Album of the Day
Deftones' third album (and first for Maverick Records), WHITE PONY was a major leap forward for the Sacramento, CA alternative metal band. Helmed by longtime producer Terry Date, the collection added U.K. indie atmospherics to the group's hard rock attack and Chino Moreno's lyrics grew more sophisticated. “I basically didn’t sing about myself on this record,” the frontman noted. “Once I did that I was able to sing about anything I wanted to.” The approach pays off on such highlights as “Change (In the House of Flies)” “Passenger” (which features Tool's Maynard Keenan) and Best Metal Performance Grammy winner “Elite.” Hailed by outlets including Kerrang!, Alternative Press and Rolling Stone, WHITE PONY just turned 20 years old and the platinum-certified set remains Deftones' most successful.