Positive: 37 out of 37
Mixed: 0 out of 37
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Nov 16, 2012Expectations were high for Koi No Yokan. It is Deftones seventh album in a row which simply does not disappoint. Each output got compared toExpectations were high for Koi No Yokan. It is Deftones seventh album in a row which simply does not disappoint. Each output got compared to 2000s masterpiece White Pony. Lucky enough Deftones never tried to create a White Pony 2, they wrote Albums which obviously fitted in their current status, always covered in a more (Selftitled) or less (Diamond Eyes) dark atmosphere.
Each output since WP had its problems. The Selftitled was too dark (for me), SNW had great songs, but did not succeed with its experiments (Mein with Serj, Pink Cellphone). Diamond Eyes did not have this weak points but lacked in depth, atmosphere and textures.
Koi No Yokan takes out the strengths of each of these albums since White Pony and leaves out the above criticized points. It´s pretty dark, flows really good as a whole album (nearly every song connects with the next) and adds a huge amount of atmosphere to it. Also, the production seems to be improved regarding Diamond Eyes. There is not one song which doesn´t fit into the album, each song has its place and is loveable from start to finish.
Starting with Swerve City as a bouncy, poppy opener, Koi No Yokan beautifully delivers Deftones signature move: the dynamics. Leathers verses is one of the heaviest in Deftones history, fighting with the dreamy chorus created by Chinos beautiful voice. The man simply can create moods with his organ.
Poltergeist, starting with odd handclaps leading into a heavy Carpenter Riff, drives the heavy vs soft game on. Next song, Entombed is simply beautiful and perfect material for a single. Graphic Nature could easily be featured one White Pony. Tempest, the single, connects southern rockesque guitars (straight from the 90s) with a lovely chorus and is one of the highlights. Gauzes beginning brings back Deftones heavy moments and is nothing less than Deftones high standard.
Rosemary is the heart of Koi No Yokan, one of Deftones highlights of their whole career. A melody which stays in your head forever. Goon Squad with its dynamics lets you headbang before What happened to you? closes the album with a trippy dreampoppy sound. Reminds directly of Chi, who still suffers from the accident 4 yours ago.
KNY is a perfect album for walks through the winter air and can be experienced best as a whole. Listen to this if you are a fan of intelligent alternative rock albums.
It connects fans of heavy metal (Meshuggah riffing) with the ones of The Cure or The Smiths.
Standout tracks are Leathers, Entombed and Rosemary.… Expand
May 20, 2014its still the deftones i know and love but is it my favourite album of theres no is it in the top 3 of deftones albums no, was it the bestits still the deftones i know and love but is it my favourite album of theres no is it in the top 3 of deftones albums no, was it the best album of 2012 heck yeah it was… Expand
Dec 14, 2012Koi No Yokan is a beautiful album. I listen to a variety of music and this album is probably the best this year by far. The songs hit a rangeKoi No Yokan is a beautiful album. I listen to a variety of music and this album is probably the best this year by far. The songs hit a range of emotion and are executed beautifully. I feel like this album is worthy of a Grammy and will be very disappointed if they don't get at least nominated.… Expand
Nov 17, 2012Every new Deftones album release is a BIG event. To be hones I'd like this album to be the continuation of Diamond Eyes in the way ofEvery new Deftones album release is a BIG event. To be hones I'd like this album to be the continuation of Diamond Eyes in the way of heaviness. But actually it sounds a lot lighter and it has more romantic/lyrical/tender mood. Very atmospheric and soft. The vocal melodies catch you and follow you through all the 51 minutes of the album. Every new spin gives you an ability to find some new features of this records. Once again, Bravo, Deftones!… Expand
Nov 13, 2012Heavier than Diamond Eyes but just as melodic and ethereal, Deftones have once again put out an outstanding record of atmospheric, cryptic,Heavier than Diamond Eyes but just as melodic and ethereal, Deftones have once again put out an outstanding record of atmospheric, cryptic, blistering alternative metal. Standout tracks include "Tempest" and "Swerve City."… Expand
Jan 13, 2015This is a fairly tame album for Deftones, but damn, the songwriting, melodies, and the guitar work is great. "Romantic Dreams," "Leathers,"This is a fairly tame album for Deftones, but damn, the songwriting, melodies, and the guitar work is great. "Romantic Dreams," "Leathers," "Poltergeist," "Entombed," "Tempest," and "Rosemary" are all amazing. Also, this album is a rarity in that the middle of the album is the strongest. Once "Leathers" kicks in, it goes from great to unreal.… Expand
Jan 5, 2013Koi No Yokan is a good "sounding" album that is hard to consume because lead singer Chino's vocals are too soft at times and are hard to makeKoi No Yokan is a good "sounding" album that is hard to consume because lead singer Chino's vocals are too soft at times and are hard to make out what he is singing. It's a decent album, but they tread in the same waters musically. Almost all of the songs overstay their welcome around the 2-minute mark and you pretty much know what the expect with the remaining 2-minutes. However, I can still highly recommend people to see Deftones live, they have improved drastically over the years from a drunk, slop sounding band to a veteran, professional, and amazing sounding live band. Sadly, there is only 2 songs that stand out on this album and you can pretty much throw away the rest.… Expand
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