Wednesday Question: Best Deftones Song?

In memory of their original bassist Chi Cheng who died this week, we're celebrating his work with a poll to find Deftones' best song ever.

Wednesday Question: Best Deftones Song?
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Following the tragic death of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng who had been recovering from a major car crash since 2008, we're paying tribute to this great man with a special Wednesday question in his name. This week's question is: What is the best Deftones song ever? You don't have to focus on songs with Chi's excellent bass lines; this is about finding out what are your favorite songs by this influential metal band. Most fans will probably look to 2000's progressive "White Pony" for this poll as it's been their biggest hit with critics and fans, but there's plenty of other great songs across their seven-album career. Their first two albums from the mid-1990s, "Adrenaline" and "Around The Fur," are full of nu-metal classics - particularly the latter which to many is just as much a masterpiece as its successor. And while some think there was a lull for the band during the 2000s, most agree that they were on form again by 2010's "Diamond Eyes," perhaps spurred on by the tragic events that put Chi in a coma. Post your nominations in the comments, and up vote any that you agree with. Remember, only one nomination per comment so that we can see how many votes each song has earned. We'll be posting the results in a top 10 Deftones songs list this Friday.

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    Teodor
    My Own Summer.
    N-D
    Shove It!
    N-D
    redisni
    This. Besides, what's more kick-ass than singing on milk crates in the middle of the sea, punching a shark in the nose while shouting SHOVEITSHOVEITSHOVEIT!!! at the top of your lungs?
    Mr Winters
    N-D
    Another my favourite: Deftones - Digital Bath
    GhostPlayground
    Angel Eyes is probably my fave. Of course i never really got into the deftones, so I only know a few songs. I also like the song 'Bored', but i'm sure they have better songs.
    GhostPlayground
    Diamond eyes, sorry. It's been awhile since i've listened to the deftones.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    yeah i love diamond eyes. its a bit more accessible and i really feel it brought them a lot more attention in this newer age to newer fans that didnt listen to them during the nu metal explosion.
    TryTheKetchup
    My heart belongs to this stuff:
    jimihendrix6699
    GALGOPOWER
    OMG WHAT A BAD QUESTIONS... Nobody knows Deftones this shitty emo metal band...
    l0ld4v3
    that's cute
    jannick
    he could've said it a little nicer. but truth is, this is some pretty girly emo-shit...
    Wininacan
    girly emo shit that blows, if this dude didnt die this band wouldnt even be acknowledged right now
    7stringfuq
    ur a dick dude, maybe if u stopped listening to the same old shit everyday ud realize this band is pretty popular and there music is great. if u didnt know about this band why did u click on the link and talk shit?
    Linkerman
    My vote is for "Change (In The House Of Flies)", too. But all of their stuff is really awesome, i just chose this one for emotional/past-related reasons.
    skunky81
    I agree, that song I would say, is very sentimental to me. It has helped me deal with some very tough things in my life. Everything the Deftones do is great though
    SimpleMan008
    Deftones are incredible already, then you add a powerhouse like Maynard James Keenan in to the mix and you get a song that is, to me, nothing short of perfect. My vote would have to be Passenger from White Pony.
    Cavalcade
    I guess now is as good a time as any to give "Riviere" the attention it deserves.
    Those feels when the bass comes in at 1: 06. This was their last song with Chi, and they made it count. E: Goddammit UG, will you even let me put the accent over the E without breaking everything?