:: Album Reviews ::

Name: Tracy and Naomi
Reviewing:White Pony

This cd really rocks. Even though it has a softer sound, it still sounds like The Deftones and you can really see how much they've learned and grown while making this album. The lyrics are beautiful and you can still groove to the music with it's amazing drum and bass beats. A definite must-buy for any loyal Deftones fan or listener of good music.
Name: Johnny
Reviewing:White Pony

I got the first copy of the red white pony special edition sold at my local Newbury Comics, and I am more than pleased. What an incredible album...the power and expression is fantastic. ATF is still my favorite album, but White Pony is fucking awesome. Too bad they didn't keep the original version of Pink Maggit its better in my opinion.
Name: Kris
Reviewing:White Pony

i can put this cd on in any mood that im in and still enjoy the whole thing and thats what makes this album beautiful. if im pissed off ill listen to pantera if im sad ill listen to cold if i feel like bouncin ill listen to some rap. but ive allready listened to this cd in all moods and it was no less greater or worse then the last time i listened to it. my favorite songs are korea and digital bath. when deftones come to sacto watch out fools cuz im gonna fuck shit up on korea. digital bath is just pure genuine sex muzik its so fuckin beautiful. im gonna fuck shit up on that song too if ya know what im sayin? FUCK KORN FUCK LIMP BIZKIT deftones dont gotta jump on no wagon to make great music so take a mental note of that all you whiny hardcore popsters.
Name: Chain
Reviewing:White Pony

Ok, i loved Adrenaline and ATF, but White Pony is a once in a life time album. I have never heard and album with such heart and soul. It's the Greatest album ever, it has the usual hard stuff like Elite and Korea, but it has a mellow side like teenager and my fave Passenger. In other words, if you havent bought the album, Shame on you
Name: Loyal Priest
Reviewing:White Pony

Great album! It's not as heavy as their past works, but I think now they have more of a distinctive sound. They all mix there songs from slow to hard to sweet to romantic. Knife Prty reminds me of The Cure. You can tell Chino loves Robert Smith. Maynard and Chino are great together. I hope later on Chino cuts a track with Robert Smith or H.R. from Bad Brains. Digital Bath is my favorite. For some reason I always think of Freddy Kruger when I hear that song, its just so dark and sweet. Deftones!
Name: Colin
Reviewing:White Pony

Holy Shit! What can i say? its the best cd i have ever owned. I have been a fan of deftones for about 4 years and i have to say this is their best work yet. Digital Bath (my fav on the cd) is an amazing song and Chino really gets to show off his great voice in it. Songs like elite, street carp and korea still show some of the harder side of deftones, reminding me of a few songs off of around the fur. We all know change, its a great song, simply amazing. Pink maggit, very slow in the begining hardens up about half way through. although i have to say i heard a rapcoreish version of it a while ago and i think that was better. Now-Passenger. Wow. Maynard and Chino in the same song. Maynard is an amazing vocalist, and along with chinos voise, they just go so good together. Another song i love is teenager. Very slow, but this is one of the few songs where you can really hear frank distinctly. the boys republic found on the limited edition cds is a heavier song, reminds me of the ATF days as well. I mean what can i say? this is so much more than i expected, and its just sooo good
Name: Jerry
Reviewing:White Pony

This album was definitely worth the wait. Everyon who was scared of their mellow sound were wrong, this album has plenty of hard heavy songs, eleite sounds like the hardes song they've written. It has heavyness, ambience, moody songs and smooth vocals. Pink maggit really is a moving song, as is teenager. Korea is killer along with elite and feiticiera and street carp. digital bath is somber and "beaty" rx queen has a catchy and cool bassline to it, the album is probably their best work yet.
Name: Flakey
Reviewing:Adrenaline and Around the Fur

