New blog feature! Every Monday we'll highlight a new or interesting album in the shop!
This week: Deftones Diamond Eyes (Limited Edition White Vinyl)
This album has been hailed by some metal authorities as the best metal album of the year. The Quietus says, "Album of the year? I don't know, but it's better than getting piss on your leg!"
This album comes out three years after the bands' last release. During that time, bassist Chi Cheng was in s serious car accident that left him in a coma. While he recovered, the band did studio work with Sergio Vega (Quicksand) filling in. These sessions evolved into Diamond Eyes.
Vocalist Chino Moreno on the album:
"The songs recorded for Eros are very special to us as they are the latest with Chi (and we certainly hope not the last); they have history and significant meaning to us. However, as we neared completion on Eros, we realized that this record doesn’t best encompass and represent who we are currently as people and as musicians. And although those songs will see the light of day at some point, we collectively made the decision that we needed to take a new approach, and with Chi’s condition heavy on our minds while doing so. We needed to return to the studio to do what we felt was right artistically. Our inspiration and unity as a band is stronger than it has ever been before and we needed to channel that energy into our music, and deliver to our fans what you rightly deserve: the best Deftones record that we can make."
Best metal album of the year?