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  1. Ponte's Avatar
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    May 18, 2010, 1:24 PM - Deftones - Diamond Eyes #1

    So for any of you metal-heads out here, have you picked up the Deftones' latest album "Diamond Eyes"? Deftones are my all time favorite band, and after a few years of sub-par albums (Self-Titled, Saturday Night Wrist) they're back with probably one of their best albums yet.

    So for any of you that picked it up, let me know what you think.
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    May 18, 2010, 2:42 PM - Re: Deftones - Diamond Eyes #2

    compare it to white pony
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    May 19, 2010, 10:00 AM - Re: Deftones - Diamond Eyes #3

    If there's any album of theirs that could possibly beat out White Pony, its this one. The thing is, they have a lot of songs on here that are throwbacks to Adrenaline and Around the Fur. Plus, for any of you guitarists out there, Stephen Carpenter is using his custom 8 string Baritone guitar dropped down to F#...very brutal.
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    May 20, 2010, 10:17 PM - Re: Deftones - Diamond Eyes #4

    I'm diggin' it so far... but I really liked Saturday Night Wrist, though. Diamond Eyes isn't as diverse. it's a lot slower, more melodic. Almost reminds me of newer ISIS stuff. Someone told me they thought it was a return to form like Around The Fur or Adrenaline, and I was like "Nooo...."

    But it's weird not having Chi in the band. I was kinda wishing he'd be better enough to start playing again but it seems his road to recovery is still a long journey. At least they got Sergio Vega from Quicksand to fill the spot. I saw them open for Deftones in '98 and then he played bass while Chi was out with a broken foot in '99 so he's really the perfect replacement.

    And Quicksand rips BTW. Check out both of their albums, Slip and Manic Compression.
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    May 20, 2010, 10:21 PM - Re: Deftones - Diamond Eyes #5

    If its not as hard as the first two I'll continue to be dissappointed. Loved Deftones until after White Pony. I haven't listened to the new one yet. Here's to hoping the insanity returns after multiple soft albums.
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    May 21, 2010, 3:34 AM - Re: Deftones - Diamond Eyes #6

    Quote 22ssplt said: View Post
    If its not as hard as the first two I'll continue to be dissappointed. Loved Deftones until after White Pony. I haven't listened to the new one yet. Here's to hoping the insanity returns after multiple soft albums.
    The later half of the album is definitely a lot softer, but if you're looking for the "harder" songs off of Diamond Eyes, give Cmnd/Ctrl, Rocket Skates, Royal, and Prince a try.

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