In their continued exploration of the intersection of heaviness and harmony, Koi No Yokan finds the band returning with a warm, dreamy sound that feels more like heavy dream pop or shoegaze than light metal. Always finding new ways to use old tools, the driving sounds on the album feel more like they're meant to envelop the listener than enrage them, with a sonic gulf -- created by Chino Moreno 's soaring vocals and Stephen Carpenter 's shuddering, extended scale riffs -- so large and inviting, it feels like the only option is to dive in and explore its depths.
This kind of push and pull between driving and drifting elements makes the album one that's best experienced by simply letting go and drifting wherever its currents take you.
This allows you to fully appreciate the beautiful dynamic between songs like "Poltergeist" and "Entombed," which feel like a bomb and the resulting fallout, respectively, with the pummeling, bottom-end assault offered by the former giving way to the more open and melodic approach of the latter.
Romantic Dreams. Album Rating: 5. Album Rating: 2. Digging: Gazpacho - Fireworker. I have a feeling lol it'll top many year-end lists. Not so sure it'll top mine though. I didnt think it was much of a good closer when I first heard it but now I think its one of their best although its still got nothing on Pink Maggit.
Pink Maggit is their best closer. There's no contest. Deftones Koi No Yokan 4. Review Summary: A remarkably consistent effort from the band that triumphs without altering its style. Rank: 75 for Out of all nu-metal bands that went platinum in the late s, Deftones are truly unique.
While the trend they were clearly a part of was hardly long-lasting with many popular acts disbanding quickly or releasing subpar records that could only appeal to their hardcore fans, the Sacramento outfit have remained relevant since pivotal Around The Fur.
The following disc White Pony took their style to the new level integrating notable ethereal qualities into the band's endearing, if basic brand of alternative metal. Their music was still based on sharp, down-tuned riffs of Stephen Carpenter and outstanding vocal skills of Chino Moreno, yet the layers of haunting atmosphere on many tracks coupled with masterful songwriting resulted in their magnum opus.
Even though their three subsequent releases were great in their own right drifting either in relentless heaviness or a dreamier, more shoegaze-inspired territory, the quintet's elusively titled new record Koi No Yokan is certainly the closest they've ever been to recapturing the magic of formidable White Pony. Similarly, the seventh Deftones album may not be instantly alluring, yet it easily ranks among the band's very best work. It's this juxtaposition of light and heavy that makes the album truly stand out in Deftones' impressive discography.
With Koi No Yokan, Deftones successfully juggle textures of alternative metal, space rock, dream pop and ambient, and deliver a haunting and cohesive seventh LP. With its clean-cut, slick production, each track is conjoined into a thick blanket of mesmerising brutality and beauty.
The paunchy atmospherics injected into the furious metal sparks make this album a truly rewarding listen, and while there are no bad tracks persay, even the structurally lacking songs like Graphic Nature and What Happened to You contain some gorgeous sections.
Is the album better than White Pony? That doesn't really matter, as Koi No Yokan is a majestic and scintillating seventh LP from a band that shows no signs of aging. Slowdive Pygmalion. My Bloody Valentine Loveless. Bowery Electric Beat. Green Day Insomniac. Diamond Eyes. Saturday Night Wrist. Deftones White Pony. On Music Lists. Add a Comment. Flashmobba January 7th Comments.
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