Since their debut album, Adrenaline, in 1995, the Sacramento-based Deftones have always been a group that has blurred the lines of the metal genre. It has included terms such as a nu-metal, alt-rock, rap metal and pretty much anything else. The one things that has stayed consistent is that their sound has been distinctly Deftones.
From their huge mainstream hit, “Change (In The House of Flies)” in 2000, to their latest charting single, “Prayers/Triangles” of their eighth studio album, Gore, the band has been a driving force for progressing their unique brand of metal. Gore is a moody, dark album, but is not filled with rage and anger that some of the past Deftones albums were rife with.
While it is not as harmonically pleasing in some cases as previous albums, Gore is reaches some of its most brilliant work with songs like “Hearts/Wires” that is more transcendent and balances Chino Moreno’s melodic vocals and the strongly shaped-guitar riffs of Stephen Carpenter.
It is a great representation of the body of work that the Deftones are known for and have added a maturity that is reserved for band that has been playing for 20-plus years. This album is worth a listen for sure.
Gore by Deftones is now available everywhere including iTunes!
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