System Of A Down wow at Download 2011

Band return to rock Donington Park


Photographer:Sara Bowrey

United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Ali Ryland | 12 June 2011

Even though Alice Cooper may be giving more of an absurd show at Download Festival 2011, fans would be missing opener ‘Prison Song’ followed by ‘BYOB’- dance-metal without all your newfangled dubsteppy breakdowns.

While there were comic elements - Tankian’s big pink monkey toy and the silliness of ‘Cigaro’ and its big cock refrains - the set was brimful of metal; dirty metal that fans stood in freezing temperatures for.

As the set drew to a close with a mental performance of ‘Toxicity’ and ‘Sugar’, fans should feel like they’ve got your money’s worth.

Download Festival 2011 concludes tomorrow (Sunday) with a headline show from Linkin Park.


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