Simply put, Deftones‘ ‘Headup’ absolutely rips.
Part of that surely is due to the guest vocals courtesy of Soulfly‘s Max Cavalera who adds a layer of intensity to Deftones’ controlled chaos. 25 years after the Around the Fur cut hit, Cavalera and Deftones were joined onstage in Brisbane, Australia to play the collab track.
Right from the jump, it looks like all parties involved are having the time of their lives. Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno is going hard as hell for his part of the song, bouncing around the stage while the rest of the band tears it up. Cavalera is equally going hard, delivering a very impassioned delivery.
We also have to give Cavalera props for coming to the performance with the right vibe in mind: rocking a track jacket for full nü-effect.
When the song hits its climax, both singers join up with one another on their platform and go hard as hell screaming the song’s outro. It’s as monstrous as one would hope and expect, and makes you wish they’d team back up again.
Speaking of Moreno teaming with other musicians, he was recently interviewed about his side project Crosses. When asked if he would ever do a solo album, he says:
“I have no interest in that. I don’t. It’s not that fun to make music for myself. I hate to say it, but I don’t think I’m that interesting as to where I have a million things I need to share with the world. I don’t. The best way to make music is to push ideas across the table and, next thing you know, you’re staring at a song.”
Hopefully, this means we’re due for some more music from Moreno and Deftones in the near future. If for some reason the pair decided to come back together and push out a new crusher, we wouldn’t be mad about it.
In the meantime, check out the full performance below.