It's always a bit hard when writing a review not to descend into sychopantic drivel, but hey, let's give it a go huh? I heard Around the Fur first, and it didn't do much for me. I played it in the background and moped about my general buisness. Slowly, somewhere along the line i started to pay a bit more attention. How can anyone say when they start loving something/someone? First sight? After a significant action? Somewhere along the way. Anyway, Around the Fur grew on me so much because of it's sincerity, it's melodic/agressive juxtaposition, and it's absoloutley heart tearing vocals. Dood, my dad was like "How can you emphathise if you can't here the lyrics?", and when ui thought about it, i wondered. I mean - before i checked out the lyrics i felkt i knew where they were coming from. They've so perfectly woven a fragile and honest material of immersive music, it just EVOKES the right feelings, without any real logic behind it. When Chino screams and the shudders, i know what he's talking about. Now that is empathic connection. I got Adrenalin a little bit afterwards, and immediately hated it. Many people around me were telling me it was the superior album, and i was at a total loss. It was badly recorded, lacked the subtlities of Around the Fur, and sounded like a B-Rate garage band jamming to a bunch of mediocre riffs. This was the opinion i maintained for almost a year, and only recently, like the last few months, have i been slowly finding myself putting on the CD player. Again, as with Around the Fur, it's hard to describe where primal connection comes into it, but it slowly has. I think that Adrenalin is a different animal to Around the Fur. It's rough round the edges, made of rusty metal, and reeks of teenage angst and fresh faced aggression. Around the Fur is more placid, adult, comtemplative and meditative. Adrenalin is a dead out assault. Perhaps it's because I'm such a big lover of Korns first album (the best album I've heard for exorcising inner demons) that I found the Deftones to be a sub-Korn wannabe on Adrenalin. In modern listenings, I don't see that anymore. I see fragile youngsters trying to survive, and i see the fruits of what became Around the Fur. Now Ican honestly say I adore it. Yeah, it's badly recorded, but somehow that kinda adds to the flavour. It's amatuer and honest and it's got some great, stand out riffs. I will personally always hold an affintiy for Around the Fur, as it was my first contact with nu-metal, and still one of the only records I own which dares to vunerable, fragile and switching between the femine touching side and the masculine pain. Deftones: more than just a clever name.
Name: Matt Sims
Reviewing:White Pony

This album is going to be sweet. I admit I have gotten songs off of the net but I planned on buying it before I even heard it and, now that I have I'm going to get it the day it comes out! This is more mellow but every song has some cool heavy stuff in it. "feitceria" is a cool heavy song that talks about being raped or forced to do something for somebody. "digital bath" is a cool mellower song with some of Chino's best singing. There's also a lot of stuff their DJ Frank Delgado does but doesn't get in the way of the song. "elite" is the heaviest track on the CD period. Chino uses a vocoder to make his voice sound like a demon =) "rx queen" haven't heard this one yet, but cool lyrics. "street carp" haven't heard this one either. "teenager" this another good track that has sampled drums AND acoustic but still sounds like the deftones. "knife party" has some awesome dynamics and a guest vocalist who sings on the track. for a comparison, she sounds like the chic on "great gig in the sky" from pink floyd. "korea" was originally titled "White pony" as it includes a line envlolving a pony. this is another really heavy track thats short but sweet. i believe it was played at ozzfest a while ago. "passenger" this is the awesome track with maynard from tool who trades lines with chino and cowrote the song. "change" is the awesome single that sort of symbolizes how white pony sounds. "pink maggit" is one of my favorites. it's heavy and has chino sort of rapping over it. really catchy. "get real" this is an internet only track that has B. Real from Cypress hill. Haven't heard it though... All the tracks kick ass in my opinion. Comes out June 20th...buy it!
Name: E-Doc
Reviewing:The White Pony

Hey all, I recently had the great opportunity to listen to the new Deftones CD, White Pony, and Oh my god was I impressed! From the moment the first song "New Murderer" begins, I realized that the three years of waiting for a new CD was all worth it. Chino's voice is very melodic throughout the whole album, and the guitar riffs and drums are AMAZING! You can tell that a lot of effort went into this album. Songs such as Nightrider, Change, and Digital Bath all prove that the Deftones can make songs that don't involve screaming, and include lyrics that are extremely melodic and meaningful. For all you Deftones fans that want some hard shit, you'll get your share here as well in songs like White Pony and Elite. Overall, this CD kicks some serious ass, and I will be one of the first to buy the actual CD on June 20th. If you're downloading the cd off the net like I did, don't be a dick...buy the real cd and support one of the greatest bands ever! Lata...IvI@$$ GI\I0iI)?
Name: Chris
Reviewing:Their import cd called LIVE

