Label: Warner Music Taiwan - 471116 9002847 • Format: CD Album • Country: Taiwan • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
Deftones is the eponymous fourth studio album by American alternative metal band Deftonesreleased on May 20, by Maverick Records. The album features a broader spectrum of musical styles than the band's previous albums, ranging from some of their heaviest compositions to moody trip hop and shoegaze influences, with some songs recorded mostly with seven-string guitars.
It was the band's final album to be produced by Terry Datewhose collaboration with Deftones dated back to their debut album Adrenaline Originally titled Loversthe album was instead given an eponymous title because Hexagram - Deftones - Deftones Chino Moreno considered Lovers too obvious in relation to the context of its material the former title song "Lovers" did appear as a A-side and B-side on the UK Hexagram - Deftones - Deftones Hexagram " single.
Deftones was the last album produced by Date, who had collaborated with the band since Adrenalinedue to the vast amount of time spent in the studio. The band's slow writing and recording pace frustrated Date, as well as their lack of previously composed material when they entered the studio.
Deftones is an eclectic album, with songs spanning many different ideas in diverse genres. It has a much different feel than prior efforts, due in part to Frank Delgado leaving his turntables behind and instead focusing on playing keyboards and synthesizers. Most of the album's songs make extensive use of the band's low G tuning and Moreno's high screams, resulting in some of the heaviest songs in the band's catalog.
A grand piano and toy piano were featured in the mournful "Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event. In addition to trip-hop influences, significant shoegaze elements have been noted on the album, especially in regards to the song " Minerva. Deftones produced two singles" Minerva " and "Hexagram. As the lead single"Minerva" featured a melodic, commercially viable sound and gained strong rotation on mainstream rock video programming.
In contrast, the extreme heaviness of "Hexagram" landed it on shows such as Uranium and Headbangers Ball. Deftones was well received by Down - Ground Mower - Ground Mower, earning an aggregate rating of 74 on Metacritic.
Q praised the album, giving it 4. Deftones just blows open the possibilities". Club and AllMusic gave the album positive scores but criticized the band for returning to their heavy style, instead of the more soft and artistic style of its predecessor, White Pony. Spin magazine also give it a positive score, but complained about the album's notable darkness, saying, "On their fourth album, Deftones are sad as hell, and they're not gonna take it anymore; this is less an song album than a single long-form mope".
InJonathan Dick of NPR Music retrospectively noted the album's " trip-hop nuances" and included the album as an example of Deftones' varied catalogue, stating that "Deftones' catalogue reads like a case study in how a band can Hexagram - Deftones - Deftones influences into a sound that's definitively their own.
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