During the 1990s, Nu-Metal was blowing up in a big way. Through the decade, the sound was more refined and took the world by storm by the early 2000s. Deftones was one of the bands who came into recognition in the early 90s, especially with their first couple of releases. Yet, they did not fit the template. The music was angry and in your face, but it was layered. It had depth and a certain sense of pain in it. Their newest offering comes four years after their last release ‘Koi No Yokan’, which was very experimental. The passing of their bass guitarist, Chi Cheng has clearly affected the writing as the band themselves have said that ‘Gore’ is neither a happy record, nor is it angry. It is indeed moody.
Currently riding on the success of ‘Gore’, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham. Abe discusses the billboard charting new album “Gore”, fan and press response, why the band experimented a lot on the new album & why it takes multiple spins to get the vibe of the album. Abe also talks not setting goals for the band, how difficult it was for each member to be satisfied with ‘Gore’ & guitarist Stephen Carpenter‘s recent statement on not being happy with the album. Abe also throws light on the upcoming tours, songs being played live and much more.
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