[Download] ✝✝✝ (Crosses)―The New Project of Chino Moreno of Deftones.

Every so often, throughout the day, I’ll check my Twitter feed. More often than not, there isn’t anything of note; music-related that is. Today, however, there was: “Deftones frontman starts witch house band called †††.” I have to admit, when I first saw this I thought it was a joke. Turns out, it wasn’t.

The truth is: yes, this is Chino Moreno of Deftones in what is, likely, another project of his. Now, is it “witch house?” My assessment says no. In fact, I believe it’s safe to say that it doesn’t really sound that much like it. Of course, branding your band with a bunch of crosses as its name, isn’t really going to help prevent being stamped with such a metatag.

All that aside, the EP, which is available for free download, sounds more like a previous Moreno side-project than anything witch house related. More specifically, it sounds like Team Sleep. A band (and self-titled album) that featured a mixture of the Deftones brooding heaviness, and trip-hop’s hypnotic beats.

The question that remains is: Is it worth downloading? If you’re a fan of Team Sleep, I’d say yes. I just finished listening to it, and it’s not bad. On the other hand, if you’re expecting to hear something along the lines of a Salem or oOoOO then, I’d say no. Because, as I mentioned, aside from the crosses and a few eerie sounds here and there, there isn’t really anything witch house about it.  So… your call.