on June 9, 2010
This is a must for anyone who liked Saturday Night Wrist. This is Deftones at the peak of their game. Diamond Eyes delivers such a plethora of raw emotion and mood, with enough polished details that it gets better with time. In my opinion Deftones is one of the few bands left that can actually come up with strikingly original and powerful material. Anyone who has an appreciation for Chino Moreno's vocals need not be reminded what a resonance and depth of effect his vocal cords can produce. Once again, they have surpassed themselves.
on April 1, 2010
I've only given it one listen so far, but it was immediately clear that this is their best album since White Pony. The songs aren't as distinct from each other as on White Pony(at least not on first listen) but they're not all the same either. They definitely stuck in my head. A very strong return for the Deftones. Still curious about Eros though.