To commemorate “Record Store Day“, Deftones released a special edition “Covers” album. This LP is a collection of classic Deftones’ cover tracks, pressed together on limited edition vinyl for the first time ever and only 3K of these will be available. Deftones play songs by artists like The Cure, Japan, Drive Like Jehu, The Cars, The Smiths, Lynryd Skynrd, Duran Duran. I like covers, actually I collect them and sometimes I find real pearls, interesting reinterpretations or new, unexpected dimension of some more or less classic tracks. To play one on one somebody else’s song, make no sense. It’s actually not the first time when Deftones delight us with covers,their “B Sides & Rarities” – Released in 2005 – compilation included cover songs from their favorite artists, ranging from metal, hard rock (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and post-hardcore (Helmet and Jawbox), to gothic rock, art rock and new wave (Duran Duran, Cocteau Twins and The Cure), so, they always have a “colored” taste, and this vinyl is colored and contrasting as well.
11 tracks, some dark and gloomy tunes, some heavy shits, and some nice, quiet songs. Most of these songs are my favorites as well, “Ghost” by Japan for example is a haunting track, “Drive” by The Cars is a really lovely love song or “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” by The Cure is another great dark anthem. Deftones made no major changes to this songs, but they play them with the right approach and the appropriate feeling. Pretty dark and heavy, this is a nice collection and something that worth to get your hands on. I was kind of skeptic, but Deftones did a great job once again.