I hate it when people compare Deftones to Korn, Limp Bizkit, or any other nu-metal band out there. In fact, I hate the fact that people label music and the labels they give can come across as 'cool' or 'uncool' at any given time. The truth is, Deftones do their own thing. They do what they want, and don't compromise for anyone- which is what makes this cd so awesome. It's what makes the band themselves awesome. I've come across many people who love the Deftones, many who hate them, and many who think they're 'alright'. I guess you have to make your own mind up, but for me, the Deftones rule.
If you love heavy yet melodic rock music which is aggressive and violent but at the same time ethereal and soothing, then this is for you. Hell, if you like this sort of music, you should own this album already! Classic stuff. My fav song on here is Be Quiet and Drive, and yes, I know that's a cliche, but words can't actually do justice to how good this song is. My Own Summer also kicks serious ass- it was the first song I heard of them, and I haven't looked back. All the songs on here will rock you. Even Damone, which is hidden right at the end of MX, is worth fastforwarding to (and that is saying something given that you have to hold down the button for at least 2-3 minutes solid!)
All I can say is, you can find yourself in three categories of emotion towards Deftones: Love, Hate or Tolerance- but if you know what is good for you, you will buy this album NOW and love it for the duration of your rock loving life!