Deftones Review

artist: Deftones date: 01/16/2004 category: compact discs

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Deftones: Deftones
Released: May 20, 2003
Genre: Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
Label: Maverick
Number Of Tracks: 11
The album featured a broader spectrum of musical styles than previous Deftones records, ranging from some of their heaviest compositions to moody trip-hop influences, and recorded mostly with seven-string guitars.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 8.9 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.3 
 Users rating:
 8.5 
 Votes:
 33 
 Views:
 877 
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overall: 10
Deftones Reviewed by: element123, on december 24, 2004
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Sound: This album is one of the best albums there is in te metal-scene. This is not a normal metal-album like Linkin Park or so, it's original and sounds great. Stephen's guitar sounds really heavy on this album, as he is a great guitarist too. Some people will say: "this is not hard to play, there are no solo's in it", but that's not Deftones! This music is unuiqe. About the songs on the album: from heavy metal with loud screams to emotional metal songs, with beautiful melodies. Stephens plays only seven-strings on this album, so the chords sounds more warm and full. Chino is really a great singer, as he can scream his lungs dead and on other sings beautiful melodies. Bass-player Chi Cheng also screams heavy! I should say: if you like metal, buy this album. This is really one of my favourite metal albums ever, enjoy it. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are really godo on this album. From sings where you thnik (strange lyrics) to songs with emotional lyrics, as in 'Minerva', 'Hexagram'. The lyrics on the song 'Lucky You' are really cool (great song). I think the lyrics of 'Battle Axe' are about someone who's dead, and the other one's not strange. The song #6 'When Girls Telephone Boys' is one of the best. Ever. Really. First I thought: to much screams and to heavy, but when you listen to it much you really giong to live with it. You have to listen to the lyrics, I almost have to shit when I hear Chino screaming. "Yeah if you like that we can ride on a Black Horse, a new wave Hesperian Death Horse." That sentence is so cool. // 10

Overall Impression: This is the best Deftones album and one of the best albums ever made. Look at the cover: the Roses stand for the beatiful lyrics and melodies on the album, and the skull stands for the heavy riffs and loud screams. Buy it. // 10

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overall: 8
Deftones Reviewed by: unregistered, on november 25, 2003
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Sound: Like all the previous albums the sound is great, only this time the production seems to be like a million times better sounding. They've never sounded so heavy, the dynamic changes alone at times are a little startling. But having said that, it does follow very closely to pretty much what they did for White Pony. // 8

Lyrics: As usual your wondering what the hell did that line have to do with ANYTHING. Still, most the time it's probably not meant to mean anything that remarkable, which is a charming idea in itself. Some absolute killer lines which will only mean anything you when you hear it with the music rather than reading it on paper. But, once again, ole Chino is doing the same things lyrically as he has all the previous albums. // 8

Overall Impression: It is by far their best album, but not by THAT much. Think of it as a more polished [if that was possible] White Pony album. Better riffs, better over all timbre,heavier guitars and some great vocal processings. Oh yeh theres also some cool ass sampling, as usual you could say. If you never liked their previous stuff you should probably just stay away here too,though I do find it hard to believe that at least one song wouldnt suit ya. // 8

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