Noel Gallagher says this metal group is the worst band ever

Noel Gallagher has never been one to hold his tongue, but he seems to really detest one band in particular.
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Noel Gallagher can be a dryly funny guy. You might not always, or even very rarely, like what he has to say, but at least you always know what he is thinking. That is a little refreshing in today's music world of packaged artists and a glossy sheen to ways of selling records, tickets, and anything else you might think of.

You might remember that Gallagher is the same guy who said in 1996 that his band Oasis was "bigger" than the Beatles. Gallagher later said he did not mean that, but his statement is part of the public record now. Whether he wants to own what he said doesn't really matter.

But Noel Gallagher has made a habit of talking trash about other bands, such as former Britpop rivals Blur. But Gallagher saves one of his best quips for a band he likes even less than Damon Albarn and Company. Because, according to Gallagher, System of a Down is the worst music ever.

Noel Gallagher really doesn't like System of a Down

According to Far Out Magazine, Gallagher said of SOAD, "Do you ever look at the sky and think, I’m glad I’m alive? After I heard System of a Down, I thought, I’m actually alive to hear the s*******t band of all time. Which is quite something when you think about it. Of all the bands that have gone before and all the bands that’ll be in the future, I was around when the worst was around."

That's pretty interesting, isn't it? System of a Down are definitely not English so one wouldn't think that Gallagher has enough personal history with that band to find such an affront with them. Of course, Oasis and System of a Down, both of which started in the early 1990s, approach music completely differently. Oasis isn't one to release many political songs, but SOAD was always a little melodically challenged. Some of their songs are excellent, but never consistently as good as Oasis was.

Gallagher actually still makes good music with help of his band High Flying Birds. He doesn't sell records like Oasis did (few bands could), but he still has his integrity. Meanwhile, System of a Down hasn't produced a new record since 2005 for seemingly no other reason than singer Serj Tankian doesn't want to while most of the other band members do. Weird.

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