Deftones - Diamond Eyes


8 | 212 votes |
Release date: 4 May 2010
Style: Alternative metal

Owners:

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01. Diamond Eyes
02. Royal
03. CMND/CTRL
04. You've Seen The Butcher
05. Beauty School
06. Prince
07. Rocket Skates
08. Sextape
09. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

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Produced by Terry Date.
Engineered by Scott Olson.

Guest review by
WayTooManyCDs
Rating:
9.1
Deftones was dead in the water. At one time they were the coolest band in the underground, releasing the sexually-charged albums Around The Fur and White Pony to increasing acclaim. They appealed to guys who liked heavier forms of metal, they appealed to girls who liked Chino Moreno's clean vocals, and Deftones began reaching a mainstream market that seemed impossible before them. Then...it all ended. Deftones' self-titled release and the experimental Saturday Night Wrist were not well-received; it seemed the band couldn't capture the same magic that made their earlier releases huge successes. After a nearly four-year wait, the new album couldn't simply be good, it couldn't even be great, it needed to be exceptional to convince disenfranchised fans to give the band another shot.

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07.05.2010 - 20:38
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
The first song is horrible... I hated... worst first impression ever...

But the rest of the album is pretty good, nothing different from what we're used to
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08.05.2010 - 13:58
Rating: 8
tricky
I agree...
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10.05.2010 - 01:13
Rating: 6
Slyfang
Written by Uirapuru on 07.05.2010 at 20:38

The first song is horrible... I hated... worst first impression ever...

But the rest of the album is pretty good, nothing different from what we're used to


wtf? what's wrong with the first song? just as good as the rest of the album


anyway i think this album didn't surpass Saturday Night Wrist, but it's good nonetheless
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10.05.2010 - 04:21
Rating: 7
Donnie Darko
Written by Slyfang on 10.05.2010 at 01:13

Written by Uirapuru on 07.05.2010 at 20:38

The first song is horrible... I hated... worst first impression ever...

But the rest of the album is pretty good, nothing different from what we're used to


wtf? what's wrong with the first song? just as good as the rest of the album


anyway i think this album didn't surpass Saturday Night Wrist, but it's good nonetheless



i agree with you "diamond eyes" is a great song pffff
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10.05.2010 - 07:11
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Written by Donnie Darko on 10.05.2010 at 04:21



i agree with you "diamond eyes" is a great song pffff


Well, you give the album a 6 and yet you like the worst song in the album.

It is a typical/common/average/ordinary/habitual alternative (almost)emocore song... no power, no feeling, no memories left after hearing it... not the only bad song in this album, but the worst by far.

I guess the melodic side of Deftones, that used to atmospheric and hypnotizing, with bizarre alternative soundscapes (Deathblow??) is no more to be seen... At least their powerful passages still have some good quality of previous works.
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11.05.2010 - 00:42
Rating: 6
Slyfang
Written by Uirapuru on 10.05.2010 at 07:11


It is a typical/common/average/ordinary/habitual alternative (almost)emocore song... no power, no feeling, no memories left after hearing it... not the only bad song in this album, but the worst by far.



forgive me but what you said here was complete gibberish

i think what you meant to say was that Diamond Eyes is the catchiest song on the album so we all have to dislike it like troo dark music troglodytes and somehow pretend that it has no power or feeling to it..
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11.05.2010 - 04:41
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Written by Slyfang on 11.05.2010 at 00:42

Written by Uirapuru on 10.05.2010 at 07:11


It is a typical/common/average/ordinary/habitual alternative (almost)emocore song... no power, no feeling, no memories left after hearing it... not the only bad song in this album, but the worst by far.



forgive me but what you said here was complete gibberish

i think what you meant to say was that Diamond Eyes is the catchiest song on the album so we all have to dislike it like troo dark music troglodytes and somehow pretend that it has no power or feeling to it..


That's not what I wrote in any possible interpretation...

The ''Diamond Eyes'' song fails in every aspect imo: it fails in being powerful enough to cause an impression, and it even fails on the catchiness appeal (who usually turn out great on Deftones)... simply poor.

