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8 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I agree. It's probably their heaviest/darkest overall, too. That one and Koi No Yokan are my two favorites.

Yeah I picked up Koi No Yokan and Diamond Eyes last month, and have been checking them out. I enjoy those records, they still know what they're doing

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On 8/7/2020 at 2:08 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

I agree. It's probably their heaviest/darkest overall, too. That one and Koi No Yokan are my two favorites.

'Around the Fur' is by far my favourite. It came out in my last year of high school, a girl whose dad owned the local music store gave me a copy for free, and we were all awkwardly mixing our nu metal with our Peaceville Three and Cradle of Filth. It's was certainly 'My Own Summer', that's for sure....

NP: My Dying Bride - 'The Ghost of Orion' (speaking of the Peaceville Three)

Great album. Sounds great to listen to, engaging vocals and some very nice doomy riffs. Reminds me of 1997 almost...

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23 minutes ago, Requiem said:

'Around the Fur' is by far my favourite. It came out in my last year of high school, a girl whose dad owned the local music store gave me a copy for free, and we were all awkwardly mixing our nu metal with our Peaceville Three and Cradle of Filth. It's was certainly 'My Own Summer', that's for sure....

NP: My Dying Bride - 'The Ghost of Orion' (speaking of the Peaceville Three)

Great album. Sounds great to listen to, engaging vocals and some very nice doomy riffs. Reminds me of 1997 almost...

Around The Fur is probably my third (?) pick from them. I like it a lot. I don't have the nostalgic connection to it; I didn't get introduced to them until I heard White Pony in college. I was blown away by that at the time but it hasn't really stood up well for me. I had a similar experience to yours for my three years between high school and college, I was listening to everything I could get my hands on.

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I like Deftones. Think I might be one of the few that think they have got better as time has gone on. It isn't a matter of me discovering them late either - I loved Bored when it came out in '95, saw them live in '98 and really enjoyed it, and so on... but they were always a band that I was inclined to make my own compilations for, since I didn't particularly enjoy their albums as a whole. The two most recent albums might be my favourites on that basis. But they have always produced great songs in amongst the ones I'm not so keen on, and have always been an excellent band. The only 'nu metal' band I could ever stomach. Looking forward to the new album for sure. Anyone into Palms (a side project)? Their self-titled mini-album rules.

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Around The Fur is probably my third (?) pick from them. I like it a lot. I don't have the nostalgic connection to it; I didn't get introduced to them until I heard White Pony in college. I was blown away by that at the time but it hasn't really stood up well for me. I had a similar experience to yours for my three years between high school and college, I was listening to everything I could get my hands on.

See, when I first heard 'Around the Fur' my friend had the first album already, which we'd played to death, and 'White Pony' didn't exist. But man, those first three Deftones albums were so amazing. 

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8 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

I recently listened to Mechanize having struggled with the band's sound earlier on in my metal journey.  Found it surprisingly appealing but then again I am warming to industrial metal more nowadays.

Demanufacture really was a game changer for me when it came out, lots of fond memories of rocking that album on headphones during family trips. I can't say I put FF on anymore for any other reason than pure nostalgia once in a blue moon, but Mechanize was pretty good, better than I would have expected considering some of the clunkers they've released.

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