DEFTONES - B-SIDES & RARITIES
Limited double vinyl LP pressing including bonus DVD. B-Sides & Rarities is a 2005 compilation album by alternative rock/metal band Deftones. The vinyl LPs feature previously released and unreleased B-sides, while the DVD featured multimedia content, including a complete videography. A metallic rush of guitars and thundering drums, Deftones' music both epitomizes the hard-and-fast glory of post-grunge alt-metal and blows it wide open with innovation. As the Northern California-bred quintet evolved through a string of acclaimed albums and incessant, high-velocity touring, they also incorporated modern rock influences including The Cure and The Smiths into their Soundgarden/Tool/Rage Against the Machine/Pantera-inspired sonics. This compilation sheds light on lesser-known output with covers, unreleased mixes, video B-Roll, and other choice rarities.