Girls telephone Boys”
of an uninteresting Event”
Stephen Carpenter – Guitar
Chino Moreno – Vocals
Cheng – Bass
Delgado – Samples/Keys
Abe Cunningam – Drums
Produced by Terry Date and Deftones
review by Francesco "Hangedpuppy" Casale ____
are back with their self-named album, that follows the “Grammy
winning”one : White Pony.
this very good album they mixed some riffs of “Adrenaline”,
with melodic tempo of “White Pony”, taking some example from
“Change” and “Digital Bath”. Guitar plays alone in a
schizopherinc “Hexagram”, and then explode in a powerful
rhythm that let you move your head up and down (ehehe)...a strange
balance between melody and anger.
Moreno is filled up with emotional embalance...he trys to express his
inner side to the listener, and he makes it in a wonderful way.
“Needles and Pins” we can appreciate the wonderful work of
Abe Cunningam, precise and never invasive....he sets a perfect drum
session, chosing carefully the right sound.
is the video-song.
Morning Beautiful” starts with a collapsed sound, mixing
together a nice and “round” big jam with a dry guitar, heavy and unforgiving when it comes to
One of the most beautiful song is “Lucky You”.
Very nice and “Deftones style” is “Battle-Axe”.
It starts with two notes, then Carpenter explodes with a grind and
monophonic guitar...changing tonality during the main rhyme...where
Chino pulls his melody..then he returns back to the powerful and sad
Deftones, (Deftones infact means Deaf Tones...a kind of silent
In “Anniversary Of An Unteresting Event”
we can listen also piano (?)...in a strange song: calm, slow, really
slow..maybe too much...but it’s really beautiful,i think that it’s
“Moana” closes the whole tracklist
and takes you to the real origin of Deftones...monophonic guitar...a
big drum work
and melodic voice.....sincerely this last song is not my
favourite, except for the massive use of effect in Chino’s voice and
on the guitar..
I can define their
sound ...sad and full of pathos...isn’t powerful...is better:
powerful and slow..you can feel the anger, the sadness,
and you can mix it with music...in a rare experience...this fills
you slowly and deeply with time, song after song....it’s incredible.
They aren’t too simple to listen, cause Chino divide the rhyme in various pieces...linked by his voice like and endless melody.
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