Saturday Night Wrist (2006) Saturday Night Wrist boasts some of the Deftones' best out-and-out metal tunes to date; "Rats!Rats!Rats!" in particular is every bit as urgent and unsettling as… 2006-10-31 Deftones Rock
Music Review

Saturday Night Wrist (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Lead Performance: Deftones; Genre: Rock

Saturday Night Wrist boasts some of the Deftones' best out-and-out metal tunes to date; ''Rats!Rats!Rats!'' in particular is every bit as urgent and unsettling as its title implies. On the handful of tracks where the quintet indulges its experimental streak, however, the results are more mixed. Sparse electro-funk number ''Pink Cellphone'' is impressive — and impressively rude — but jammy instrumental ''u,u,d,d,l,r,l,r,a,b,selct, start'' sounds like people just noodling around while they wait for their singer to arrive.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints