Deftones December (3): My Favorite

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OMG, Deftones has my heart

Yes, it’s the time of the week again where I give you some insight into my favorite band…well, besides you know Sting…but that’s a different genre, so…

THIS WEEK: You get to see my favoriteplus it just happens to have a kick butt video to go with it!

ARTIST: Deftones

SONG: Rocket Skates

CD: Diamond Eyes

GENRE: Nu Metal, Experimental Metal, Alternative Rock

LYRICS (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE):

You’re red, soaking wet.
I’m right next to you.
You’re red, soaking wet.
Lets writhe, let me see you trip.
One move that will keep you wet.
Lets fall in a long sadistic trance.
Put the keys in our hands.

Guns. Razors. Knives.
(Fuck with me)
Guns. Razors. Knives

You’re red soaking wet.
I’m right next to you.
You’re red, soaking wet.
Lets sail in this sea of charms.
Lets drown underneath the stars.
Lets drink with our weapons in our hands.
Lets sleep in this trance.

Guns. Razors. Knives.
(Fuck with me)
Guns. Razors. Knives

You’re red soaking wet.
I’m right next to you.
You’re red soaking wet.

Guns. Razors. Knives.
(Fuck with me)
Guns. Razors. Knives.

You’re red soaking wet.
I’m right next to you.
You’re red soaking wet.
I’m right next to you.
You’re red soaking wet.

ANALYSIS: Oh, what can I say, besides

OMG, Deftones has my heart.

Yes, they do and not just because of this song, but this song is one of my all time favorites. Why? Well, it’s just plain bad @$$, that’s why! The way it starts with the strong riff and symbols just gets me going. Then when the chorus comes in it just keeps you wanting to head bang. I love the vocal harmonies with Chino’s hardcore, amazing scream. That’s one of the things I really appreciate about this band and Chino; he does both screaming and singing. Okay, normally I totally hate swearing, but when it’s in this song I just don’t care. It fits. The balance of heavy and light is amazing; when the music is heavy, Chino’s voice is light. Then he kicks in GUNS! RAZORS! KNIFES! and a WHOO! That part makes me smile with how bad @$$ it makes me feel (when I am not bad at all, minus one tiny tattoo on my wrist). I’m just seeing how many times I can use that word in a paragraph! Onto the next part of why I thoroughly enjoy this song: The lyrics. It shows Deftones talents in not only musical composition but in writing as well. I have to admit that sometimes Deftones songs seem pointless, but this one is much deeper. I love the line:

“Lets sail in this sea of charms. Lets drown underneath the stars.
Lets drink with our weapons in our hands.
Lets sleep in this trance.”

Oh, thesaurus… another word for amazing? DEFTONES!

I love the video as well because most of it you are watching the band perform and they have an awesome stage presence that I hope I might get to see someday soon!

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