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Deftones proves there is still more left in the tank with 'Ohms'

By Brandon Carson

If there is any band to come out of the late 90s/early 2000s nu-metal days that can still make a quality record, it is Deftones. While Papa Roach and the like were topping radio charts with singles like “Last Resort,” Deftones decided to take themselves away from the scene and experiment with new sounds. While 1997’s sophomore effort Around the Fur is a nu-metal classic, it was not until White Pony in 2000 where Deftones fully came into their own. They decided to add new elements of shoegaze and electronic drones to their sound. White Pony paved the way for metal bands to experiment and proved that nu-metal bands can evolve their sound. Which is exactly what they have done with every release since.

Ohms is the band's ninth album, coming out 20 years after White Pony. While every Deftones album (including Ohms) has evolved their sound in a new direction, Ohms feels like a callback to what makes them great. The record is drenched in atmosphere and groove, maintaining a great flow with a set of ten undeniably strong songs.

Musicians first

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Strongest songwriting since Diamond Eyes

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“We slip down beneath and/Jesus Christ, you watch us fail/We raise our glasses and drink in hell," sings Moreno on “Pompeii.”
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Terry Date returns as producer

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