Deftones - Deftones
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Based on 10 reviews
2003 Ratings: #194 / 281
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Based on 129 ratings
2003 Ratings: #116
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May 20, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Maverick / Label
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For an album that is meant to be a defining moment in their career, deftones’ self titled release feels anything but that.

Now, that may sound harsh, I still like this album, but in my opinion it is one of their worst albums to date. The fact that this is an album that I still like should attest to how much I love this band.

Instead of continuing with the sound that white pony laid down, Deftones instead goes back to a heavier style but with more shoe gaze and trip hop influence present ... read more
Some might see this as a disappointment after the metal masterpiece that is White Pony came out. I suppose I see that but its only a disappointment IN COMPARISON because that album is one of the greatest albums of all time. The production is good overall but has some faults to it, like some of the shoegaze parts sound a bit poor. Overall the character of this album is unmatched and still proves that this band cant be beat.
This album took a long time to win me over but I can totally see why this is a fan favorite now. It has a completely different tone then all their other records. It's at the complete opposite end of the alternative metal spectrum than their debut. The production is so dense and dark and "doomy". The way I can describe it is thinking of their debut sounding scorching and firey, and and this one sounding straight up freezing. There's nothing else like it so I definitely recommend.

Fav ... read more
Might be a bit too late to do a self-titled album, pals.
This edgy ass 2000s metal act cover art sucks ass, but the album sure doesn't.

This album is an extremely intense, yet beautiful experience. This album comes post Chino Moreno vocal surgery due to screaming too much. Clearly he hadn't fucked his voice up enough, so here comes this album. You would not have guessed in a million years this man just had vocal surgery.
The screams on here are much more prominent and brutal than before. They're much more high pitched and screechy, almost like ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hexagram
  2. Needles and Pins
  3. Minerva
  4. Good Morning Beautiful
  5. Deathblow
  6. When Girls Telephone Boys
  7. Battle-axe
  8. Lucky You
  9. Bloody Cape
  10. Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event
  11. Moana
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