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Old 06-17-2006, 05:04 PM
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his playing blew me away when i heard "Mesmerize".
just the tightest, most solid drumming i think i've ever heard
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:21 PM
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He's amazing. Listen to I-E-A-I-A-I-O from Toxicity.
That song is form 'steal this album' my friend.
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:55 PM
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Great drummer, great band...what more is there to say? I think he's one off the best rock drummers out there...maybe a little behind Danny Carey.
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:43 PM
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i agree with what most people are saying, i belive he is a great drummer, like probably great at grooving and stuff, and of course recording. But i want to know how great he is at soloing. He is probably like me, not the greatest at soloing, but alot better at jamming.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:06 PM
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i agree with what most people are saying, i belive he is a great drummer, like probably great at grooving and stuff, and of course recording. But i want to know how great he is at soloing. He is probably like me, not the greatest at soloing, but alot better at jamming.
Theres a mini solo at the top of the page. You really need to stop talking.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:12 PM
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Theres a mini solo at the top of the page. You really need to stop talking.
maybe i didnt click it. jeez chill out. ill say it one more time, your a jerk.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:50 PM
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I could care less what you think. I'll say it one more time, stop posting. Really I mean, have you ever contributed to a thread at all? Ever actully gave good advice? Ever help someone out? I didn't think so.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:52 PM
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chill out. you both think he's great, whats the problem?
you're senior members too. not really helping to promote a civilised style of discussion to newcomers.
i think jon's solo is really good, but i think he's more comfortable playing along to something. my favourite metal drummer, but then i'm no expert.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:53 PM
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Its not like this is the first thing...read some of his posts/threads.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:16 PM
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I think John is definetly a good drummer and his style is unique. I also am a fan of System of a Down.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:49 PM
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I could care less what you think. I'll say it one more time, stop posting. Really I mean, have you ever contributed to a thread at all? Ever actully gave good advice? Ever help someone out? I didn't think so.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:57 PM
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Very kewl drummer. Interesting fills and grooves. A very good drummer indeed. But I agree that his latest stuff is not as good as his older stuff.
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:36 AM
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You're right. his new stuff isnt as good as his work on the original CD or Toxicity for example. I think hes a great drummer though, with some interesting grooves. it fits well with the rest of the band. If anyone disagrees with me and says that he sucks, go back and have a listen to I-E-A-I-A-I-O, Know and Toxicity. those three will change your mind.
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Old 07-07-2006, 03:10 AM
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PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOU ARE JOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOD and Slipknot uses the same drummer?????? (system of a slipknot is the title, so.,.I am hoping I am wrong)....

I have always thought of them as two different (one good, and one ....not to my liking....at all...in any way...by any strech of the word ) drummers.

I like what I hear from System of a Down, and sure, he is fast in slipknot, but fast is not always good. All he does is double pedal and around the toms (it gets really booring after the first couple of seconds). absolutely no imagination, nothing inovative, no nothing....(in my oppinion, I am sure a lot of people will like him...I mean no disrespect to them. This is my oppinion, and my taste only...and before anyone feels the need to kill me...I am no authority in music, so relax)

Ofcourse I am in no position to belitle anyone. I am sure he is better then me, but I would never listen to that...

Maybe I am too blinded by my dislike for slipknot But WOW, I would have never guessed....

I am trailing off on a sidetrack..but...wow...I am surprised. I would have never guessed from just listening to them.
dude. title is "jon dolmayan" . the writers name is "system of a slipknot" :)

p.s. i like john's setup, with all those cymbals..
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Old 07-07-2006, 03:16 AM
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Theres a mini solo at the top of the page. You really need to stop talking.
i really wouldnt call that a solo.. we wanna see more :)
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:41 AM
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I polished up Question! and Cigaro to jam with my guitarist the other day, Jon's drumming is great and fun to play. I think a small amount of grooves in Hypnotize / Mezmerize have been overdone, but not to the detriment of the music imo. I-E-A-I-A-I-O is one of my faves, as is Mr. Jack.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:01 PM
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PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOU ARE JOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOD and Slipknot uses the same drummer?????? (system of a slipknot is the title, so.,.I am hoping I am wrong).....
No. Charlie Benante played for SOD, but I'm assuming you meant 'System of a Down', which John Dolmayan is the drummer. Joey Jordison plays for Slipknot (obviously). And System of a Slipknot is the thread starter's user name.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:44 PM
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Jon Dolmayan is a good, solid drummer. In no way am I a fan of System of a Down, but Dolmayan has skill. His beats and sense of phrasing are up to par, and he is probably the most talented member of the group.

-Marc

well I don`t think shavo the bass player do so much special but if you look at some live scenes you see that he often only play with one hand and do gestures with the other.

anyway john is a great player and SOAD is my fav band. but I didn`t know that he playes in the south park series...cool

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Old 08-03-2006, 01:02 PM
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I actually met him like a month ago... well.. im young. lol.. andm y mom plays keyboards.. she was rehearsing next to system at third encore. so yeah i met all of system but serj. John even showed me his kit.. its REALLY cool.. the shell.. it has comics customly drawn on it. well not comics but comic characters. He said that he really likes comics so he had that done. He also said that he'd been playing for either 14 or 17 years. i forgot... haha...
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:45 PM
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One thing I don't understand is why people say to take a listen to I-E-A-I-A-I-O if you want to hear his drumming for real. Because there really isn't anything special to the drumming in that track. Not that I don't like the song. But if you want to show others his drumming ... IMO his best playing is on Mezmerize

Show the groove section of B.Y.O.B. for sure.
And then the section in Revenga, with the offbeat hi hat and that figure on the ride ... a very cool part.
And then Question has some nice work in the odd time parts ... how he orchestrates both the 9/16 and 3/4 sections before the chorus is very well done! My two favorite SOAD songs are Question and Aerials for sure.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:23 PM
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maybe i didnt click it. jeez chill out. ill say it one more time, your a jerk.
Not to be mean, or anything, but don't they teach the fundamentals of grammar and spelling anymore? If you're in such a hurry (giving you an out here), why bother posting... I hate CAPS lock as much as the next guy, but ill really doesn't come close to I'll, and your means something completely different from you're. Here, I'll give you an example... Your arguments carry a lot more weight when you're a better commnuicator. See, now that wasn't too bad, was it? You may eventually become a great drummer, but nobody will know it if you can't communicate clearly and effectively away from the kit.

