Serart Any fan of System of a Down would know to expect more than metal musings from this collaboration between frontman Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Tuncboyaciyan,… Serart Any fan of System of a Down would know to expect more than metal musings from this collaboration between frontman Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Tuncboyaciyan,… Serj Tankian Arto Tunboyaciyan
Music Review

Serart (2014)

Serj Tankian, Arto Tunboyaciyan, ... | NO DOWN-ER The System of a Down duo, Tuncboyaciyan and Tankian, team up again
NO DOWN-ER The System of a Down duo, Tuncboyaciyan and Tankian, team up again
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performances: Serj Tankian and Arto Tunboyaciyan

Any fan of System of a Down would know to expect more than metal musings from this collaboration between frontman Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Tuncboyaciyan, who cameoed on System's ''Toxicity.'' Magically, the duo makes tribal beats, chants, electronic noodling, strings, erratic vocals -- and, um, a kajillion other experimental sounds -- as propulsive and enchanting as the band's best work. Serart runs on pure energy and vivid imagination, at turns evoking sanctity, insanity, and delicate beauty.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints