Coming together in 1988 as mere high school students, Deftones (Chino Moreno/Vocals; Stephen Carpenter/Strings;ChiCheng/Bass; Abe Cunningham/Drums; Frank Delgado/Turntables,Keys) have been a thunderous reminder for over adecadethat popular music has not been dried out completely.
Masterfully intertwining heavy guitar riffs, whisper-to-scream vocals, and a pounding rhythm section with textural soundeffects andkeyboards, Deftones' sound is unique and fresh, constantly expanding amongst the stagnant world of their peers.
Credited with the founding of a dynamic soft-to-loud songwriting style and the ushering in of a new wave of music with1995'sAdrenaline, Deftones have pushed forward the sound barrier on all subsequent releases, Around The Fur (1997), WhitePony(2000), Deftones (2003), Saturday Night Wrist (2006) and Diamond Eyes (2010). On all releases, Deftones manage toput themood and atmosphere before thebrutality, an intelligent form of head-banging.
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