System of a Down is made up of four Los Angelenos of Armenian descent. This spring, they'll play their first-ever concert in their ethnic homeland.

System Of A Down Version Of The Killers “Mr. Brightside”

In the ever-evolving landscape of music, creativity knows no bounds. Social media platforms like Instagram have become fertile grounds for aspiring artists to showcase their talents and reinterpret beloved classics. One such standout artist, known as Macglocky on Instagram, recently took the iconic track “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers and gave it a unique, System of A Down-flavored twist.

With an unapologetically audacious approach, Macglocky infused the original composition with the characteristic energy and fervor that System of A Down is known for. The result? A musical concoction that’s as daring as it is delightful.

What caught the attention of fans and enthusiasts alike was when Shavo Odadjian, the eminent bassist of System of A Down, shared Macglocky’s rendition on his own Instagram page. A testament to its brilliance, Shavo’s endorsement added fuel to the wildfire of excitement already surrounding this remix.

Macglocky’s version of “Mr. Brightside” retains the hauntingly catchy melody and evocative lyrics of the original track while infusing it with the distinct intensity of System of A Down’s signature sound. The guitar riffs take on a heavier, more aggressive tone, perfectly aligning with the iconic style of the Armenian-American rock band. The punchy basslines, a nod to Shavo’s expertise, add depth and drive, accentuating the raw emotion of the song.

What truly stands out in Macglocky’s interpretation is the seamless melding of these two musical worlds. It’s a fine balance, preserving the essence of “Mr. Brightside” while injecting the essence of System of A Down’s dynamic, politically charged sound. The result is a mashup that pays homage to both bands, creating an exciting auditory experience that resonates with fans of both genres.

In an era where artists are constantly pushing boundaries and reimagining established works, Macglocky’s interpretation of “Mr. Brightside” is a shining example of creative audacity. It’s a reminder that the magic of music lies not just in the original composition but also in the endless possibilities of reinterpretation and collaboration. This blend of creativity, innovation, and musical passion is what keeps the industry alive and flourishing. And, with the support of influential figures like Shavo Odadjian, Macglocky’s take on “Mr. Brightside” is sure to find a broader audience, solidifying its place in the ever-growing pantheon of musical innovation.

About Dustin Schumacher

Dustin is a reporter for Desperate Times that loves all forms of music ranging from Disco to Grunge to Hardcore to Rap and Pop music. DJ is also a musician. Dustin's hobbies include bodybuilding, fashion, fragrances, and watching professional wrestling. His favorite band is Alice In Chains. Dustin has reported for Alternative Nation, Britpopnews, and Wrestling-Edge. You can contact us at Desperate Times at grungereport

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