Album Review: Deftones – Ohms

In his book Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, Carl Wilson puts forth the idea that perhaps no historically detested sect of popular music is beyond postmortem redemption. Metal, disco, emo—all looked down upon during their respective peaks in popularity by cultural tastemakers, only to be retroactively saved once the dust settled and the commercial machine had moved on to the next fad. The past few years have seen nu-metal, maybe the most detested of the detested sects, start to receive this treatment thanks to the particular arty bands of the genre; chiefly, Deftones.

Album Review: Deftones – Gore

By Sam Tornow, Editorial Director [Reprise; 2016] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Prayers/Triangles,” “Geometric Headdress,” “Gore” There aren’t many bands around these days like Deftones. The art of guitar-centered pieces, coupled with hammering bass lines and thunderous drums seems to have gone out of style. Luckily though, the band has been on a hot streak these past…