I think this is a great album. Although it only has 7 songs how cool the live shows are makes up for it. I will give this CD 5 out of 5 stars
Name: Skot
Reviewing:Around the Fur

Although I have not really been a "fan" for long, I have really gained an appreciation for this band. I had seen and heard them at Ozzfest this past year, and, well you know how live shows by bands you've never heard are...noisy. So, I couldn't really hear what they were doing. The first time I ever really listened to them it was on a metal mix tape sent to me by a friend in Australia. It had "Bored", "Around The Fur" and "My Own Summer", and to be completely honest, the singer's voice really got on my nerves. BUT there was just this one time I didn't fast forward through the songs, and something about "Bored" (which was the first of the three) and I really began to get into it. I don't know if it was the power of the music, the cheesiness of the vocals or a combination of both. I eventually wore that part of the tape out! Anyway, I finally bought "Around the fur"...about twelve hours ago now, and have listened to it about six times now. Incredible. My favorites are st ill the ones I'd heard the most, but "Drive" is awesome, "MX" is cool as shit, and I liked the album so much, I actually waited for the hidden track (I knew there had to be one there because the last song registered as 37 minutes and I thought 'No Way!') So, anyway I just wanted to put in my piece about the album. Peace. Skot
Name: Brad C
Reviewing:Around the Fur

To put it plainly this album changed my life. From the the first song to the last i can listen to it all the time without ever gettin bored. I think it is the cd i have listened to the most times through. If anyone ever wants to discuss the meanings of deftones lyrics because i think they are the greatest songs ever written and would like to know if anyone feels the same way. slipknot_sic_85@hotmail.com (email me please)
Name: C-Bas
Reviewing:Around the Fur

I was trying to find something that did something for me and it was called Around the fur. My friend hyad two copies of it and gave me one. I had been to concert before and it was the shit. But when I listened to Around The Fur, my life had changed. Its the only cd I listen to over and over again. Every ntrack has a different meaning to me. I take it with me wherever I go to, if possible, make people listen to it and hope in my next vist they will want to hear it. My goal everyday is to help somebody love the deftones. Every bosy should love them because they are the best fuckin band out there. White Pony is going to be the shit.
Name: E-Doc
Reviewing:Around The Fur

Hey people, I'm back with another phat review for another kick ass Deftones recording, Around The Fur. In many ways, it surpasses Adrenaline as a musical masterpeice for my generation of listeners. Anger is again expressed in such songs as Lotion, Rickets, and the secret song, Damone, that is one hell of a powerhouse. Emotional parts on the album are strong as well, with such songs as Be Quiet and Drive and the roller-coaster ride of a song MX. Chino's voice melds perfectly with the awesome talents of Abe, Stef and Chi. A totally amazing listening experiece from beginning to end. Oh yeah and by the way, A Perfect Circle, Maynard James Keenan's(Tool) new band, kicks a lot of ass. Check them out! Lata All... E-Doc IvI@$$ GI\I0iI)?
Name: scott
Reviewing: Adrenaline

there are only two words to describe the deftones first album adrenaline... PURE GENIUS! this is by far the best album ever made. it has everything you need in an album; emotion, intensity, and feeling. the first time i ever heard this, i was in eighth grade(i'm 19 now), and i was baffled. "bored" just simply blew me away, i had to keep listening. since that day they have been my favorite band, and always will be. my favorite songs off this album are, well, all of them. they all just go together like one big storyline. one song that i listen to though that puts a knot in my stomach every time i listen to it is "fireal". that song just moves me in ways that i didn't know were possible. deftones forever!
p.s. limp dick can take their nookie and SHOVE IT up their ass!
Name: Arthur
Reviewing: Around the Fur

Deftones, I believe, are the most passionate and emotional heavy band out there and Around the Fur proves that. The 1st song, My Own Summer, is just an amazing song, the dynamics are just up and down. As with the whole album. Mascara is just one of the most passionate songs the deftones have come up with, along with Be Quiet and Drive, Dai the Flu, and MX. Songs like Lotion and Around the Fur show Chino's more furious side, not to mention Rickets, which is the song I play when I'm really fuckin' pissed. The best freakin' album, it's everything, heavy, mellow, passionate, emotional, loud, just an unvelievable album!
Name: E-Doc
Reviewing: Adrenaline

