Deftones

Even without considering the 2009 car crash that left founding bassist Chi Cheng comatose, we'd still have to call Deftones the greatest survivors of the nu-metal era, though on some level we're all lucky have to escaped it alive. The two albums they've released since the accident are almost glowing with the same emotional potency that animated "Minerva," "Digital Bath," and "Be Quiet And Drive" all those years ago, with distortion as a warm blanket wrapped tenderly around thoughts and feelings, instead of a wet one being used to smother them.
Sat., March 9, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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