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new deftones album (mini-review)

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  1. zackerouac

    zackerouac bring it

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    The new deftones self-titled (even though it's their 4th?) album is out 5.20.03. Just a little FYI. I'm getting it later this evening and post some opinions/ review/ what-have-ya :)
     
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  2. Shambla

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    I didnt even realise that they were due to release anything soon - I look forward to your review/opinions (and anyone else who has a copy so far) as I am a bit of a fan. Can't say they are in my top 10 bands or anything, but I like them enough to own all their albums so far on CD.
     
  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    cool, i have the first 3 albums and quite like them, looking forward to this one.
    i was just recently thinking that detones are about due for another album, it certainly is about time
     
  4. zackerouac

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    more FYI - rolling stone gave it 4 outta 5 stars :rock:
     
  5. mookboy

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    What I have heard so far has really put me off. I'm a massive fan, seen them three times live... but this new stuff sounds very mid paced and droney. MAybe the album will be better...
     
  6. zackerouac

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    hey i got the album and i like it. of course, im a deftones fan :D ill just go through the tracks and give you my opinion on/ describe em. plus my fav quote from the song :D

    (in order)

    hexagram - throw back to adrenaline, screaming and crunchy guitar, oh yeah "and the camera makes you sea sick"

    needles and pins - rolling guitar riff, similar to "my own summer", good harmony. "who wants to **** with us now?"

    minerva - song on the radio. loved it the first time i heard it. was playing when i was on the roof of the parking garage waiting for the matrix movie to begin. watching the sun set. surrounded by a hundred or so brand new mercedes (apparently a car lot shares the garage with the theater). surreal and beautiful. "god bless you all for the song you saved us"

    good morning beautiful - groovy and makes you want to nod your head, beautiful harmony as usual. "you choose heaven over the earth and me"

    deathblow - ambient. mellow verse. heavy chorus. "soon as you came in all the beast went away"

    when girls telephone boys - supah heavy like adrenaline. yelling yelling yelling. play it loud. "you always sharpen your teeth cause youre like that"

    battle-axe - a deftones song. kinda typical stuff, but good. "still making believe that you arent at all crazy"

    lucky you - ambient techno kinda stuff here. co-wrote by dj crook. not too excited about it. maybe ill grow to like it. "i watch you kill, you always have, you always will"

    bloody cape - driving chorus, makes the song. reminds me of korn. not in a bad way, though. "we could be...as soon as our needs are fed"

    anniversary of an uninteresting event - mellow ambient stuff again. some keyboards, tamborine. listen to in the dark. "so high on the waves you made for us"

    moana - another typical deftones song. lotsa reverb. love reverb. "whats yer taste?"

    whew! thats it. the enhanced cd part is cool. has videos of each band member an stuff from the studio and the road. havent watched em all yet.

    suprisingly enough, no hidden track! guess they had to make room for the flash files.

    let me close with this, go buy the album!! i liked all the songs, maybe not on first listen, but they grew on me. peace :D
     
  7. Shambla

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    Thanks for the review Zackerouac, I will have to keep an eye out for it next time I go into town lookin for things to blow my money on. Sounds pretty good overall, besides, I dunno how it is with you, but a lot of my favourite albums I wasn't quite sure about on the first couple of listens. Writing this reply has got me in a Deftones mood now... damn, now I gotta decide which album to listen to :hehe:
     
  8. zackerouac

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    :hehe: :hehe: it really is a good album. chino's voice somehow sounds better on it. glad you liked the review :D :rock:
     
  9. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    I forgot about it i better pick up me copy. I wanna recongise the new songs when i see them in a couple of weeks in glas.:rock: :rock: :rock:
     
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    I love the deftones, have all their other albums, so i had to pick it up on the 20th
    first cd i've bought in 2 years and its great
    i am not at all disapointed, only wish they were coming around here on tour without the crappy sanitarium tour - i dont want to see limp biscut or metallic, just the deftones damnit.
     
  12. DRxAndy

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    sorry for the double post, but i wrote up a review myself too :)

    Deftones - Deftones
    Release date: 5.20.03

    First off let me say, I love this album, compared to prior deftones work, it is reminiscent of Around the fur, basically heavy, angry, and a ton of emotion put into it. I bought it on the 20th, and broke my 2 year streak of not purchasing music (I’m a sucker for the deftones :) ). Let me put it this way, I have had it for 3 days, and have listened to the full cd around 50 - 60 times if not more, I leave it on repeat, it impresses me that much. Amazon.com refers to them as nu-metal, which drives me crazy because they don’t really fit into any genre except the broad version of metal/hard rock – the deftones sound is a sub-genre in its self.

