Well, to be honest, when I wanted to start this blog I wanted to put something interesting, induce to deep thinking, etc. Hopefully I’ll do and you’ll help me. But I’m tired after work, I feel lazy and a bit… well, whatever. So I’ve thought that another day I’ll begin with something more “meaningful” and today I’m gonna start with a modern rockstar that has become a bit chubby in the way, and I love it.
I’m talking about Chino Moreno of the band Deftones, based in Sacramento, California. For me it’s funny to read in forum threads people laughing at him because he has gained weight. Can’t you see, stupid people, that he is beautiful? Anyway I observed that there are some girls still in love with him, which I find it logical. For me, a guy this beautiful, with such a cute face and able to wear those ridicule high shocks not only without a complex but making a trend of it, it’s just admirable xD And of his songs youcan tell that he is smart, obscure, passionate, tender and very romantic. And a mix of it all make him simply adorable. It’s a shame he’s not gay but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind being the subject of this entry.
I’ve seen him live and I was shocking to see him sweating massively, with the tshirt all wrapped against his chest and belly and one of the most typical scenes of him live, leaning forward and showing his underwear. People say that he has not a great voice live and I must agree that he tends to scream over and over again and the band makes too noise to notice sometimes what song is being played, but they irradiate energy and passion. It’s a very intense experience and if you are on the first rows probably Chino will come and sing something while you and other lucky boys and girls hold him in the air.
So, I guess the pictures of this beautiful man should at least attract you to his passionate music. The band has by now 5 records which range from the awesome to the “more than fine” so you have no chance to lose. The band started in a more hardcore and metal mood with their first album, Adrenaline and that formula was again present with a bit more melody in Around th Fur. They’re great records for when you’re feeling angry or depressed, but with strength enough to make you get out of it. In this age they were considered numetal or aggro metal. In fact they were one of the most important bands of this so-called movement, being the other Korn, which are far more popular anyway. Although both bands share some of their fanbase, they sound completely different from each other, apart from some riffs and some flirting with rap.
Anyway, they changed (in the house of flies) xD and recorded the masterpiece that’s “White Pony”, which classified them as a major league alternative rock band, obviously with more in common with The Cure or The Smashing Pumpkins than with Korn, although they remained intense and hardcore, especially in songs like “Elite”, while they experiment with trip-hop “Teenager” or simply did great mid-tempos in an almost grunge way “Change (in the house of flies)”. A must-hear, believe me.
After that, they did something simmilar but more obscure and dense with a self-titled album in which I highlight “Moana”, with a killer indie-rock type dynamic riff. Not SO great as previous but still great, it wasobviously eclipsed by White Pony. Some years passed and Chino Moreno got involved in another project called Team Sleep, with which he showed he loved to experiment. They had a demo around the Internet but finally was discarded and a whole bunch of songs were recorder as their first album, full of electronic vibe, trip-hop and shoegaze-like tuns. Very hypnotic, sometimes relaxing, sometimes disturbing but exploring the melodic beauty in Chino’s voice more than Deftones.
Finally after some rumours of dissolving the band, they got together and recorded “Saturday Night Wrist” an album with some flaws but with a clear aim to be compared to White Pony. Again, not so brilliant, but sometimes original, with a bit more experimentation. Not always succesful, but I love bands that try not to make the same again and again. And that’s why Deftones is one of the greatest alternative bands of the momento, along with, you can say Muse, Queens of the Stone Age or The Mars Volta. And the main difference is that leaders of this other bands are more seen like genious or gurus while Chino is just a grown boy with skater looks. I think there’s a lack of pretention to it that makes me love the band even more.
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So what do you think? Is he hot? Is he a good musician? Both things?
By the way, I’m writing this in English because although I might make some ortographical faults, I think this can get to more people. Most of spanish-talking people knows English more or less. If that’s not your case, well, sorry xD But probably I write some others in Spanish or both languages if not so long texts…