Deftones Albums Ranked

Deftones is an American alternative metal band formed in Sacramento, California in 1988. It was formed by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), and Dominic Garcia (bass). During their first five years, the band’s lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined after his departure in 1990; by this time, Chi Cheng was the bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal scene, and are sometimes dubbed by critics as “the Radiohead of metal”. In 2008, while Deftones were working on an album tentatively titled Eros, Cheng was involved in a traffic collision. As a result, he was left in a minimally conscious state until his death in 2013 of cardiac arrest. After Cheng’s accident, Deftones halted production on Eros. Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega, who had filled in as a touring member to replace Cheng, later became his permanent replacement. The band released Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Their latest release, titled Gore, was released in 2016. They have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.[3] A new album, Ohms, will be released on September 25, 2020. Here are all of Deftones albums ranked.

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10. Ohms (2020)

“Fantastic song!! Very reminiscent of the Koi No Yokan/Around The Fur sound, where the guitars engulf, the drums punch, and the vocals soar. It’s a banger. Stephen Carpenter steals the show with his heavy, catchy riffs that feel surprisingly optimistic sounding for the band, but it’s infectious none the less.”

9. B-Sides & Rarities (2005)

“This album is just that. Much like what ‘A Perfect Circle’ did, this album really shows a very different side of the Deftones. The Deftones style is still here, but they really push something different and some personal. From acoustic versions of their previous songs, to songs from other artist that inspire the group. They defiantly play around with sound on this album; from how the songs are recorded, to the instruments they choose to use. Ya, this album in many way is like ‘A Perfect Circle’ “Emotive” album. If you like that album, or if you like Deftones, this is a must have.”

8. Deftones (2003)

“This album is extraordinary. Not only does it have a super great mix of soft and melancholic songs but it contains probably some of their most heavy songs. It is an underrated album to say the least and for what its worth, deserves more acclaim. Starts off with the heavier aggressive songs and gradually gets softer , it sounds like the beginning of a rebellious youth to becoming an adult and looking back.”

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7. Gore (2016)

“Gore is incredible, one of my favorites along with Adrenaline and White pony. My favorite band they are amazing ,love the whole band but Chino is my baby His voice is incredible.It is sensual, wild,raw,and chaotic all at once. It makes me weak, hell, he makes me weak. He’s talented , exotically beautiful, romantic,poetic, shy, vulnerable , charismatic ,and just plain sexy.”

6. Saturday Night Wrist (2006)

“Its hard to choose a favorite song , but one that stands out is ‘Kimdracula’, which i feel would’ve made a better single than ‘Mein’. Either way this album strays from the typical screams in the past albums and is much more ethereal and atmospheric sounding.”

5. Adrenaline (1995)

“The album has a good flow and good feel. The guitar Is insane, the vocals are wicked, and the songwriting is so intricate. Songs like “Minus Blindfold”, “Nosebleed”, and “Root” give the album that raw, awesome feel. “Engine No. 9″ is the heaviest track and is quite original as well, Deftones are very innovative and thought outside the box for their self titled debut.”

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4. Diamond Eyes (2010)

“his record is a time portal to the days when deftones were fresh and alive. I still can’t wrap my head around how good this record is. Its as if they made another Around The Fur with the maturity that they gained and showed us on White Pony. Seriously I never saw this coming, whatever youre expecting this to sound like you’re wrong. Just listen to “Royal” for a taste. I mean, a band’s just not supposed to be able to do make a record this good after a career this long.”

3. Koi No Yokan (2012)

“Every single track on this album is an absolute banger. Can’t recall a single bad song Deftones has released, but this album has some of their greatest. From the cool melodic tone of Entombed, to the chaotically banging riffs of Graphic Nature, to Swerve City, a song you can’t help but head bang to. Every single one is great in it’s own way; a great buy and a great album to get your friends into the band if you’re into that.”

2. Around The Fur (1997)

“The naivety, the innocence, the unrelenting energy, but above all- passion. Rickets is likely the most honest way to sum up the album. “You’re probably right…but this time I don’t wanna listen.” Unknowing that White Pony was around the corner of Around the Fur, this album could have been a pinnacle that so many bands couldn’t even find the path toward.”

1. White Pony (2000)

“A true masterpiece of the new millenium, Deftones White Pony is a must own for any modern day vinyl enthusiast. With White Pony The Deftones elevated their sound with staple tracks like Digital Bath and Change. It’s well known that Teenager was in a way the birthplace of the epic Team Sleep. Listening to the opening and hearing those pops makes me smile every time. Unfortunately the album follows the original release, which means Back To School doesn’t make an appearance.”