Around the Fur the follow-up to Deftones' passionate, aggressive Adrenaline, sees the California quartet expanding on the sheer rage of their earlier work, adding new, more sinister shades to their already extreme sound.
The opening "My Own Summer (Shove It)," serves as an introduction to the album's sonic theme: sinewy guitars and eerie whispers alternate with fast, violent crunch.
Sepultura's Max Cavallera contributes guitar and vocals to "Headup," while "MX" finds singer Chino trading off vocal lines with Annalynn Cunningham, (wife of Deftones' drummer Abe) in an acerbic take on the rock star mentality.
Vocal acrobat Moreno attacks a variety of styles: his breathy, psychotic recitations sound downright industrial, while the album's calmer, more brooding moments show his gift for haunting melody. Behind him, guitarist Stephen Carpenter's heavy wall of sound is astoundingly muscular, yet inspiringly agile.
When Deftones' hellish fury hits full tilt, as it always does on this album, Moreno's voice erupts into screams which are best described as otherworldly, transforming this intense musical firestorm into a hurtling juggernaut of aggression.
This LP version comes pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
A1. My Own Summer (Shove It)
A3 . Mascara
A4. Around The Fur
B1. Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)
B3. Dai The Flu
Barcode and Other Identifiers:
Barcode 0 93624 95780 5
Matrix / Runout 89434 1A 1- (48531 etched over) 527728
Matrix / Runout 89434 1B 1- (48531 etched over) 527728
Phonographic Copyright (p) Maverick Recording Company
Copyright (c) Maverick Recording Company
Recorded At Studio Litho
Mixed At Larrabee Sound Studios
Mastered At Sterling Sound
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