Sunday, January 6, 2013

CD Review: The Deftones Rock Harder Than Ever On "Koi No Yokan"

From Sacramento, CA comes the alternative metal band, Deftones with a new album entitled “Koi No Yokan,” which means “Premonition of Love.” It is the band’s seventh studio album and the second album not to feature long-time bassist Chi Cheng, who is still recovering from a near-fatal car accident.

The album features a harder sound then their last album, 2010’s “Diamond Eyes.” The first four songs on the album hit you like a blast of adrenaline as the band motors through the singles “Swerve City” and “Leathers.” The Deftones experiment with their sound on “Entombed,” which just slows down the album to the point of almost not recovering back to its hard metal sound. Then the one, two punch of “Tempest” and “Goon Squad” put the energy back into the songs. The album closes with the band trying to expand their sound on “What Happened To You?”

The album was released back in November where it hit #11 on the Billboard Album charts. The Deftones will begin their tour in February over in Europe before heading to Australia in May. To keep up with all that happening with the band and for more information on their new album, please visit

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