Sacramento hardcore heroes Deftones have revealed their beautifully brutal seventh album, Koi No Yokan, with a full album stream ahead of its official release on November 13.
From the crushing opening riff of first song “Swerve City,” the album is power-packed with the band’s signature combination of punishing guitars, shifting time signatures and layered melodies, offset by more atmospheric moments, like moody stand-out track “Entombed.”
In an interview with Rich Rubin, KROQ late-night Joq, Moreno explained that the Japanese title of the album was a term that describes the premonition of love at first sight and is especially intriguing because there’s no true English translation.
“I think just the whole vibe and the sentiment, a lot of people, especially in the group and just people in general, I’m sure they they’ve felt something close to that before,” said Moreno.
When former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega joined the fold Moreno explained that their decision was to “start from zero and just kind of rebuild our whole foundation.”
The Deftones are already on the road in support of Koi No Yokan, with upcoming dates in Dallas (November 14), Las Vegas (November 18) and Los Angeles (November 21).
Listen to Deftones Koi No Yokan by clicking below.
–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local