Diamond Eyes In 2008, while this metal act was working on its sixth full-length, a car crash put bassist Chi Cheng in a coma. (He remains in… Diamond Eyes In 2008, while this metal act was working on its sixth full-length, a car crash put bassist Chi Cheng in a coma. (He remains in… 2010-05-04 Deftones Rock
Music Review

Diamond Eyes (2010)

Deftones | RISK The Deftones quieter numbers show off the band's subtleties
RISK The Deftones quieter numbers show off the band's subtleties
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 04, 2010; Lead Performance: Deftones; Genre: Rock

In 2008, while this metal act was working on its sixth full-length, a car crash put bassist Chi Cheng in a coma. (He remains in a minimally conscious state.) His bandmates sidelined those sessions and recorded this new album, Diamond Eyes, without him. The first third feels like primal-scream therapy, with frontman Chino Moreno howling himself even rawer than usual. More original are the quieter numbers that show off Deftones' subtleties. B

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Originally posted Apr 28, 2010 Published in issue #1101 May 07, 2010 Order article reprints