‘Koi No Yokan’ was already tipped as one of this year’s hottest albums, but when ‘Leathers’ and ‘Tempest’ were dropped early as a prelude, anticipation for this record became sky-high.
The hype was justified as in just over 50minutes, Deftones manage to portray beauty in the heaviest fashion whilst maintaing a tender sense of vulnerability.
As always Deftones have offered a record packed full of individual miniature gems, whether it is the storming ‘Swerve City’ or chugging ‘Gauze’. However on first listen ‘Koi No Yokan’ is lacking a masterpiece… Diamond Eyes featured ‘Sex Tape’ and White Pony hosted ‘Change (In the House of Flies)’ yet this record doesn’t have that one heart-wrenching, standout track on its debut play. But give ‘Koi No Yokan’ patience and it starts to shine, it’s a grower and firmly reconfirms Deftones as the championed king of the alt-metal throne. This record in a live environment will be astounding.
Deftones have announced the track-listing for their forthcoming album “Koi No Yokan” which is set to be realeased 12th November 2012. In addition, Deftones have posted two new songs from the record, ‘Tempest‘ and ‘Leathers‘. Both are available to stream below with ‘Leathers’ also available for FREE download if you follow the Soundcloud links.
The band have also revealed the artwork for the record, seen to the right. The track listing is as follows:
KOI NO YOKAN
2. Romantic Dreams
4. Swerve City
5. Entomb (Dazzle)
6. Graphic Nature
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?
Deftones are amazing, and that’s a fact. The influential band have announced they will be back to pummel our ear drums with their 7th studio album this winter. The obscurely titled ‘Koi No Yokan’ will hit the shelves on 12th November 2012 via Reprise Records. Get excited, we already are.
To remind us just how perfect Deftones are, below is ‘Rocket Skates’ taken from last album ‘Diamond Eyes’.