Diamond Eyes is the sixth studio album by American alternative metal band Deftonesreleased on May 4, by Reprise Records. It was the first Dark Eyes - The Atlantics - Bombora to feature bassist Sergio Vegawho replaced original bassist Chi Cheng. An album tentatively titled Eros was originally intended to be the band's sixth full-length release following Saturday Dissatisfied - Bonus Fruit - Dissatisfied Wristbut was not released due to Cheng entering a coma after a serious car accident that occurred in Novembereventually resulting in his death in The band continued on with Vega as his replacement, and the release of Eros was put on hold in favor of Diamond Eyes in June Diamond Eyes was a critical and commercial success, peaking within the top twenty of the US Billboard and several other international charts; it was the band's highest charting album on the Billboard since their eponymous fourth album.
Deftones started writing material for the successor to 's Saturday Night Wrist in early The band was dissatisfied with the lengthy writing and recording process of Saturday Night Wristand wanted to release a quick follow-up record in the same manner as earlier albums such as 's Adrenaline and 's Around the Furwhich were recorded without the digital audio program Pro Tools.
Instead, those albums were recorded as just a band "in the room with just our instruments, no other distractions", according to frontman Chino Moreno. The band recorded and completed their Terry Date -produced album, tentatively titled Erosinand it was expected to be released in early Unsure if or when Cheng would recover and be able to perform with the band again, Deftones started playing various shows Risk - Deftones - Diamond Eyes festivals with Sergio Vega on bass, starting in early Vega, a close friend of the band, had previously filled in for Cheng during tours in In JuneDeftones decided to indefinitely put the release of Eros on hold Scherzo: Allegro Molto - Claremont Trio - Shostakovich & Arensky Trios start writing a brand new album with Vega.
Instead, they favored writing songs together as a band and practicing them "a million times 'til they were perfect" in order to achieve a more raw and "personable" sound. Diamond Eyes was originally scheduled to be released on April 27 by Reprise,  but was pushed back three weeks to May 18,  and later pushed forward to May 4, The first song from the album, " Rocket Skates ", This Means War - Cellador - Off The Grid available for free download through the band's official website on February 23, The first single, however, was the title track, " Diamond Eyes ".
It was released as a single to digital retailers on March 23, Deftones performed a live webcast of songs from Diamond Eyes and answered Risk - Deftones - Diamond Eyes questions on May 4 in Dallas, Texas. A music video for the track "Sextape" was released on September 3, In AugustDeftones released the official music video for "Beauty School", directed by 13th Witness.
After dealing with the tragedy surrounding Cheng's accident, Deftones wanted to create an album with an overall positive and optimistic vibe. Describing the Risk - Deftones - Diamond Eyes state while writing for the album, Moreno stated, "Our inspiration and unity as a band is stronger than Risk - Deftones - Diamond Eyes has ever been before and we needed to channel that energy into our music". Commenting on Friends - Various - Stil Vor Talent Berlin - Schlesisches Tor, Moreno stated:.
I don't like listening to people's problems -- I like music. Music has been smothered with that complaining since the early-'90s. It gets old. Instead of going to the opposite side of the spectrum and listening to The Black Eyed Peaswhich is just straight silly, I choose to listen to more instrumental music. I do very little singing about myself on this record.
I love songs where I can totally take myself out of being human. I can sing about really odd things, and Insomnia - Stenniz & Dr Q - Dutch Turntablism & Latin Hiphop don't necessarily have to pertain to me at all.
It paints a picture. Those are the kind of lyrics I grew up with -- like The Cure. Really visual images and no storytelling. Initial reaction to the album from music critics was highly favorable. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, writing, "Naturally, there is quite a bit of roiling darkness here -- they're Cure -loving metalheads, it's in their blood -- but there's shade and light, control of texture, with the band deepening rather than expanding.
He praised the band for playing to their strengths, and Hot Game (Original Mix) - V I F* & Lola Palmer - Saltdrop The Collection " Eros is reportedly their excursion into weirdness, while this is a statement of consolidation, a neatly segued set that finds Deftones playing to their well-established strengths.
BLARE Magazine's Joshua Khan also awarded the album 4 of 5 stars, writing in his review, "Tired of the same old restless metal scenes eating up the airwaves? Deftones give birth to a refined sound that makes creations like 'Prince' and 'Evil' enslaving.
He awarded a "classic" 5-out-of-5 score and stated that the album is "better than White Pony ". He described Risk - Deftones - Diamond Eyes album's sound as "intense and visceral, but introspective and sensitive in ways Deftones have never been before", before finally adding, "I can honestly say it's Deftones' best album to date.
Club stated that while Risk - Deftones - Diamond Eyes are moments on the album where Deftones "sound a bit like a band on auto-pilot", many of the other tracks "stomp such limp moments with pleasingly crude riffs that claw and scrape through the verses, then release Chino Moreno's voice into glimmering, menacing choruses.
Slant Magazine described the tracks "Sextape" and "Beauty School" as shoegaze. In their roundup of the 25 Best Metal Albums ofthe music blog MetalSucks ranked Diamond Eyes as the 4th best metal album of the '10s.
Diamond Eyes was expected to sell between 55, and 60, records in the U. It debuted at No. As of Octoberthe album had sold approximatelycopies in the U. All tracks are written by Deftones . Diamond Eyes personnel according to CD liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Sextape song. For other uses, see Diamond Eyes disambiguation.
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