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Born Of Osiris Covers System Of A Down, Posts Lyric Video For "Science"

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Born of Osiris has posted a lyric video online for the band's cover of "Science," originally taken from System of a Down's "Toxicity" album. Check out the song in the video clip available below.

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1. terrible terrible terrible terrible writes:

absolute fail fail fail. One of the worst covers I've heard in a long time. They make one of my favorite system of a down songs unlistenable

# Jun 25, 2012 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. dimentian writes:

It would be most unsettling to think science has failed us, but blind faith be an actual, and viable tool to any species. We have tails you know......not that special.

# Jun 25, 2012 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. funk36 writes:

Nah, not a failure and nothing special. I think the bridge is very cool. Kind of what you expect from BOO minus a crazy Mckiney solo.

# Jun 25, 2012 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Overlord writes:

The word faith does not necessarily imply in a religious way, I have never interpreted this song in that way. To me the lyrics convey that society has placed too much of an emphasis on the scientific side of things, and too little on the spiritual side.

On another note I liked the cover, but it wasn't amazing. Kind of a funny choice to cover System... not at all BOO's sound.

# Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. vegeta writes:

science hasn't failed our world. our world has failed science.

# Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Quite possibly, the worst cover I've ever heard. They butchered my favorite song off of Toxicity, which happens to be one of my fav. albums of all time.

# Jun 26, 2012 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. citrus_tea writes:

^^well perhaps next time they'll be more considerate and cover a band that you don't like :-)
I thought it was decent. (Not quite Acid Reign "hanging on the telephone" good, but good enough to enjoy)

# Jun 26, 2012 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Killingtime writes:

Initial thought - this is a step in the wrong direction. If anything BoO should be covered by SoaD.

Post-facto - Not a bad cover, thankfully complete w/ the BoO touch.

# Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. xFiruath writes:

The track is fine, it just sounds like a heavier System with death vocals, but the lyrics of this song are just ridiculous.

I wonder if the person making this video felt weird? I mean, they took a song created with modern amplifiers and recording equipment (science), turned it into a lyric video with an image editing program (science), uploaded it to an Internet site (science), on their computer (science), plugged into an electrical outlet (science), in their air-conditioned home (science), where their mom microwaves them Hot Pockets (science), before they get into their internal combustion engine vehicle (science), to head to the airport and fly in a plane (science), on the way to catch a metal performance featuring a light and fog show only possible because of - you guessed it - science.

This nebulous and invisible concept of "spirit," on the other hand, quantifiably contributed to a grand total of zero of the aforementioned inventions :)

# Jun 26, 2012 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

^Indeed...yet such intangible and unprovable notions of 'spirit' and 'faith' have been responsible for the majority of human history's bloodshed and destruction of our fellows.

The lyrics are a typical Tankian 'idealist', 'righteous', and indignant rant of shameless fvcking IGNORANCE...goddamned pseudo-spiritual bleeding heart fvcking puke

# Jun 26, 2012 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Drum_Junkie writes:

I think Serj's lyrics in this song are typical of someone with a polarized worldview. Science, in its basic sense, is what we use to understand the physical world around us. By that description, Serj is suggesting that ignorance is better? Probably not what he meant, but maybe he just wrote the lyrics because it sounded catchy.

Science hasn't failed Mother Earth. Our limited understanding of science and our misuse of science is what's failing the planet.

I also believe the same can be said for faith. A person with a limited understanding of their faith will likely misuse it - often with damaging results. It's not the ideals of faith and spirituality that are responsible for so much destruction throughout history. It is the result of people having misused those ideals through ignorance that has led to so much bloodshed. I'd presume that the "Faith" or "Ideals" were more often than not only a cover for the real motive - The conquest of power.

Faith and Science are both tools available to use to guide you through this life (and prepare you for the next, for those of us that believe). It's your choice to use either or both of them. (I try to use both.) And it's also up to you to use them wisely and to the benefit of yourself, mankind, and the planet.

Regarding the BoO cover... meh... not my thing. Liked the original better. At least they didn't do Forest.

# Jun 26, 2012 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Samsara writes:

As science is no more than an extension and application of human cognition, it is humans that have failed the Earth.

# Jun 27, 2012 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Asd writes:

To have or to be? - Erich Fromm.

# Jun 30, 2012 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Louis writes:

f*** this. If you're reading this, f*** YOU Born of Osiris. What the f*** is wrong with you? This is not a cover, this is you doing some f***ing metalcore butt-chugging while screaming Serj's lyrics. When the hell did John Dolmayan use a China cymbal in this song? When did Serj Scream in this song? You are a disgrace to metal, you uncreative f***s. I hope you wake up and realize that this is a pathetic excuse for a cover.

# Jun 30, 2012 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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