Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CD Review: Deftones Return With "Diamond Eyes"

The album "Diamond Eyes" is the first new Deftones album in over 4 years. It features Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega filling-in for Chi Cheng who was injured in a car accident back in November 2008. It was released back in May on Reprise Records.

After 20 years and six albums, the band shows no signs of slowing down. The Deftones brutal force is felt in the songs "Royal" and "Cmnd/Ctrl" with lead singer Chino Moreno screaming the vocals. The albums' two singles "Diamond Eyes" and "Rocket Skates" displays the true vision and strength behind this band. "You've Seen The Butcher" is a slow-rocker built around Moreno's guitar riff. The songs "Beauty School," "Prince," and "976-Evil" strip-away the metal image to reveal a more alternative rock-friendly sound.

The Deftones' energy and commitment to their music is felt throughout the album with some of the groups strongest songs. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard albums chart and is expected to be one of the band's biggest selling albums to date. Look for the Deftones to join Alice In Chains on the BlackDiamondSkye Tour in September. For tour dates and album info, please visit deftones.com.

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