Deftones released their eighth studio album, 'Gore' on April 8, a work that seems to divide critics and fans alike. Wanting to place Deftones within a specific style would be almost impossible. These people are more focused on the states of mind represented through alternative rock and metal, and that is why this is a band that is already close to 30 years: they know what they want to do and they know how to do it, always offering impressive results. .
Criticism has turned to 'Gore', receiving an 83 out of 100 in Metacritic and 9 out of 10 in Metal Hammer. From AllMusic they said about 'Gore' that Deftones “have not only overcome a similar fate to other works related to the nu-metal genre, but have continued to push the limits of what metal music can be. Gore is a triumphant reminder that a veteran band can continue to grow and remain relevant. "
'Gore': «They are songs loaded with many moods. It's not a happy-sounding album, but it's not full of anger either. "
The three singles that were released prior to the album's release ('Prayers / Triangles' on February 4,' Doomed User 'on March 16, and' Hearts / Wires' on April 4 ') seemed to show a trip to the past of Deftones, approaching again the style of works like 'White Pony' (2000) or 'Saturday Night Wrist' (2006), quite different albums from each other, and it has been precisely that which seems not to end up liking some fans of the band.
Once completely shelled, 'Gore' is shown as Chino Moreno described him in an interview last year: «They are songs loaded with many moods. It's not a happy-sounding album, but it's not full of anger either. " Chino Moreno's voice continues to be a real bomb, going from the softest and most brittle register to the most ragged scream in a matter of seconds, moving in total agreement with the strength of Stephen Carpenter's guitar. Here is the streaming album for you to judge for yourself.
GORE is here. Get it anywhere music is sold or streamed. pic.twitter.com/SJrRIEwNdo
- Deftones (@deftones) April 8th 2016