Robin non-member

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$4.98 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by MovieMars.

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Diamond Eyes

DeftonesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

Price: $7.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, July 29? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to music library.

Amazon's Deftones Store

Music

Image of album by Deftones

Photos

Image of Deftones

Videos

Diamon Eyes Album Trailer

Biography

“Pretty,” affirms Deftones singer and guitarist Chino Moreno when discussing their new full-length studio album, Diamond Eyes. “We’re not afraid to be pretty.” It’s an adjective most riff-heavy groups might avoid, but then, Deftones have never been your average hard rock band.
As kids, the Sacramento fivesome cut its teeth on Anthrax and The Smiths, ... Read more in Amazon's Deftones Store

Visit Amazon's Deftones Store
for 27 albums, 11 photos, 4 videos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Diamond Eyes + Koi No Yokan + White Pony
Price for all three: $32.53

Buy the selected items together
  • Koi No Yokan $11.88
  • White Pony $12.67

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 4, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • ASIN: B003A7I4XA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,577 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Diamond Eyes
2. Royal
3. CMND/CTRL
4. You've Seen The Butcher
5. Beauty School
6. Prince
7. Rocket Skates
8. Sextape
9. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

Editorial Reviews

'Diamond Eyes' works the way good records used to; each song carries you a little further away from your bad day until finally, you've been transported to a place that feels a whole lot better than where you started. There's also a newfound sense of purpose that makes Deftones' sixth album stand out. The band recorded the album after their best friend and bassist Chi Cheng sustained a debilitating brain injury from a car accident in November of 2008. The tangle of Stephen Carpenter's woozy, undulating guitar work and Moreno's soaring then secretive vocal style is the bittersweet dynamic behind each of Deftones' records, including 'Diamond Eyes.' The friction drives the music as much as it does the players, though it doesn't always make life easy for childhood friends Carpenter and Moreno. 'What makes us work?' asks Carpenter. 'Chino will give you the exact opposite answer that I do. That's the way it is with us-we contradict each other constantly but it's also what makes our music what it is-intense and different.'

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic Deftones record.... April 18, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
As if any of them aren't?

I've seriously listened to this thing (since I downloaded it, shhhh, relax I pre-ordered it too) probably close to 30 times straight. It's just 'off the wall' (as Chino vocalizes in one of the tracks, lol)......

There are a couple of light tracks that take a few spins to click, but once they do, they're just as addicting as the heavy numbers. 'Rocket Skates' and 'Diamond Eyes' are honestly just teasers, even if fantastic ones, to prepare you for the rest of the album.

After more than a couple spins, it was obvious that we can at least partially thank Stephan's love of Meshuggah for what I feel is his most crushing guitar tone to date. Frank's creativity with the samples and keys doesn't let up either and it's really cool what he's come up with on this one. As for Chino (one of my all-time favorite vocalists), he's of course in top form........whether he uses his insane scream or his soothing whisper of beauty.....the range and variation is here.

The album contains at least 2-3 tracks that should be solidified in Deftones setlist from now on..........some of my favorite tracks by the band. This album will take listeners through a wonderful journey of fresh noise, while building anew from Saturday Night Wrist, White Pony, and Around the Fur.

Chi would be proud guys......no worries......and my hat goes off to you for losing a brother (hopefully only temporarily) and continuing on, since we all know by now how hard it was to get through SNW in one piece. What's even more disturbing to me is that there is ANOTHER Deftones record, entitled Eros, just sitting on the shelf prior to Chi's accident. Wow......just wow. If they could pull Diamond Eyes off within a mere 6 months, and Eros already before that, I CAN'T WAIT for what else these 5 guys can do in the studio.
Was this review helpful to you?
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended May 11, 2010
By Matt W.
Format:Audio CD
I have a habit of buying albums and then selling them eventually.

It is this habit that led me to buy pretty much all of the prior Deftones albums, and then sell all of them.

Diamond Eyes makes me feel like a total idiot for doing that, because it is so good it has caused me to re-think my opinion of the Deftones completely.

In the context of this masterpiece of an album, it's now very apparent that the Deftones are one of the greatest modern bands.

