Koi No Yokan is Deftones coming to terms with their own strengths, taking everything that’s gone before, then refining and polishing it to an impossible sheen.
I am floored by how good this sounds. I had no idea where they could go after Diamond Eyes, but it's incredible. On constant rotation now.
Think Romantic Dreams is an average track and Graphic Nature and Gauze are actually quite poor - the opening riff has a St Anger-esque tone to it. However the rest of the album, especially Leathers and Goon Squad, is huge.
Straight to the point, no waffling, no trying to be too clever, actually talks about the music(!)... great job. Oh, and this is my album of the year. Totally disagree about Gauze - think it might be my favourite track and possibly their best since Minerva. Staggeringly good imo.
fab review. makes me want to check out Diamond Eyes as well now
This my new favourite album. Definitely up there with White Pony and Diamond Eyes.
That's three in a row now (we don't talk about pink cellphone)!
Rock band of the last ten years?