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  • Its not that any of the individual members are amazing musicians or anything like that
  • Don't get me wrong, the Deftones are still one of the best bands out there, and one of the most original

    • by Eternal Now
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      The Deftones are getting a very bad rap for their latest album, the self-titled Deftones. It appears that fans are not privy to the new Deftones style. They are much more electronic and less hardcore heavy metal, and there is no trace of Hip Hop in their style at all anymore.

      And what exactly is Post-Appocalyptic you ask?

      Well maybe its the music as a whole that they create that just permeates some kind of machine-istic sound. Or maybe it is Frank Delgado’s spooky and eerie atmoshperic sound effects, DJ and mixing


      skills and synthetic textures.

      Maybe it’s the strange sounding guitar. It could be the hard-to-explain Trip-Hop sound that emerges behind their music.

      Whatever it is, the Deftones have crafted a sound that belongs in the distant Neo-future of rock/metal, hence a post-appocalyptic world, assuming the appocalypse comes… This self-titled album has a style that transcends the whole Nu metal genre, emerging in a genre that has no name. Yes, they are that good!

      Its not that any of the individual members are amazing musicians or anything like that.

      But together, they ...


      • create such masterpieces that linger in your head long after hearing them. They still have the heavily distorted and effect heavy guitars, the thumping bass, pulsating drums, wailing vocals and the ecclectic DJ alchemy, but the emphasis is now placed on special effects instead of raw, hardcore playing.

        Don’t get me wrong, the Deftones are still one of the best bands out there, and one of the most original. And they still rock, HARD! Singer Chino Moreno’s lyrical style is so off-the-wall and unique, as is his vocal style, which ranges from

        screaming to high pitched wailing and shrieking.

        The fact is that the Deftones have changed their style. Ever since “The White Pony”, their sound has become different.

        Chino still brings the odd screaming and singing to the table, and it sounds as fresh as ever. To me, their sound ignites thoughts of a sprawling futuristic urban landscape.

        Don’t ask me why. The one factor that makes them stand out much more than any other band is the well placed atmospheric effects.

        This album does rock though, and it is a must own. I personally think that this is their best album to date.




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