Diamond Eyes (Deluxe) [Explicit]
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Diamond Eyes (Deluxe) [Explicit]

May 4, 2010

  Song Title
Diamond Eyes
You've Seen The Butcher
Beauty School
Rocket Skates [Explicit]
This Place Is Death
Do You Believe

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 30, 2010
  • Release Date: April 30, 2010
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2010 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 49:07
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B003IP09UA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 9 days 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 23 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 4 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 6 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 7 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 8 months ago by Judirox
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Don't think, just buy it, even if you are just now getting into Deftones. You will not be disappointed in the least.
Published 10 months ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of life...
Deftones have created what I personally consider to be their masterpiece with Diamond Eyes. This album is simply stunning from the opening title track to album closer "This Place... Read more
Published 10 months ago by JMCIndiana
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