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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: DEFTONES Title: ADRENALINE Street Release Date: 10/03/1995
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Street Release Date: 10/03/1995
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Tim M. from SALEM, OR
Reviewed on 3/19/2016...
Deftones is one of the most influential Nu Metal bands in the mid-nineties. They were on their way before bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park dominated the scene. Deftones music is raw and energetic, but didn't receive as much credibility at the time it was deserved. This album is catchy and melodic and Chino Moreno's vocal style remains unique to this day.
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Robert L. Thompson III | Columbia, MO USA | 05/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Deftones are one of the pioneers of the nu-metal age. Brought to the mainstream with the help of Korn (although I'm sure they did not really need any help as talented as this band is) the Deftones unleashed the album "Adrenaline". In my mind the second most influential and important album to all those aspiring crossover artists. The first being Korn's s/t.I call the Deftones' music emo-core with more of a harder edge. The music is extremely heavy featuring thick and exquisite guitar work by Stephen, blood-throbbing bass by Chi, accentuated by steady drumwork courtesy of Abe, creating a fusillade of tempo-laden music that can be aggressive or just plain soothing. The musicians' talent is very evident on this album and Stephen, Chi, and Abe just flow so well together creating music that is special.Once again, it's not the music itself that makes this band so great but it is the songwriting and vocal talents of Chino Moreno that gives the Deftones that special edge. Chino is by far one of the most talented vocalists out there (also my favorite vocalist alongside Brian Armer-formerly of Juice) whose ability to switch from melodic crooning, to rap-singing, and hardcore screaming is nothing short of brilliant. "Adrenaline" showcases all of Chino's vocal abilities and then some, although the lyrics leave something to be desired.The album is a complete masterpiece from start to finish featuring such songs as "Bored" and "Firal" which exhibits their softer side. For pure, adulterated, aggression, check out "7 Words". "Minus Blindfold" and "One Weak" showcase the best of both worlds while "Engine No. 9" and "Root" feature that rap-metal vibe.The Deftones are my all time favorite band, not just for creating this album "Adrenaline", but for creating music that I can relate to more than any other that I have heard. And like a fine wine, the Deftones merely ripen and mature, evolving into something finer and more artistic as the years go by. The Deftones will definitely be around for a long time. June 20: Prepare for the White Pony."
"I want to be much more than more while I watch you"
Robert L. Thompson III | 02/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A hardcore-sounding metal-punk-hip hop hybrid, I can't fathom why the Deftones were initially lumped together with bands like Korn (who call them their "brother band") - the 'tones are far more intense and original. And they are anything but generic trend-hopping rap-metal. The band has been doing this since 1989! I don't see why any fan of hardcore music would dislike the Deftones, especially Adrenaline. It's a hard-edged, raw, and just plain insane piece of music. Rage comes crashing through the speakers for the entire 40+ minutes of the disc. It doesn't sound fake or forced at all. You may not be able to understand exactly what Chino is screaming about, but you can tell he's pissed off. This is the kind of stuff metal lovers dream about. There is some subtlety here, however. The band does several softer, more haunting sections in the songs to contrast with the aggression. The Deftones have a truly terrifying vocalist in Chino Moreno, who goes from unsettling whispers to horrifying screams. (Dear God, does he scream. One of these days he's going to wake up with his lungs on the pillow next to him.) Guitarist Stephen Carpenter offers simple, but direct and scathing riffs, that perfectly match this style.The brutal songs on Adrenaline are more than the best example of their style. It shoves pure rage into your face with its obnoxious and sometimes unintelligible lyrics and attitude, and is one of the most positively convincing 90s metal albums. After the first couple of listens, it sounded to me like extremely unvaried guitar riffing, weak melody and talentless screaming. But after awhile, Adrenaline opens up and reveals its strengths as a very heavy, direct, and emotionally powerful offering. Stephen Carpenter creates somehow unique-sounding riffs like the chugging opener "Bored," where the power of the band's chemistry comes together in a forceful mix, produced well by Terry Date. "Nosebleed" is a very harsh tune with truly angry and scathing, explicitly profane lyrics and hardcore energy in the music that somehow doesn't come off as merely juvenile, but as a genuine threat, and it's contrasted by a slower middle section that builds up again to the heavier verse part, all with the band remaining tight. "Minus Blindfold" is also a strong track, and an indicator that Chino is one to watch out for (or stay the hell away from, depending on your point of view). "Root," meanwhile, hints that the band is capable of expanding its creativity before this direct material could become stale in the future, featuring the most complex riff on the album and tremendous energy.The quieter moments, "One Weak" (with nice bass work and frantic vocals), the closer "Fireal" (featuring a dark and desperate atmosphere before building up to a gripping ending), and "Birthmark" are also good songs. "7 Words" is an amazing wake up call that starts off quietly with the controlled vocals in the verses (helped out by an awesome bassline) before again going into unparalleled heavy viciousness. "Engine No. 9" shows a bit of a hip hop influence in the lyrics, which makes the attitude and the screaming chorus even more effective and noticeably psycho.Of course, this IS a debut, and it shows. It often sounds underdeveloped, the production is quite raw, and the band is not as mature-sounding as they would be on later releases. Yet that's part of the fun. The reckless intensity displayed here is something they haven't captured again since (not that they're trying to). Not to mention that this record has incredible staying power. The Deftones aren't considered a band of great melody-writing power, but listen to the excellent riff of "Bored" or the haunting vocals of "One Weak" and tell me that stuff won't stick in your head for a long time to come. So is it a masterpiece? Not by a long shot, but it's essential nonetheless. Try to forget those new-metal biases, and you'll have a hell of a time. Adrenaline isn't for everyone because there is quite a bit of an obnoxious feel to it that may turn a few listeners off, and the songwriting doesn't quite sound developed to its full potential. But for classic aggression, this is an excellent record."