Deftones

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  • Summary: This self-titled release is the fourth studio album for the California alt-metal outfit.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Q Magazine
    90
    In a genre considered creatively bankrupt, this is genuinely new metal. [Jul 2003, p.102]
  2. It is an important leap forward for one of the few American metal bands left who care about the form's emotional evolution.
  3. A modern, commercially-viable, carefully crafted rock record that also sounds violent, deranged and desperately, incurably sad all at the same time.
  4. Even if it all sounds pretty much the same as their last few, you'd be unwise to turn a deaf ear to this release.
  5. The record as a whole is less rewarding than its predecessor, though its peaks rival any in the genre.
  6. Deftones sticks a little too close to familiar territory this time around.
  7. It sounds like a dog howling over a Sepultura record. No, worse. It sounds like Fred Durst.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Joseph-ScottA.
    Dec 6, 2007
    10
    This is an incredible album. And very underrated. The Deftones created an incredibly emotive and artistically relevant record with this, This is an incredible album. And very underrated. The Deftones created an incredibly emotive and artistically relevant record with this, their self titled release, as though they were re-inventing what Deftones were. It sounds blissed out, willingly obscure and unforgiving with it's hard bite at times. it is one of my favorite albums of the 00s. It can also be seen as a brilliant alternative of Loveless. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Their best to date. nothing else to say, most part of the record you found Deftones at their max , the killer-chain-saw-like sounding guitars, the peculiar drumming, the atmospheric electronic effects and of course Moreno's utterly high screams & eire quiet vocals makes this record unmatchable. Expand
  3. Oct 26, 2013
    10
    Definitely the most epic record by Deftones. So much emotion in every single vocal line, powerful riffs and of course the mind-blowinglyDefinitely the most epic record by Deftones. So much emotion in every single vocal line, powerful riffs and of course the mind-blowingly atmospheric, almost divine harmonies they create. Hexagram as an opener is just outta this world, and Good Morning Beautiful Bloody Cape convince with their simplicity and power. Also, very slick sound with a touch of raw. I love it. Expand
  4. RexV
    Nov 2, 2007
    9
    It's really creative, but not as WHITE PONY ( a masterpiece).
  5. Apr 18, 2016
    9
    Up there with Deftones' very best. It's got this amazing balance of heavy riffs and gorgeous melodies. Chino's vocal performance isUp there with Deftones' very best. It's got this amazing balance of heavy riffs and gorgeous melodies. Chino's vocal performance is outstanding (those screams on "Hexagram" are almost inhuman) and always moves you with how it flows superbly throughout every track. Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    8
    The Deftones most underrated album, partly due to the bands lack of innovation in the release but also because it had the difficult task ofThe Deftones most underrated album, partly due to the bands lack of innovation in the release but also because it had the difficult task of following on from White Pony. 'Needles and Pins', 'Minerva' and 'Hexagram' keep the consistency on an album which struggles to reach the heights of its predecessor. Collapse
  7. chuckyo
    Oct 22, 2003
    1
    I hated this record. Why are all these people talking about how innovative it is?? It's just the same old crap (screaming, simple I hated this record. Why are all these people talking about how innovative it is?? It's just the same old crap (screaming, simple guitars) that's all over the radio these days. White Pony was MUCH better. At least it didn't sound like the exact same song being played ten times in a row like this CD. Expand

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