Deftones is the fourth studio album by the American alternative metal band Deftones. It was released on May 20, 2003 through Maverick Records. Although achieving a greater critical reception, Deftones commercially disappointed Maverick compared with the band's previous effort, White Pony.
The album features a broader spectrum of musical styles than previous Deftones records, ranging from some of their heaviest compositions to rather moody trip hop influences. It would be the band's final album produced by Terry Date, whose collaboration with Deftones dates back to their 1995 debut. This album is arguably their darkest-sounding album to date.