■ The myth, of course, is that you have to be really, really heavy all the time to make a defi ning metal album. You don’t. No band understands that more than Deftones. Their third album, White Pony, was a creative warzone – singer/guitarist Chino Moreno wanted to explore softer, avant garde sounds, while guitarist Stephen Carpenter simply wanted to make their heaviest music yet. The result is an album that constantly alternates between punching you in the face (Elite) and applying ice packs (Digital Bath). Yes, 1997’s Around The Fur is a heavier album, but White Pony reminded the world that true heaviness registers more when there is some lightness to balance it.