Deftones have finally released their heavily anticipated ninth studio album Ohms.
Ohms, which was previewed with opener “Genesis” and the closing title track, is a powerful, visceral distillation of the Sacramento group’s sound. For the record, Deftones reunited with producer Terry Date, who last worked with the band on their unreleased and currently shelved 2008 LP Eros.
Deftones’ bassist at the time, Chi Cheng, was involved in a car crash and remained in a coma until his death in 2013, resulting in Eros being shelved indefinitely. For fans, it’s the first time they will hear Deftones and Date linking up since their 2003 eponymous album.
“Some of our best records are the ones that we’ve done together, so I’d say that there was always a want to work together again,” frontman Chino Moreno told NME of their relationship with Date. “Eros was never finished or released due to Chi’s car accident. It was just put away. We needed a change of scenery and a change of everything. I think it really worked for what we needed to do mentally on Diamond Eyes.”
Diamond Eyes, released in 2010, was their first album with Sergio Vega as bassist. From there, the band released 2012’s Koi No Yokan and Ohms’ preceding LP Gore in 2016.
Listen to Ohms below: