Once again the Deftones have pushed back the nu metal boundaries and have left other copycat bands far behind. This album seems quite experimental at first, using some unusual techniques, especially during Hexagram and Lucky you. Though there are some vintage Deftones songs such as 'When girls telephone boys' and 'Bloody Cape', so if your a big Deftones fan, you will not be disappointed. There are definitely elements from the previous 3 albums, but thatï¿½s not to say that the album is predictable. There are impressive new styles and techniques used which show how they have moved on as musicians. Chino has produced some great new lyrics, that seem slightly deeper than those on previous albums, but fit perfectly with the music, and as usual these lyrics have been printed in the albums inlet, which is also well presented. The use of 7-string guitars is very noticeably, giving the album a dark feel, which may put you off if you havenï¿½t heard the Deftones before. This album flows in much the same way as White Pony, with heavy songs being mixed with slow songs and so the album has an overall professional feel to it. The CD also includes some great multimedia extras on CD ROM. My advice is, if your buying your first Deftones album, buy 'Around the fur' or 'Adrenaline', but if your already a fan buy this as soon as possible, you will not be disappointed!!