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Universal acclaim- based on 149 Ratings

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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. 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: 39 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is the most complete and fulfilling album they have created since Chi's tragic accident.What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is the most complete and fulfilling album they have created since Chi's tragic accident. Every member is in peak form. Not a song worth skipping. Such a deep and rewarding album that will continue to get better on repeated listens. It's nothing short of remarkable. Expand
  2. 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
  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
    It's everything you want from a Deftones album. You should go buy this. No really. Go right now.
  5. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    Best album they’ve released since White Pony. Future Deftones classic. Usually culprits for slick and sexy metal, this record seems to go intoBest album they’ve released since White Pony. Future Deftones classic. Usually culprits for slick and sexy metal, this record seems to go into more mysterious and eery territory. Brilliant! Expand
  6. 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
  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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