I personally think that the Deftones are one of the best bands out there right now. Their first studio album, Adrenaline, can prove that in every way possible. From the moment the strings start blaring on "Bored", you know you're in for a treat, both musically and lyrically. Lead singer Chino Moreno's voice towers over the guitar and drum riffs throughout the whole album with a voice that is both sincere and angry. Songs such as "Minus Blindfold", "Birthmark", and "Fireal" are examples of the emotional aspect that is brought to this Deftones album. Anger is expressed through such songs as "Engine No.9" and "7 Words". One of my facorite points of the album is the secret song "Fist" that can almost make a man cry. Chino's voice proclaims "I will be with you, I will...I'm so tired and SICK." Overall, Adrenaline is a perfect album for almost any mood that you might be in. I give it a 9 out of 10.
Name: Jason
Reviewing: Adrenaline

I remember when I never knew who The Deftones where. My friend comes over and has this CD in his hand. He tosses it in to my player and turns it to track number 7, and immeditaly I fell in love. I quickly ask him who this is, and he replys, "The Deftones." The album is Adrenaline. I remember we were going to the mall, so I bought the CD. I've never done that before, buy an album after hearing only half of a track and on the same day of hearing it for the first time. Day after day I had Adrenaline on repeat, I would listen to it every second, at school, home, car. EVERYWHERE. Now that I'm done with the intro on to the CD itself.....ok... One word sums up Adrenaline, MASTERPIECE! Moody, intense, full of feelings, it has it all. Chino's moody singing and lingering vocals, sets an incredible mood. It puts me in such an aditude that I can't explain it, it will move you. Abe's random and almost nonstop fills on his drums. He is my favorite drummer, he has influenced me ever since I picked my first pair of sticks. Chi's bass playing adds to the mood on ever song. Steph's heavy yet bright riffs complete the masterpiece. My idleization of The Deftones has grown so much over the few years. All due to a friend, an incredible album, and a band called The Deftones.
Name: ?
Reviewing: Adrenaline

The year was '96 and the track was "Bored". I was half passed out in the back seat of my friend's car when he threw the Deftones in his system. Damn! How come I never heard this earlier? I couldn't even think straight. I was so drunk. I stuttered to ask what I was listening to and when he told me I tried with all my might to remember "deftones". He dropped me off at my house where I fell the f*ck out on my bed. Next day, hardly remembering shit, I saw that same friend. This time he was listening to "Birthmark". I was like "damn, you got good taste...who is this?" He replied with the same as last night. I couldnt remember why it sounded so familiar. He played me the rest of the album and my little head was bobbin' up and down all afternoon. I made him let me borrow the CD so I could go home and "study" the lyrics. Chino's voice is fuckin awesome. The way it can sound so soft and soothing one minute and then it grabs you and shakes you around. Not to mention Abe, Steph, and Chi can f*ckin' play! Those fat ass riffs and lap tappin' beats. I couldn't stop listening to the CD. It was like I completely forgot about my other music. I was stuck. Of course I went out that very next weekend and got my own copy of ADRENALINE. And that's exactly what it is...adrenaline. Deftones were like a drug in my vein.
Name: Kino or the artist formerly known as Chi Chi Ewert
Reviewing: Around the Fur

This by far one of the best cd's I've ever purchased. The lyrical dynamics are amazing. The thundering trapwork also makes the music more dynamic and expessive. The utter simplicity of the bass and guitar parts on songs like "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" make the album, because it shows the guitar doesn't have to be at the fore front of a heavy rock album. The clear highlight of this album is the secret song "Damone". The dynamic vocals blow you away. But when I wanna kick some ass, I simply listen to "Headup", their most aggressive song ever. Other highlights are "Dai the flu" and "Lotion" which combine the best of their musical talents. The thing about it is the originality, which sounds nothing like any other band they've ever been compared to (KoRn, Tool). This is a big step from "Adrenaline", which makes it amazing how a band can change like this and not make a really shitty record(Limp Bizkit Significant Other is what I'm hittin' on). Peace out.