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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the Sacramento alternative metal band was produced by Terry Date.
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  • Record Label: Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 24, 2020
    100
    Ohms is abrasive, destructive, and alluringly beautiful – but most of all, there’s a profound purpose and longing behind every punch that they throw. After two and a half decades, Deftones are still finding new ways to energize, enrage, and inspire themselves – and with Ohms, they’re finding new ways to peak.
  2. Sep 25, 2020
    91
    Deftones have only ever produced good albums, but they’ve also spent the decade since Diamond Eyes exploring textures and soundscapes, sometimes at the expense of songcraft. Ohms breaks that trend, with more focused songs, and a renewed love of hard-rocking guitar riffs that may rekindle the band’s relationship with fans that jumped ship after White Pony.
  3. Sep 25, 2020
    90
    This record is just as unique and innovative as each album before it. It's truly and honestly a breath of fresh air, it's just once again under the helm of the producer who fleshed out their unmistakable and haunting sound in the first place.
  4. 80
    An intriguing addition to the band’s canon.
  5. Oct 1, 2020
    80
    Arguably, Ohms is at first blush nothing new for Deftones. What it is is an engrossing refinement of what they’ve become over years of risk-taking and experimentation.
  6. Sep 29, 2020
    80
    While some fans will always have their favourite Deftones album (White Pony being the most popular), it’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish what their best album is, especially when they’re in form as hot as this.
  7. Sep 25, 2020
    60
    By streamlining their sound, Deftones have made an album that proves that ferocity is not a diminishing resource.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 3 out of 58
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    The singles released for this album were perfectly placed as the finale and opening of the album to show what was forthcoming as a whole. AThe singles released for this album were perfectly placed as the finale and opening of the album to show what was forthcoming as a whole. A few listens in and I can say it ranks in the highest tier of the deftones catalog. Not a single song is misplaced or deserves just a glance. From my first listen Ohms was great but after a few more, in my opinion, it may just be a masterpiece showcasing each band members talents at the highest level. Also I get this feeling that it has glimpses of each past record while being entirely different. Deftones has once again made my favorite record of the year and does not disappoint with the long awaited Ohms. Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2022
    10
    Incredible from these guys. I have been listening since 2003 and each album continues to show how well they can evolve. This record has a bitIncredible from these guys. I have been listening since 2003 and each album continues to show how well they can evolve. This record has a bit of everything from heavy, aggressive riffs in Radiant City, Urantia, Genesis, and The Link is Dead, to more atmospheric tracks that allow Chino to really shine, such as Ceremony, Error, and the title track Ohms. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2020
    10
    One of the most solid and atmospheric adventures this band has ever delivered. It soars and then pummels you into the asphalt. Yet stillOne of the most solid and atmospheric adventures this band has ever delivered. It soars and then pummels you into the asphalt. Yet still flourishing with the trademark sensual soundscapes and vocals that Chino, Abe, Frank, Sergio, and Stef are known for. Beautiful 10 cuts that are worth your time . Far above and beyond their previous effort, Gore. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    Enter Deftones... this is definetly an album to look up to as well as compare since past albums have led deftones to evolve and make magic theEnter Deftones... this is definetly an album to look up to as well as compare since past albums have led deftones to evolve and make magic the way they do. theres no doubt theyve aged not only well but as a completely unique band. this album captures the most surreal and atmospheric sounds that bind you to a plane unknown up until now by deftones AND music in general... Experimental? yeah for sure, the otherwordly vibes, haunting lyrics along with dreamy layers make this a MUST listen. in pompeji they blow our minds with a sudden drop into the vast sea where we picture just u and the sea as synthwave effects cast a spell upon u. in genesis we get a feeling of heavyness and minblowing screams followed by melodic vocals which give us an air of whats to come and how yuxtaposed the album will get in a heavy yet melodic way. as for ceremony and urantia are both so chill and groovy at the same time. the spell of mathematics depicts a chill ambient song that changes what he cd had shown prior to this track for there is space to gather more from a more hypnotic approach. headless is a nice romantic ride. this link is dead is definetly not a dead link. error didnt seem like an error for its my favorite of the songs. radiant city is a very solid self sustained song with a engaging chorus and vibrant engulfing sounds that stand out alot. ohms which closes the record gives us a sense of completion and is actually a close to perfect song once youve heard the rest of the album, that is...my personal favorite songs were: pompeji, urantia, radiant city, the spell of mathematics, error, and genesis although i must admit the album is so diverse that it completes itself with every song no matter which preferences one may have. its needless to say the whole album has triumphed and made deftones what they are today as the band all put in a piece of themselves to create something well done! from chinos vocals to stephens 9 string guitar and his stunning riffs, to franks entrancing synth-powered performance, to sergios sweet baselines and finally to abes awesome way of playing and capturing the rhythm of the song with the drums we can truly taste the essence that white pony truly had yet not everybody could even dare grasp. Exit Deftones... Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Maybe not their best job, but still a good album. I give of the album 9 out of 10 Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2020
    9
    This is the case like with the most Deftones albums: the more you listen, more their music grows on you. You will start notice things that youThis is the case like with the most Deftones albums: the more you listen, more their music grows on you. You will start notice things that you missed before and it will help you appreciate what they did more.
    With 0hms it seems like the same case. And it’s fine by me. Correct thing was said on reddit that this album is about of acceptance of inevitable changes(even death). This topic hits right in the gut with anger scream and heavy riffs. But in the end, there’s ray of light(even hope).
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  7. Oct 6, 2020
    0
    What is this derivative, inane garbage? And why do most people seem to like it? I am baffled. This kind of music was boring 20 years ago. NowWhat is this derivative, inane garbage? And why do most people seem to like it? I am baffled. This kind of music was boring 20 years ago. Now it's just offensive. Expand

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