Released: Sep 2001
Toxicity was unfairly tossed in with the crop of nu-metal bands dominating the airwaves around the time of its release. It deserves better than that. An exuberantly creative slab of twisted, virulent jammers, the album introduced much of the world to one of its most interesting bands, including and especially its singer, six-foot Armenian Dr. Seuss sketch Serj Tankian. Ridiculous song structures, frenzied jamming and incendiary lyrics are just a few of this record's highlights. "Chop Suey!" may be the weirdest song you'll ever find yourself singing in the shower.