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Old 08-03-2006, 04:36 PM
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TMC, can you please give me a hug? Bad grammar and spelling are two of my biggest pet hates around here. Not to pick on anybody, but translating from 'idiot' sometimes takes a while.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:40 PM
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i like Jon.. hes smooth, quick, knows the groove and how to lay it... i liked SOAD's earlier stuff but some of their really dumb songs get on my nerves..
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:23 PM
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TMC, can you please give me a hug? Bad grammar and spelling are two of my biggest pet hates around here. Not to pick on anybody, but translating from 'idiot' sometimes takes a while.

Dude, consider yourself hugged...

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:24 PM
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:26 PM
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i like Jon.. hes smooth, quick, knows the groove and how to lay it... i liked SOAD's earlier stuff but some of their really dumb songs get on my nerves..

Hey beatsMcGee.

Jon is good, I like listening to him. I agree about their 'dumb songs", but I am impressed with their discography. In fact, I'm looking forward to their next album.

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Old 08-08-2006, 07:03 PM
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I took the Stu_Strib test with Dolmayan. Yep, that dude can play.

The test is, you listen to the music, then try to copy the style and feel of the seemingly easy sounding bits.

And damn, is his style unique and hard to copy.

Toxicity is a perfect example. Its not physically or musically challeging, its just really hard to nail.
He is the reason I started playing in bands. He is my biggest influance. I actully gets to me when people write him off as an ok drummer.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:47 PM
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I took the Stu_Strib test with Dolmayan. Yep, that dude can play.

The test is, you listen to the music, then try to copy the style and feel of the seemingly easy sounding bits.

And damn, is his style unique and hard to copy.

Toxicity is a perfect example. Its not physically or musically challeging, its just really hard to nail.
I tried it too, but it's partly made hard because there is no band playing with me to give my playings fell a setting if you know what i mean...
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:45 PM
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I don't understand why people bag on "Steal This Album". It's one of my favorites - definitely higher on my list than their last two. I guess if you like SOAD because you're really an angry angst-filled person that album might upset you because it's so damn fun. Catchy and pointless and fun. Great for long drives.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:02 PM
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Personally, I lost interest in System of a Down when they released "Mesmerize" and "Hypnotize." They really had the metal sound going for them in the self-titled debut. I enjoyed the anger on that album. "Toxicity" was a more mature album, but still had that metal sound to it.
Despite my lost interest in SOAD, I thoroughly enjoy Mr. Dolmayan's drumming. Being Armenian like he is, I see where he gets some of his licks from. He is influenced by Armenian and Middle Eastern music, and the smooth way in which he incorporates those influences is extremely impressive. Solid. Just solid.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:53 AM
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John is very...very...very Armenian!;)armenians will understand me=)
And he is so sweeeet!!!That's why I can't stop thinkin of him=(
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:51 AM
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...and he is the BEST drummer in the world!(...in my opinion;)
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:07 AM
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John is an awesome drummer and soad rules. Why do you hate their last albums? Holy mountains, hypnotize, soldier side... they 're all brilliant songs!
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His drumming style is quite possibly the most original of all the new metal bands. U can listen to a new metal band and tell its soad because of John Dolmayans drumming. I do not agree with his choice of cymbals though. Paiste=bad.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:17 PM
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Paiste=bad.
I love his cymbals. His crashes mix so well with the music. Blend in nicely. Its all personal
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:25 PM
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I'm sad to say: Daron should quit singing forever. He's a fine guitarist, but the boy should quit singing. He was the downfall of Mes/Hyp. I loved Steal This Album and System of a Down, and toxicity was pretty good, but Daron didn't sing. John is a great drummer though. His more exotic rhythms and grooves are always fun to listen to.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:54 PM
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I dont think Daron should stop all together. Listen to Ego Brain with your headphones on and just focus of his vocals. For me it really makes the song. The early albums he didnt sing much but I think they got it spot on for Steal. Its the perfect ammount of Daron which isn't much and its more harmonies than a full on annoying song like Lonely Day (this coming from a huge soad fan that still loves every album so much) but saying that anyone who saw System on their tours for the mez/hyp tours has to agree that Serj's voice is not what it used to be and hopefully a long break is what he needs to get it back.

But to move back on topic I think its a huge shame that John is not planning to do any drumming in the break, just his comic store. I'd love to hear what he can do in some diffrent styles.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:57 PM
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Yea, I was wrong in saying he should quit altogether, but he doesn't have the voice to be a lead singer at all.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:42 PM
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i think jon is a great drummer, not tht he writes his own stuff but he contributes to it so much and makes the song wat it is!

he's not one of those drummers that just thrashes out on toms the whole time (joey jordison cough cough)...

the only problem is, he's c**p live!!

whot do u think of him?
crap live???? what are you talking about? have you ever seen the live videos. he's solid as heck! awesome drummer.
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crap live???? what are you talking about? have you ever seen the live videos. he's solid as heck! awesome drummer.
He was at his best on some MTV Europe awards show but other then that theyre good live.Check them out on youtube.
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