As the band’s first album in two years, it goes without saying that Deftones‘ Koi No Yokan is one of the records we’ve been most looking forward to this year at the Prefix offices. The Sacramento rockers have already blessed us with two incredible tracks—”Leathers” and “Tempest“—but today we can get our eager ears round the full 11-song selection. We could ramble on for days about how orgasmic the riffs are or how much Chino Moreno sounds like God, but we’ll let the man himself do the talking, per Billboard:
It’s not a super fast or slow record. It’s very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that’s a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.
Koi No Yokan releases Nov. 13 via Reprise Records. Enjoy the full stream via Rolling Stone.