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Ohms

Deftones

Ohms

Ninth studio album from the Sacramento alt. metal band produced by Terry Date (Slipknot, Slayer, Limp Bizkit)

ADM rating[?]

8.6

Label
Warner
UK Release date
25/09/2020
US Release date
25/09/2020
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The band's reunion with producer Terry Date results in an album that's as thrilling – and as emotional – as they have ever sounded
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  2. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    After two and a half decades, Deftones are still finding new ways to energize, enrage, and inspire themselves – and with Ohms, they’re finding new ways to peak
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  3. 10.0 |   Upset

    With a layered intricacy that sets them apart and delivers something new on every listen, ‘Ohms’ isn’t just Deftones at their finest - it’s one of the standout albums of the year
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  4. 10.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Twenty years since their mass acclaimed White Pony, the album is a credit to Deftones’ talent and ability to stay fresh even as most members approach their fifties
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  5. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The alt-metal act's ninth album is their hardest-hitting effort in years
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  6. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    It's truly and honestly a breath of fresh air, it's just once again under the helm of the producer who fleshed out their unmistakable and haunting sound in the first place. But isn't that something most of us have been asking for since White Pony?
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  7. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Twenty years removed from Deftones' debut album, the iconic alt-metal outfit gel more than ever and discover their poise on Ohms
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  8. 9.0 |   DIY

    If any of Deftones’ previous records are guilty of lacking focus, ‘Ohms’ is certainly safe from future vitriol
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  9. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    Deftones forge a path forward into a new decade with moments of bone-shaking heaviness and celestial beauty
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  10. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    The legendary band at their beguiling best
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  11. 9.0 |   All Music

    "Ohms" is one of the best songs they've ever crafted and, like everything else on Deftones' ninth album, a dizzying display of a band at peak performance
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  12. 9.0 |   Punk News

    There are 10 tracks here that run the gamut of highs and lows, heavy and soft, fleeting and lasting, all culminating in an organic combination of everything they've ever done before
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  13. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Deftones trade aggravation for equilibrium on a refined, thoughtful ninth album
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  14. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Ohms is the first Deftones record to feel entirely like all of the rest but also like none of them. It somehow manages to push the band into a new direction while leaving breadcrumbs from each album
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  15. 8.0 |   Clash

    A must-listen for those who like their metal with depth and mystery
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  16. 8.0 |   The Independent

    There’s an obvious catharsis to be found in these mind-melting walls of sound that comes crunching down; onslaughts of juddery guitar collide with Abe Cunningham’s pummelling percussion
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  17. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    At this point in their career, Deftones have nothing to prove to anyone but themselves. Their latest work of art is simply a reminder of their greatness
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  18. 8.0 |   music OMH

    There’s a reason why Deftones are called ‘the Radiohead of metal’, and with albums like this it’s easier than ever to see what that reason is – they are one of the most creative, forward-thinking bands on the planet
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  19. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    It’s emotive, heavy, satisfying. It’s Deftones. They’ve made their album again and, honestly, you wouldn’t have it any other way
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  20. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    The unerring familiarity, the lack of surprise, and the near-flawless balance struck between all aspects of the band’s appeal arguably works against it. You’ve seen them pull off all of these tricks before. But oh what tricks
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  21. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    What it is is an engrossing refinement of what they’ve become over years of risk-taking and experimentation
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  22. 8.0 |   Sungenre

    Carpenter and Cunningham’s writing minds meld to create a phenomenal journey on Ohms
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  23. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Deftones’ ninth album reaches for a plane beyond loud and quiet, where the band is free to indulge its harshest and most gentle impulses at once. For the first time, they make it look easy
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  24. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The Sacramento band’s ninth album streamlines their experimentalism and adds a hit of 90s nu-metal
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