This week’s “Classic Bands and Why We Love Them” contributor is Bradley Dillion from Introduce: Yourself Band Promotion Page.

Deftones. Why are they my favorite band, and one of the best bands of the 90’s, in my opinion? A multitude of reasons, but mainly because I saw them for the first (and only) time back in 2003, with Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, and Mudvayne. It was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to, and while I was only familiar with most of “White Pony” at the time, something about them stuck with me. I think it may have been their stage presence. The fact that they were (and still are) a very heavy band, but still influenced by genres other than metal, was what really stood out to me.

I listen to a much broader spectrum of music now than I did back then. But Deftones will always be my favorite band just because of how tight Stephen Carpenter, Chino Moreno„ and friends are with their instruments. Add the to the fact that they’re a lot more experimental than any band I’ve heard in two decades, and you have a recipe for perfection. A big part of my love for them is Chino Moreno’s voice, though. It’s just one of those things you have to hear to believe. Also, Deftones have never made a bad album, or even average one. They’ve all been great, from Adrenaline to Diamond Eyes. And personally, I can’t wait to see what they do with their new album that drops in October. I know it won’t disappoint.

Deftones got me through a very dark couple of years in life. Between them, Linkin Park, and Funeral For a Friend, they all provided an outlet for me to escape reality. And really, isn’t that was music should do? Shouldn’t it make you open up your mind and lose yourself in it?

This, my friends, is why Deftones are my favorite band.