Talking on Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast, Borland was requested about his band’s success within the late 90s/early 2000s in the course of the rise of nu metallic.
“Loads of it kind of all developed directly – Korn, and the Deftones…The Deftones actually tried to separate themselves from every little thing, which was the best transfer, for positive. As a result of they had been capable of preserve longevity,” he defined.
Deftones consciously made the choice to not tour with bands like Limp Bizkit and Korn throughout this era regardless of their third album, 2000’s ‘White Pony’ being labelled as ‘nu metallic’.
Lauren Mayberry, singer of Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches, previously told NME: “It [‘White Pony] was ‘nu-metal’ but in addition it wasn’t in any respect,” she mentioned. “There have been soundscapes and tales and it simply felt totally different from the rest we had been listening to on the time. It was hardcore however it was post-rock, shoegaze, trip-hop, so many different issues.”
Deftones keyboardist Frank Delgado additionally distanced himself from the label when speaking in regards to the document not too long ago: “Folks can recognise that ‘White Pony’ was simply 5 guys hanging out, taking probabilities and believing in themselves,” he added. “We had been blazing our personal path, contemplating what was happening within the musical local weather. I feel it nonetheless stands proud for folks.”
Deftones went on to get pleasure from additional success on account of distancing themselves, releasing quite a few nicely obtained albums, together with their newest effort, ‘Ohms‘, which earned 5 stars in NME.
Described as “filthy metallic anthems packing severe emotional clout” the evaluation added: “The band’s reunion with producer Terry Date ends in an album that’s as thrilling – and as emotional – as they’ve ever sounded.”