Mixing for Deftones’ upcoming album is already underway, and while the band is planning an early October release, frontman Chino Moreno says to expect a “very dynamic” range of sounds.
“It’s not a super fast or slow record. It’s very dynamic,” Moreno said in an interview with Billboard.com. “Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that’s a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.”
Moreno goes on to expand on the sense of urgency to release the still untitled seventh album sooner rather than later, stating, “It was important that we wanted to not drag it out. We have a well-documented history of taking forever to make records. But with our last record (2010′s Diamond Eyes), we did it in a really short, good amount of time, probably four or five months from the time we started writing until we finished it. For us, that was record time, so this time the idea was, ‘Let’s go in and start a record on this date and let’s try to be finished by summertime and keep this work ethic we kind of stumbled upon on the last one,’ and we did.”
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