Koi No Yokan

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
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Based on 17 reviews
2012 Ratings: #119 / 958
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Based on 162 ratings
2012 Ratings: #48
November 13, 2012 / Release Date
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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.

The 405

When you listen the new album, everything's there already. Laid out on a plate there's no sense of interpretation, what you hear is what you get.

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
Any album with Swerve City, Poltergeist, Tempest, Gauze, Goon Squad and What Happened to You? on it has to be a great record
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
The best album they've released since White Pony, there's finally a stronger case here to be made and god damn I'll never get over how good this one is.
Detfones blessing us mortals again with some shoegaze infused alternative metal. I consider this a progression on the style presented on Saturday Night Wrist. Not as consistent as that record, but its still fantastic.
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Added on: November 9, 2012