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Diamond Eyes (Deluxe) [Explicit]

3 May 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 April 2010
  • Release Date: 23 April 2010
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2010 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 49:07
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B003IOVDI8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,889 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David Redfearn on 22 April 2010
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I've been a long time Deftones fan, but I was not a huge fan of Saturday Night Wrist, I thought it was okay but probably their weakest album. I guess then that I had some reservations about this their next album. I shouldn't have worried, Diamond Eyes is stunningly good. Track 2, "Royal" is raw and visceral and ends with Chino literally screaming as a driving heavy guitar plays out - its a shiver down the spine moment and the stand out track for me - an instant classic. There are many highlights but I think you need to find these out for yourself.
Deftones have always been an acquired taste, the tracks on here are a diverse mix of grace and ambience one moment followed by raw power and force on another. If you fall in to either camp and aren't prepared to embrace both you won't get it - if you are already a Deftones fan you will love it, if you fancy trying something different I think you will soon be converted.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By BerkSonics on 26 May 2010
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Although I have long been fanatical about this band, I will always admit their faults. For me, self-titled was a record on which they sounded well and truly stuck in a rut. It was plodding, lacking urgency and inspiration. Saturday Night Wrist was more promising but wildly inconsistent. It contains some of their best work - Combat and Rapture stand among their best songs for me - but also some of their most insipid - Xerces, Pink Cellphone, Mein. All the songs in between such as Cherry Waves and Beware, although decent, failed to really stick in my conciousmess for too long. That record was very much the victim of the fractured nature of its own recording.

I worried about Eros as it seemed they were getting bogged down in creating a masterpiece, but as we all know fate tragically intervened. The band was floored by Chi's accident and Eros was indefinitely shelved.

All of which makes Diamond Eyes one of the unexpected triumphs of recent years. Throwing off the shackles of grief and getting back to what they did best on ATF and WP, all with a renewed sense of purpose and energy...well, I can think of no better tribute to their stricken compadre.

The record opens with the title track, which I actually didn't really like at first. It sticks in your head after time though and I now think its the perfect way to kick off the record. It's positive, upbeat, uplifting. Life-affirming. Which is a recurrent theme throughout.

Next up is Royal which, just like Rapture does on SNW, throws you off kilter after a melodic opener in brutal brilliant fashion. Deftones at their powerful best.

CMD/CTRL almost reverts to the hip-hop stylings of Back to School. This one draws you in with its persistent chug and thud.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonny on 21 Oct 2012
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This is a Deftones shorn of the excess fat that plagued some of their previous albums. This is a lean, hungry Deftones. This is Deftones at their best.

All of the songs on here are compact and tight, coming and going in fairly short order but leaving a very lasting impression in almost every case. The melodies are carried primarily by Chino's vocals, and by the occasional keyboards. The guitars here function almost as percussion instruments, providing little in the way of melody but plenty of meaty, slamming rhythm. Check out the staccato assault during the verses of the title track, or the bruising grooves of "CMND/CTRL", or the brilliantly slithering chops of "You've Seen The Butcher" for an idea of what I mean.

This tops White Pony, which is saying rather a lot. This really is Deftones firing on all cylinders. But excitingly enough, what I've heard from their new album (released November) suggests that Chino and crew will be continuing this creative streak, and possibly even surpassing what they achieved with this remarkable disc.

So until November, and Koi No Yokan, Diamond Eyes remains the crowning achievement in Deftones' impressive career. Buy it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wood on 10 April 2010
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As if any of them aren't?

I've seriously listened to this thing (since I downloaded it, shhhh, relax I pre-ordered it too) probably close to 30 times straight. It's just 'off the wall' (as Chino vocalizes in one of the tracks, lol)......

There are a couple of light tracks that take a few spins to click, but once they do, they're just as addicting as the heavy numbers. 'Rocket Skates' and 'Diamond Eyes' are honestly just teasers, even if fantastic ones, to prepare you for the rest of the album.

After more than a couple spins, it was obvious that we can at least partially thank Stephan's love of Meshuggah for what I feel is his most crushing guitar tone to date. Frank's creativity with the samples and keys doesn't let up either and it's really cool what he's come up with on this one. As for Chino (one of my all-time favorite vocalists), he's of course in top form........whether he uses his insane scream or his soothing whisper of beauty.....the range and variation is here.

The album contains at least 2-3 tracks that should be solidified in Deftones setlist from now on..........some of my favorite tracks by the band. This album will take listeners through a wonderful journey of fresh noise, while building anew from Saturday Night Wrist, White Pony, and Around the Fur.

Chi would be proud guys......no worries......and my hat goes off to you for losing a brother (hopefully only temporarily) and continuing on, since we all know by now how hard it was to get through SNW in one piece. What's even more disturbing to me is that there is ANOTHER Deftones record, entitled Eros, just sitting on the shelf prior to Chi's accident. Wow......just wow. If they could pull Diamond Eyes off within a mere 6 months, and Eros already before that, I CAN'T WAIT for what else these 5 guys can do in the studio.
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