    Lets get into detail about the tracks.

    Hexagram
    A great opening track, it opens the album hitting hard, and the melody is nice. The chorus is a bit repetitive though – Worship! Play, Play again and again gets a bit over used, but nothing to make the song bomb.
    Needles & Pins
    Punchy drum rhythm through out the song, angry track, the lyrics Here we are - You're pins - I'm needles - Lets play...
    Here we are - You want this? - Then come on...
    sum up the song
    Minerva
    The first single is played quite a bit on the radio, which makes sense – it’s a great song, reminds me of knife party from White Pony somewhat, Chino’s moaning vocals bring out the melancholy of the song, with a hope for things to be better in the future.
    Good Morning Beautiful
    I love this song, its one of my favorites on the cd – Starts off with chino jumping right into the lyrics, The song is full of emotion. You should wake up before the wrath comes
    (me and you) could take off before the wrath comes...soon.

    Deathblow
    The way the chorus builds up as well as the chorus its self are great for this song, slower track. And the ropes hang to keep us all awake and I should have known.
    It only takes one break of your pose to get off


    When Girls Telephone Boys
    Starts with a whispering in the background sounds something like … (unintelligible) the cops outside, put those things away, its(unintelligible)… its hella sensitive. Then slams into a heavy riff.

    Battleaxe
    Slow start, then gets heavy. The song has a very laid back pace, which works well for it.
    You make me so proud
    Still you love to think you have always been this way...but you're all wrong.


    Lucky You
    Accompanied by Rey Osburn of Tinfed (which chino has done a track with, called danger girl, check It out here http://161.53.43.3/~dbukvic/deftone...ngergirl---legwork mix(deftonesworld.com).mp3 ) and beats from DJ Crook of Team Sleep, the song has a nice smooth digital pace to it. Also used on the Matrix reloaded soundtrack, it fits right in with lyrics like They'll come soon
    I keep waiting... and I wait...
    Won't somebody...save me....


    Bloody Cape
    The mood of this track is somewhat in a hurry, like someone was chasing the song. Lyrics In waves the ships have all sailed to the sea
    Well do you wanna wait or leave with me tonight
    Cross your heart and pray the ocean will take us all the way in...



    Anniversary Of An Uninteresting Event
    Slow paced song, paces like a foggy day, sounds like it would be great in a movie soundtrack. Somber song. No more gold lights for the queen earth to keep you warm in your kingdoms
    High on the waves you make for us
    But not since you left have the waves come
    The bar is dead and the rockets rain is keeping you wet in your deathbed
    so high on the waves you made for us
    And not since you left have the waves come...have the waves come...
    To Nadja, Love – Jesus


    Moana
    A song that seems to spiral toward going somewhere, reminds me somewhat of driving fast in a car to catch something, then slowing down, speeding up and then slowing down to a abrupt stop, the lyrics sound like they would be written for a girl An entire empire recall your face...your face...show me...come.
    Let me know what you're like...let me...know what you're like...
    Your face...your face... -hopelessly devoted.
    An interesting choice for a closing, but it seems to work well, making the listener pine for more.


    Enhanced Content:
    The enhanced cd content is pretty cool – videos that take you into the studio, and into the lives of each of the members. There are a bunch of pictures as well. If you access all the content, a hidden video is available, which you can find on the right eye hole of the skull – I’m not going to give anything away, so you’ll have to see the album to watch it :)

    Overall, this is a strong 4th cd from the deftones, and I would give it a 9 out of 10. Only thing that should have been rethought, is the title of the cd, self titled just doesn’t cut it ;)
     
  13. penski

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    Bought it at work today (Deftones sold in Safeway! Ha!) Listened to it in my lunch hour...Then took it back for a refund.

    The rot that started with the Back To School EP has killed them :(

    Too much mid-paced reverbness...

    *n
     
  14. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    New Deftones

    I think it kicks ass. Nothing new no, but kick ass. What d'yall think ?

    Cheers

    [DE]FreD_S
     
  15. Shambla

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    Seems to be mixed opinions of it so far but I still need to get a copy myself - t'was discussed here not so long ago. I feel a 'please mind the doors' may appear soon :lol:
     
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    ooops ... sorry :p
     
  17. K

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    A merge will do ;)

    I dunno... Alternative Press said: Deftones make the same great album-for the fourth time.

    I'm not much of a fan but if they were just a little bit crazier and had more rhythm changes I'd probably like them. They just seem really boring. Need a new producer.
     
  18. penski

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    Chins Moreno looks more carp-like with each release.

    *n
     

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