Saturday Night Wrist

Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
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Based on 12 reviews
2006 Ratings: #105 / 687
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Based on 177 ratings
2006 Ratings: #62
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October 31, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Maverick / Label
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"Saturday Night Wrist" gives me exactly what I wanted after feeling disappointed by the self-titled album's lack of bite. It pairs back the heaviness while doubling down on the shoegaze elements and Wall of Sound experimentation that became such high points on their previous couple of records. There's still the alt-metal staples of their sound, with the heavy, chugging riffs and the occasional screamed vocals and all that, but this thing is ethereal as fuck and it punches you in the ... read more
Saturday Night Wrist is Deftones most experimental release I think. Not only does it contain the (controversial?) Track Pink Cellphone. Which, in the last leg of the track, has lyrics talking about uncircumcised cocks. and buttfucking (lmao). But also the instrumental interlude track Select Start, which is very reminiscent of Boards of Canada and other IDM groups. The deftones formula is still there though, this is no departure from deftones known sound. Besides the experimental tracks this ... read more

So a few minutes after finishing up my thoughts on S/T I started listening to Saturday Night Wrist, still wondering where Deftones could possibly go after White Pony. The results this time I think were quite a bit better than S/T.

On this album Deftones tone down the intensity somewhat, achieving a more ethereal feeling compared to S/T's dark and heavy feel. Obviously this album is still fairly heavy but a lot more emphasis is placed on atmosphere and textures than ... read more
Yes, yes, yes. I even like the controversial and disgusting Pink Cellphone.
It has the best production of any Deftones album. The layers are so dense and ethereal, jesus.
Chi´s bass slaps harder and groovier than ever before (and unfortunately, than ever will).
Chino´s vocal range reaches every peak and low point possible throughout the tracklist.
You have beautiful blissful tracks here and some of the heaviest and filthiest Deftones material ever.

Just when you think Deftones can't step it up any further, they deliver a batch of tracks that both sound evil and fragile at the same time. It's an album full of space, both mentally and sound wise. It's an album that sounds like a spaceman slowly going insane in his spaceship alone, reflecting on his life, seeing it slowly fall away from him. It's both hauntingly beautiful and hard hitting, making for some truly great music. Chino’s vocals are better then ever, and the instrumentation ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hole In The Earth 
  2. Rapture 
  3. Beware 
  4. Cherry Waves 
  5. Mein
  6. U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B,Select,Start 
  7. Xerces 
  8. Rats!Rats!Rats! 
  9. Pink Cellphone 
  10. Combat 
  11. Kimdracula 
  12. Rivière
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