Listen: Deftones – Tempest

Fans of the Deftones have been rewarded for their service as of late. First they got news of a new album, Koi No Yokan, then they were treated to an ongoing North-American tour with Scars on Broadway, before getting a taster of the new work with the track ‘Leathers‘. And now, presumably fueled by a blood-lust for more, they’re getting another tasty sampling – ‘Tempest’.

The 6-minute track is made predominantly by Chino Moreno’s haunting vocals, which open the floodgates for a barrage of strangely melancholic guitars and prog-influenced melodies. They’ve never been one for convention, and this is a fact cemented by Tempest’s unique sound, the track working together to create a feeling of forlorn desperation, raw emotion, heartfelt sentiment and gut-bursting anger. I hope you’re having a merry Friday evening.

It’s not exactly easy listening, but if you like your metal with a dash of something more challenging for the ear, you should definitely give this one a try, and keep an eye out for future Koi No Yokan news.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.