...''troo dark troglodytes''... cmon, that is just silly...
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11.05.2010 - 16:19
soadbyob
Account deleted
All right album, not amazing, not horrid, although a bit disappointed, but what can i say, deftones are getting old now...
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11.05.2010 - 16:22
Rating: 6
Dangerboner
:D
The fatter Chino gets, the less I like the Deftones :/
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15.05.2010 - 17:15
Rating: 7
Donnie Darko
Written by Uirapuru on 10.05.2010 at 07:11

Written by Donnie Darko on 10.05.2010 at 04:21



i agree with you "diamond eyes" is a great song pffff


Well, you give the album a 6 and yet you like the worst song in the album.

It is a typical/common/average/ordinary/habitual alternative (almost)emocore song... no power, no feeling, no memories left after hearing it... not the only bad song in this album, but the worst by far.

I guess the melodic side of Deftones, that used to atmospheric and hypnotizing, with bizarre alternative soundscapes (Deathblow??) is no more to be seen... At least their powerful passages still have some good quality of previous works.



I gave this album a 6 because (writing in your terms) i feel this album as a typical/common/average/ordinary/habitual alternative album. Almost nothing new and interesting to listen in general. For me it sounds like a bside album compilation of their previous releases. Its the only album that i dont like so much from them.
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16.05.2010 - 00:48
Rating: 9
Therapy?
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04.06.2010 - 04:21
Rating: 9
ChibiDemigod
Royal is the best for me \m/
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03.07.2010 - 06:21
Rating: 5
I_Die_Often
Liking this a little better than I thought, but not my favorite.
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Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
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03.07.2010 - 15:45
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I am not a huge fan of the Deftones but I had to pick it up. At first listen it sounds a bit like a "heavier" Chevelle, which isn't a bad thing.
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01.08.2010 - 12:11
Rating: 7
Necrodamus
Pretty good album. Deftones, along with System of a Down, are one of the few alternative/nu-metal bands that I can tolerate and enjoy listening to
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10.09.2010 - 22:14
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Well I like it.
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01.11.2010 - 14:03
Rating: 7
BudDa
This album sounds..*gasps* surprisingly good
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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30.12.2010 - 02:13
Rating: 9
Kass
St. Anger
Yeah kinda good album, am in love with this song "Diamond Eyes"
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09.03.2011 - 20:33
Rating: 8
Kooldip
With the exception of 2 tracks (which will remain nameless) i really enjoyed this album and it's a huge improvement from the last one, huuuge improvement lol
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12.03.2011 - 21:38
Rating: 9
godisdead
I thought this was a very good album with some very good tracks it was a lot better then most alt metal for me.
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31.05.2011 - 11:30
lord artan
Not my favorite
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07.12.2011 - 09:11
Rating: 10
Theberzerker
Written by ChibiDemigod on 04.06.2010 at 04:21

Royal is the best for me \m/


NOw Royal becomes one of my favorite songs...!!!!!!!
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13.07.2012 - 17:35
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
This album has such a dynamic atmosphere. The opening title track is short but sweet and 'Rocket Skates' is just mad.
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28.07.2012 - 05:51
Rating: 5
I_Die_Often
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz
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Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
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09.09.2012 - 13:56
Rating: 8
Monolithic
♠♠♠
I don't think it would become a classic album like "White Pony" but it is great.
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02.02.2013 - 06:05
Rating: 10
squidrick420
This is my favorite Deftons album for sure. Some people don't like it too much, but i can't find a flaw in a single song, and I have heard each song more times then i can probably count. I understand that some people do find flaws in it, but as for my take on the album, its perfect.
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18.04.2013 - 14:53
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I actually really like this. Been listening to a lot of Deftones the past few days, which is something I never thought I would do...
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26.05.2013 - 18:06
Rating: 9
infernaldeath87
Just started to dig deeper into this band recently and I finally ordered this album from Amazon. I'm glad I did that because this record is nothing short of spectacular!
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26.05.2013 - 22:24
Metal|Bleed
This is one Deftones' greatest albums, second only to Around the Fur. and imo one of hard rock/metal's greatest releases in the past ten years. Every song on this album is breathtaking. Each song has its own style, emotion, energy and beauty. The tones, amidst adversity and sorrow managed to channel all that was going on in their life and translate it into Diamond Eyes. A remarkable feat and one worthy of the tag "classic". I absolutely love this band. They cant do wrong.
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