just imagine for a second what could go around a SOLDIER’S mind while he sees millions of people dying including innocents and friends.
For this weekend I picked for you a small dose of REALITY with the song Soldier Side from System of a Down.
Everybody knows System of a Down for their focused hatred towards the abusive and non-logical SYSTEM that uses us as pawns. As all band members have Armenian roots they are all well aware of what’s really going on in undeveloped countries that are consumed by wars. Although System of a Down doesn’t only focus on WAR and POLITICAL BULLSHIT because they all grew up in America and saw the superficiality of people who don’t even know what a hard life actually means, they also addressed themes about drug abuse and overused pornographic content in mass-media simply called HOLLYWOOD.
The Armenian-American rock band has a unique view over what’s actually happening in the world considering their backgrounds and experience with both American and Armenian culture. They most definitely encountered different sides of WAR from American soldiers to the Armenian genocide and unlike most people they chose not to turn their eyes away while people are dying for unimportant causes like RELIGION or POLITICS and addressed these causes openly through their music.
This is the SOLDIER SIDE of their story: