Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Deftones Album

A good friend told me last week to check out the two new singles from Deftones: "Diamond Eyes" and "Rocket Skates," off of their "Diamond Eyes" album which comes out May 4. Boy, do I owe him one! These tracks are off the chain, definitely up there with the band's best. I first heard this band when they got signed to Madonna's Maverick label and their single, "My Own Summer (Shove It)," got a lot of airplay. At the time, they were lumped in with other nu metal and rap metal bands, partially due to Chino's unfortunate "rapping." Most of those bands are gone thankfully, but Deftones keeps moving. Their bass player, Chi Cheng, is unfortunately still in a coma after a car accident in November 2008. Chino Moreno, their lead singer, states they now have two bass players while Cheng recuperates. If you are new to the band, you should check out these two new singles, as well as some of my personal favorites: "Rapture," "Beware" and "Kimdracula" from "Saturday Night Wrist;" "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" and "My Own Summer (Shove It)" from "Around the Fur;" "Bored" from "Adrenaline;" and the entire brilliant "White Pony" record.

Deftones Website

1 comment:

The Early Show said...

After writing this post, I was able to hear the entire album. Deftones do not disappoint. Highlights include the two singles I mentioned here, as well as "Prince" and "Cmnd/Ctrl." "Risk" is also very good. I read a review two days ago in Spin that said Deftones seems to be copying the formula they started on "White Pony" with this new album, and that their self-titled album and "Saturday Night Wrist" were more experimental and risk-taking. That might be true, but there's something to be said for a band you like putting out another great record when you've heard everything else they've done.