And Finally

One Deftones singer better than two emo singers: fact

By | Published on Tuesday 16 November 2010

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is good at singing. Anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong. But he’s also good at screaming very loud, too. And these days, says Moreno, people who can do both properly are few and far between. Amongst emo bands, anyway, which I guess is the evolution of the nu metal scene that Deftones were always lumped in with back in the 90s.

This is what Chino says: “I was pointing out to my son the other day when he was showing me these bands: A lot of them have two singers; one guy who’s the guy who’s screaming his head off or doing the ‘Cookie Monster’ growling vocals or whatever, then they’ve got the guy who sings the pretty stuff. And I was pointing out to my son that, you know, it’s cool that you like all these bands and stuff but, you know, your dad can do both of these jobs in one!”

I’ve never met his son, but I’m assuming that he doesn’t think Chino is as cool as I do.