White Ponyby Deftones
Over the past half-decade or so, the Deftones have developed from a run-of-the-mill thrash hybrid into an inexorable force of sorts -- thanks in large part to the charisma, smarts, and energy of front man Chino Mariano, who comes across as a bilingual composite of Korn's Jonathan Davis and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan. He's more melody-driven than most of his peers, a trait he flaunts on "Change (in the House of Flies)" and "Passenger" (which features a cameo from Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle). The Sacramento combo broaden their palette significantly on WHITE PONY, their third full-length outing, fully incorporating DJ Delgado into the mix of songs and freeing guitarist Stephen Carpenter to explore more far-reaching riffage, as on the tropical stomp "Feiticiera" and the ultra-tense "Knife Party." Mariano, as ever, is pissed off at just about everything and everyone -- as evidenced by the seething "RX Queen" -- but you never get the feeling that he's interested in exploring ugliness for its own sake. It might be stretching things a bit to call the Deftones a sensitive bunch of guys, but WHITE PONY makes you think there are hearts of gold in there somewhere.
- Release Date:
- Warner Bros Uk
Performance CreditsDeftones Primary Artist
Maynard James Keenan Vocals
Abe Cunningham Drums,Group Member
Stephen Carpenter Strings,Group Member
Chi Cheng Bass,Group Member
Frank Delgado Turntables,Group Member
Chino Moreno Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Technical CreditsTerry Date Producer
Scott Olson Engineer
Ulrich Wild Engineer
DJ Crook Programming
Frank Maddocks Art Direction
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As this bands name says, theys just have the most def tones of any band. serious. their sounds is so mint. like the guitars are heavy. waaaaay bettter than that bands whose singers always wearin that lames red hat (no names heres!!) a must have tapes.
What else can you expect from deftones except the very best music possible?? This CD has the perfect mixture of loud, get up and hit someone, or lay down and get it on music. They're just that good.
When Chino and the rest of the group, know to the world as Deftones, decided to put together an album composed of a calm, cool form of heavy rock. They just might have put together one of the best albums ever composed in the history of mankind. The almost calm sensations of rock is the definition of driving music, which they describe on the album with the help of Tool's head singer Maynard James Keenan. When you witness this phenomenon in concert you might leave saying how the Deftones have a magnificent stage presence, unless you catch them on a night when they happen to be extremely wasted, then you might be convinced otherwise.
The deftones have once again reinvented themselves this time with White Pony. It's a long way from Around the fur and more reminiscent to Adrenaline. Mellower sound but it still rocks.
The Deftones Third Album White Pony does not disappoint. The new stuff is somewhat more melodic but songs like Korea and Elite stuff bring up the heavy end.
They'e done it. A great album that stands on its own. Not a sequel to 'Around the Fur', but different album - the sounds seem finer in detail. The lyrics remain Deftonely evasive in meaning most, if not all the time. Turn up the volume, enjoy the contrasts.
This new album is awesome, each song is great!! Deftones deliver, every song, every album. They continue to put out great music, never straying from their formula and avoiding radio friendly pop-metal (Limp Bizkit) White Pony is a definate must purchase!!!
This Song Rocks!!
I just got turned on to the Deftones by a friend. Yes, you can call me a late bloomer, but ever since I have been turned on to them, let me tell you I AM SOLD. White Pony is excellent. The whole CD is awesome. Every song is good. The vocals are excellent. I am totally sold. Now I want ALL their albums.
They do awesome stuff when it's recorded, but they totally suck live. One of the worst bands I've ever seen live.