I'm a bit neutral on the subject of SoaD. I think they've done some pretty good tunes, and Serj does have some nice pipes. However, their political stuff is like Rage Against the Machine Kindergarten Home Edition Deluxe. Honestly, how can I take any political points seriously after: why do they always send the poor/why don't Presidents fight the war.
Still, I have to give them credit for being one of the few quality and even slightly interesting nu-metal acts.