9. BYOB - System of a Down
Anyone who looks at a song titled BYOB is already prepared to party before the music even comes on. Even in the metal category, this feels like it should be a welcome change of pace; an actual party jam to come from the harsher side of the spectrum.
This is System of a Down though, where everything is not always what it seems.
Kicking off the album Mesmerize, the acronym in this case actually stands for Bring Your Own Bombs, which was a direct response to the war on terror that was going on in the States during the making of the album.
As much as talking about everybody going to a party sounds like it should be a carefree environment, Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian ensure this is not a safe space, going pound for pound on governmental critiques and the harsh realities of what's happening on the ground.
Whenever these guys started talking about "where the f*ck you are when it's party time", it seems to hint at the glowing sense of patriotism that they see in their official superiors: if you're not with us, then you have to be against us.
The rich get richer off the backs of the poor who end up fighting all of the wars for them...sounds like a kicking party, I know.