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equally as masterful as around the fur, but heavier
on 17 March 2002
this was the deftones first album, and along with around the fur, their best. This album is raw, loud and every single track has a fantastic riff and painfully powerful vocals. Standout tracks include bored (an early sign of the influence a repetetive riff can have), minus blindfold (haunting guitars and vocals), engine number nine (sheer metal excellance), and best of all: root (the best intro ever combined with perfect vocals and instrumental backing). if you like hard, heavy metal with piercing vocals and thumping riffs that deserve full volume, buy this album before all others.