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The Best Bands Like System of a Down

Updated May 27, 2020 295 votes 33 voters27 items

Looking for more rock bands like System of a Down? You've come to the right place. Thanks to classic hit songs like "Chop Suey," System of A Down is one of the best-known nu metal groups from the '90s and 2000s, but there are many other great bands who share a similar sound and are just (or almost) as good. 

Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Tool, and KoRn are among the top bands that are often considered to be related artists to System of A Down, while acts like Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Linkin Park also notably sound similar to the group.  

Undeniably, has had a massive influence on the nu metal and alternative metal genres, inspiring both their contemporaries and new bands today. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like the legends behind "B.Y.O.B.," it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of System of A Down​​​​​​​, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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