"The Daemon lied with every breath. It could not help itself but to deceive and dismay, to riddle and ruin. The more we conversed, the closer I drew to one singularly ineluctable fact: I would gain no wisdom here."
I agree, but Linkin Park appealed to more than just one or two classes of music listeners, and therefore became more commercial netting greater album sales. Linkin Park didn't just appeal to the Metal enthusiast, but they turned the heads of Rap, Punk, Metal, Alternative rock, and Pop enthusiasts on to their sound. System of a Down has by far better music quality, due largely in part to being better instrumentalists. But, sales are often what matters when deciding who is better.
This. Not even sure how they warrant a comparison. Linkin Park blows. They are boy-band bargain bin bullshit. Record sales mean nothing. I bet Nickleback sells a lot of records, but they still suck with a strength unknown to man before them.
SoaD is awesome. Well, most of their stuff is anyway.