Deftones
Adrenaline


4.5
superb

Review

by Maniac!s Main. (Broba Feiticeira) USER (6 Reviews)
July 22nd, 2010 | 886 replies | 17,589 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: even Enrique was an angsty teenager once.

26 of 28 thought this review was well written

It's 1995. You, an angst ridden teenager are looking for something new. Nirvana was good, but you need something angrier. Korn's s/t did a good job at first. But you need more. You need something else with equal, or even more intensity. You sift through the CD's. Almost disgusted by some of them. But something crosses your eye, you see this pink thing. You have no idea what the f*ck it is (an aspirator), but it intrigues you. Looking closer: Deftones – Adrenaline, you've never heard of them but after looking at the back of the CD, with song names like Bored, One Weak and Nosebleed you almost immediately purchase it. After tearing off the plastic and throwing the disc in your portable CD player that b*tch mom of yours bought you, the album begins...

Chu-chu-chu-chuggggg Hear me spit on you, wither I, remold into gold, and bury I from.... sun.. and BAM, you're hit by Stephen Carpenter's hard hitting riffs in the album opener Bored. You have no clue what Chino is talking about with the abstractness of the lyrics sometimes, but for some reason you know exactly what he means. And the angry howls I GET BOOORRRREEDDD makes it all the better. Then Minus Blindfold comes on and you immediately get hooked again by the frantic, heavy riffs and pounding drums. As the song opens you immediately think of your dad, that asshole. And start to get more and more mad. You punch the brick wall to your left. It hurt like a bitch but you don't regret it. By now, you've realized you're in for a very heavy, very angry ride. As Root rolls around you find yourself resisting the urge to break something as you walk back to the prison you call a “home”. Halfway through the album, you have yet to find a bad song. While all the songs may sound a bit samey, you don't notice. You're too busy resisting the urge to sing along trying to keep your cool. Being the heaviest album your young ears have heard, it is obviously quite an experience.

By 7 Words you can't resist, you chant along SUCK,SUCK,SUCK,SUCK,SUCK in an almost tribal chant as people look at you like you're f*cking crazy. But you don't care, all that matters to you is to listen to this more and more, and send many a fanmail to the band pleading for them to come to your small, sh*tty hometown. Everything about the band is tight, from Stephen Carpenter's guitars to Abe Cunningham's drums. Even Chi Cheng's bass sticks out, where most albums you've owned it is almost inaudible. But easily your favorite part is Chino Moreno's vocals. Whether it be his crooning in the majority of the verses, or his haunting screams in the chorus'. It is easily the most memorable part of the album. When Engine No. 9 comes on you're walking in the door. Your father is home, you can't fathom dealing with him so you go straight to your room. He comes in screaming at you for some bullsh*t reason you don't care to hear. He rips off your headphones and that's the last straw. You pop his old ass right in the mouth sending him flying back. He doesn't strike back. He just looks at you and in almost a whisper says “Get out of my house...” You respond “gladly..” and walk out. Your mother asking what happened before you slam the door in her face, get on your bike and ride.

You've got nowhere to go. But anywhere else is better then there. After going about a mile Fireal is coming to an end, you almost start to feel bad about what you did. You almost miss home. It's only been 4 minutes and you already want to go back. But you don't want to give them the satisfaction. The album is over, or so you thought. The surreal secret song Fist comes on. You're laying on a grassy hill now. Thinking about the album and what all had gone down today. You got kicked out of the house, and fell in love with a new band and album. Just another day. You close your eyes and slowly drift away. Oblivious to the world around you.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Here it is.

I'd like to shout out to Enrique for the summary.

shindip
July 22nd 2010



3536 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

something about the album cover disturbs me

bailar11
July 22nd 2010



2433 Comments


gracias. excellent review. pos as promised.

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

much love

Emim
July 22nd 2010



26498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The aspirator is used to clear out babies noses and throats of mucus when they're born, cause I know you all wanted to know that. It also looks like it would be used for artificial insemination...


Good review, bro. Pos'd

Emim
July 22nd 2010



26498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

FUCK YOU, STAFF REVIEWER!!!

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks man. and i knew that haha, just didnt know what it was called. and goddammit. do i really have to wait till some fucking mod wakes up to delete that?

bailar11
July 22nd 2010



2433 Comments


aussie mods should be on this. damn aussies.

Jakeitwasaghost
July 22nd 2010



767 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Short, and a little underdeveloped in some points, but I like you. Therefore, pos'd.

Staffreviewer is a fucking faggot?

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its over.... its finally over... and thx for the pos'

bailar11
July 22nd 2010



2433 Comments


my god.. i can breathe again. sputnik was in shambles for a bit.

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's over.... god i hope its over

bailar11
July 22nd 2010



2433 Comments


dont speak too soon. he could always make a new account.

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

*shudders* im always ready to change my list title back

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awww. they deleted our lists.

Dryden
July 22nd 2010



12928 Comments


uh oh

bailar11
July 22nd 2010



2433 Comments


yeah they just saw. shame kinda. spuntik had to take refuge in them.

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i know. those were the only good memories from that awful experiece.

bailar11
July 22nd 2010



2433 Comments


gonna have flashbacks now. like the 'nam vets, but with more feces.

Counterfeit
July 22nd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just be glad u didnt see all of it..



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