STREAM THE ENTIRE RECORD HERE.
"Koi No Yokan" is Japanese for the sensation of knowing you'll fall in love with a person you just met. It's also the title of the new Deftones record! HELL YEAH! This band has been holding it down since 1988 and they're still going strong. This will is their seventh full-length studio album. "Koi No Yokan" is due to hit stores everywhere on November 13th. As to be expected, they have been releasing singles but today they gave it up with an album stream! And luckily it's my day off, so I'm blasting Deftones so loud my neighbors are headbanging! ...And I'm writing a review of the goods.
The musical unit behind Deftones is tight as ever. Chris Moreno leads the march with massive, soaring vocals. His unique vocal style is impressive to say the least. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter really brought a solid effort. These songs are incredibly well thought out. The awesome Abe Cunningham lays in sweet grooves and driving beats behind the kit while new addition Sergio Vega follows suit with the rumble from down under like a pro. Groovy dudes, and I'm not talking hippies. You also have Frank Delgado backing everything with the moving soundscapes and great keyboard work as an undercurrent to the music.
I really don't have anything negative to say about "Koi No Yokan". It's a solid effort from beginning to end, displaying serious attention to detail, tone, and atmosphere. Pure intellectual ear candy. And the chances are the more you listen to it, the more you'll enjoy it. If you aren't already listening to the stream, here it is. And if you like it as much as we do, be sure to go buy the record when it comes out November 13th! Support great music!
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