With just a little over 3 weeks before the new Deftones album comes out, it seems like a good time to look back at some of their strongest songs. ‘Goon Squad’ is easily one of my favourites off their last album Koi No Yokan. It’s one of those tracks that perfectly represents everything I love about the band. It effortlessly switches between the heavy and the melodic, it has this gorgeous intro which can only be described as ethereal (much like the intro to ‘Minerva’), and it has some of my favourite poetry/lyrics written by Chino. If there’s ever a song that could be described as having almost a sense of swagger, it’s this one. Just listen to that chorus as Chino sings, “‘I’m bringing it in style myself. You know it is with ease no sweat.” Just plain stunning.