Deftones
Koi No Yokan


5.0
classic

Review

by someguest USER (24 Reviews)
November 14th, 2012 | 94 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Love.

Hello Deftones, the ever-changing one. Consistent quality is always your priority, but it has never kept you stagnant. The only thing that remains the same is you're still infatuated with love. Hell, you're beyond infatuated. You have it, and you treasure it, but you want more. It's the quiet downtime, the late night drive home, the feeling of her hand in yours - oh, her. She's the reason you've continued to put out new material every couple of years. The reason you press forward and continue to change sonically even as your dear friend remains hospitalized. And she's also the reason you're one of the most accessible, popular, rewarding, and constantly moving bands in the industry.

It's easy to see that love controls you. Chino - you make it the most obvious. Your vocal delivery could cause almost anyone to swoon, creating dream sequences which guide the listener through passages which are nothing less than ecstatic. You scream and cuss occasionally, but this only helps the strength of your love as it solidifies and makes clear the importance of your relationship. And the rest of the band completes the picture of this love. Yes, you guys play 'alternative metal', and you're pretty dissonant at times - but you're never angry. You can't be angry. Your sound is only violent because these feelings are so overpowering. The electric guitar is the ring around her finger, and the bass and keyboards are the commitment. The ring is the first thing everyone notices, but once they get to know you they see it doesn't matter nearly as much as the general atmosphere and feeling of just being there for one another.

And at this point in time it looks like your evolution and happiness will continue into the future. Why wouldn't it? You have everything going for you. And even though you've been together for nearly twenty-five years, you still find ways to keep your love fresh. Don't worry, we notice it too. Regardless of what anyone says, we can't help but adore your wonderful relationship.

Koi No Yokan.



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someguest
November 14th 2012


21377 Comments


Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The knowledge one has that he/she is going to fall in love with another person. This differs from the idea of “love at first sight” in that it does not imply that the feeling of love exists, rather it refers to the knowledge that a future love is inevitable.


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someguest
November 14th 2012


21377 Comments


This review more encompasses their career, but whatever. They deserve a career review, and I wanted to write something 'fruity'. And thank you.

iswimfast
November 14th 2012


1346 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Obviously the best review for this yet.

Minus.
November 14th 2012


2680 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Excellent truthful review.

Calc
November 14th 2012


12363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Hello Deftones, the ever-changing one. Consistency is always your priority"

wait what?

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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 14th 2012


16125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Koi No Yokan - ah glad u translated it i was wondering if mean eggs with no yolk or something

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 14th 2012


21799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

wait what?


guessing he means that their sound is always changing but theyre consistently good with each sound

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someguest
November 14th 2012


21377 Comments


wait what?


I'll add quality after consistency. Thanks.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 14th 2012


24090 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Lol I usually like when your reviews use this approach, but not this time. I still can't figure out what this sounds like/if I might like it. Decent effort I suppose, but neg from me. Sorry.

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Calc
November 14th 2012


12363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that'd make sense but then he wrote...

"but it has never kept you stagnant"

w/e its not a big deal i'll just read that weird forever

someguest
November 14th 2012


21377 Comments


Is it better now?

Damn, Aids isn't a fan. Ha.

SlMBOLlC
November 14th 2012


5296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck 11 reviews already

someguest
November 14th 2012


21377 Comments


fuck 11 reviews already


I almost always write on impulse.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2012


3500 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This actually is a nice, true read, more interesting than most of the myriad reviews submitted and about to be submitted for this. Pos.

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Maniac!
November 14th 2012


26257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

WHAT IS LOVE





bby dnt hrt me

Inveigh
November 14th 2012


25194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

11 reviews








and still no dfelon

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CaptainDooRight
November 14th 2012


30334 Comments


dfelon > decathalon

FrozenVain
November 14th 2012


2482 Comments


Silly-Billy review.

Youtellme
November 14th 2012


1351 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

WE.WANT.GREEEEEER

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2012


10382 Comments

Album Rating: 3.9 | Sound Off

I really like this review.

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