Deftones' 'Koi No Yokan' Cracks U.S. Top 15

Deftones' seventh studio album "Koi No Yokan" sold 65,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

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Deftones' seventh studio album "Koi No Yokan", sold 65,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 2020 chart. The CD arrived in stores on November 13 via Reprise.

"Koi No Yokan" follows up 2010's "Diamond Eyes", which opened with 62,000 units to debut at No. 6.

Deftones' 2006 album, "Saturday Night Wrist", registered a first-week tally of 76,000 to enter the chart at No. 10.

"Koi No Yokan" is riding a wave of critical acclaim. The LA Music Blog called it "the best album from Deftones in years and quite possibly the best in their entire career," while Loudwire reported that "if the Smashing Pumpkins were heavier, ballsier and angrier, they'd make albums that sound like this."

Frontman Chino Moreno told that he thinks the new album is a perfect example of what Deftones does best. "Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics," he said. "I mean, yes, we're a heavy band, but we're not just like, you know, in your face, aggro, the whole time, punching you in the face. There's also this very soothing element where there's, you know, a lot of soundscapes and a lot of outside influences other than just, you know, attack, attack the whole time. I don't know... I really think we meld those things great."

The first single from "Koi No Yokan" is called "Tempest".

The album title is a Japanese term for the moment you know you will fall in love with someone.

The new disc is the second recorded with bassist Sergio Vega filling in for Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state as a result of a November 2008 car accident.

Deftones are currently on the road in the U.S., with the tour coming to a close on November 21 in Los Angeles.

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    Bought the album yesterday. Without a doubt one of their best albums. Haven't been this excited listening to one of their albums since I heard White Pony for the first time. I'm still waiting to hear Eros though...
    Vicryl 2.0
    i was at the park the first time i listened to this album in its entirety. beside me was an old man in his 60s who just happen to buy the new Rolling stones album. we were talking about the records we bought and he listened to a couple of tracks of Koi No Yokan. and he describes it best when he said that the album sounds like a "calm before the storm". he bought my copy cause he liked it..
    That's an awesome story. I love hearing things like this about older folks, because it gives me some hope that I can be that cool when I'm old.
    Jesus, these guys just remain on top form. Few other bands have managed to hit it out of the park as consistently as Deftones. Diamond Eyes was just stunning, and this one sounds like it's going to be just as quality. Whatever kind of weed Steph Carpenter is smoking, I want some.
    The album is incredible. They definitely deserve all of the acclaim that they are receiving for it.
    Chino summed it up great, and yes attack, attack , kinda like how most of the metalcore bands do nowadays, cough cough Attack Attack!
    im not mental
    one of the best albums they've put out and one of the best albums of the year. saving my money for the vinyl when it comes out though.
    I'll have to check it out, they've got a couple good songs I've heard on S/XM Octane. I'm just glad to see music like this is still selling pretty well and making a good debut on the Billboard Charts. Especially Deftones, again like I said, was never really a fan but I'm really happy for them in light of Chi Cheng still being semi-comatose and all the fundraising they've done for him. Really great, just hope that guy gets back on his feet for the Deftones fans
    I thought Diamond Eyes was my favorite Deftones record....until last week. This is a fantastic album on every level. Even first time listeners can get into this material. These guys don't make bad albums, that's a fact. If you haven't gotten this record yet you are totally missing out on great tunes.
    It's a shame more people aren't into these guys. Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan are flat out amazing albums and people are missing out on a massive creative peak here.
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