Basically, this album took me by complete surprise - I got it because of all the positive reviews I was seeing, but my attitude was "Well, it can't be as good as everyone is saying, right?". But it is. This album is lots of things. It kicks you in the face with aggression at times. It also demonstrates the mellow, melodic influences of the band at other times. At all times, it is clearly the work of a lot of effort by the band to put out the best record they can - it is an emotional record in many ways, likely due in large part to the tragedy of Chi. And it needs to be viewed in the context of Eros, the record they recorded right before this one and then cast aside as not being good enough. Clearly they were determined to put out something great, not merely something they could get some album sales off of and promote on a tour.

What stands out the most for me on this album is how good of a singer Chino is, and how his voice can be so melodic, and yet so harsh, sometimes pretty much at the same time. I think he is one of rock's greatest singers, alongside a diverse array of singers with unique never-will-be-replicated voices such as Robert Plant, Mike Patton, Maynard James Keenan, Morrissey, and others.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back from hell April 26, 2010
By K-Rock
Format:MP3 Music
This album is just completely wonderful. The album seems so conceptual, so directly about Chi. Losing their brother and best friend.
Production is faultless. Possibly the best sounding Deftones album yet.

The guitars and drums dominate heavily on this release. Sometimes I was wondering if there was a bass guitar underneath all of it.

The lyrics seem to be very much about Chi's accident, and subsequent coma. I just feel a real sense of anger, and sadness to the music.
Chino has matured vocally on this release, although it doesn't particularly break any new ground musically for the band.

The whopping double punch of "976-EVIL", which leads into "This place is death" is probably the best ending to any Deftones album ever. Super intense.
"This place is death" is probably the highlight for me.
The whole album makes me feel sad when I listen to it. Even at it's heaviest moments there's a kind of helplessness there. If that's how they wanted me to feel when listening to it, then they have succeeded.

This album is their masterpiece.

**edit**
I've decided to add more, the more i listen to this album the more it blows my mind.
I think 976-EVIL" & "This place is death" should actually have been one track. They merge so perfectly, it feels like if it all combined to one song would have been ever more mindblowing.
Lyrically and melodically it just keeps getting at me, in a good way. The more and more i listen to the crazy chord changes and lyrics I just think how far these guys have progressed.
Chino is just phenomenal on this album. There's a real refined quality to what he's actually saying and the way he sings.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
perfect
Published 18 days ago by Ivanova Marchiani
5.0 out of 5 stars Chino and the boys have done it again!
What a stellar album from start to finish. The songwriting is so deep and emotional. My favorite track is the very first and title track of the album. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joel
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Deftones release
I'm a pretty big fan of these guys. Their intensity gets me going in the morning and Diamond Eyes is yet another in their long line of great albums. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Vaughn Bremer
5.0 out of 5 stars Listened to the Amazon reviews, yes its an awesome album
If you starting into the Deftones (like myself) then a good place to start is Diamond Eyes. An album that is one of their standout projects. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. Bursaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
A solid listen for any Deftones fan. It's a different vibe, but in a good way. These guys always deliver solid, rocking songs!
Published 4 months ago by Racer
5.0 out of 5 stars great price!
This is a great product! Arrived on time, as expected. I was very pleased, and I'd definitely recommend this product to anyone.
Published 5 months ago by Austin'sMommy
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album from the generations most overlooked band.
Every song is great. Not ground breaking, but a small evolution of the band. If you like the deftones, or rock/alternative music, you will love this album.
Published 7 months ago by Paul Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
There was a crack in the cd case. I wasn't wear would be there until the package arrived. Over all it was good, ther was nothing wrong with the cd
Published 9 months ago by shana mclaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Album if there was one
Diamond Eyes.... is just an amazing album. So powerful. So beautiful. So very, very, beautiful. I throw this CD in my car and scream along with Chino.
Published 11 months ago by shellz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I love every album Deftones has ever put out and this is no exception. I hope they continue to put out more music. The CD is in very good shape. This was a great purchase!
Published 11 months ago by Judirox
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
best Deftones album since Around The Fur
samples dont really show what you guys are saying but we shall see
Apr 24, 2010 by Yithomit |  See all 17 posts
How Dare You!...
Yea, and how dare all of the 300+ other bands that have put owls on their album covers!

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/opfer/_album_art__owls
Apr 2, 2010 by Panthalassa |  See all 7 posts
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category