Koi No Yokan

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2012 Ratings: #110 / 1032
User Score
Based on 270 ratings
2012 Ratings: #19
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Drowned in Sound

A stomach-turning twist through corridors of riffs, around every corner another punishing progression or triumphant refrain.


This fit and lean version of Deftones have turned negativity into vibrant positivity and channelled it into their cohesive and textured seventh full-length, Koi No Yokan – a record that will forever sit high upon Deftones’ burgeoning list of impressive achievements


It’s a shotgun blast of cranked guitars, bruising hardcore and canyon-sized choruses, and it’s mesmerising. 

Consequence of Sound

It seems the Deftones are getting soft—in a good way. 


It’s an adventurous, seductive and plush exploration of the depths of progressive and popular metal.


Koi No Yokan could be both their most traditionally metal and their most melodic record to date.

In all honesty, I wish people would talk about this album the some way they talk about Around The Fur or White Pony, as it's one of the most underrated albums in the groups discography. This album is full of punches, with some songs being more direct in it's attacks while some tracks go for the heart. It's an album that sounds mystical, other-worldly, and ethereal while still sounds dark, distorted and dingy. It's a great album, with twisting musical passages and many different moods. The group ... read more
Deftones might just be one of the most consistent bands I've heard in a long time. They're one of those bands that keep giving (almost) every record they make their all and keep pushing the boundaries of their genre. "Koi No Yokan" is absolutely no exception.

They continue further with the more straightforward sound that was present on "Diamond Eyes" and double down on the etherealness that made their best records so damn awe-inspiring! The chugging, downtuned riffs, the ... read more

So quickly after finishing the relatively brief Diamond Eyes I was ready to go into Koi No Yokan. I thought I knew what to expect... long story short I did not.

I fear that in my past few entries I've been jacking White Pony off too much. I've pretty much compared every other Deftones album to it, even the ones before it even came out. I think it was because I was overly confident that it would end up as my favourite Deftones album, but here comes Koi No Yokan to put ... read more
Edit: Not only is this my favourite album by deftones but it’s also one of my favourite albums period, I don’t think there is a single flaw in this album. It’s a 10/10. (Original Score: 95)

This album is fantastic. It gets you into a trance and has these ethereal qualities to it. It's beautiful, and I would say its quite underrated. One minute you can be banging your head to the blood pumping track "Poltergeist" and then soak in the peaceful nature of tracks like ... read more
Any album with Swerve City, Poltergeist, Tempest, Gauze, Goon Squad and What Happened to You? on it has to be a great record
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Track List

  1. Swerve City
  2. Romantic Dreams
  3. Leathers
  4. Poltergeist
  5. Entombed
  6. Graphic Nature
  7. Tempest
  8. Gauze
  9. Rosemary
  10. Goon Squad
  11. What Happened to You?
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Added on: November 9, 2012