On Friday, Deftones released their new album, Gore, through Reprise Records. Spotify users can stream it in full below. It’s also available over on Apple Music.
Gore serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Koi No Yokan and the band’s eighth overall. the 11-song tracklist includes “Prayers/Triangles”, “Doomed User”, and “Hearts/Wires”.
Frontman Chino Moreno discussed the group’s approach to writing and recording in an interview with Noisey:
“I think with every record we kinda try to expand a little bit on what we did last and at the same time try to maintain what it is that we do. Sonically it’s a little different. Our gear, that was one thing that was a little different. Everybody sorta took up a different sonic space on certain parts of this record. The songs themselves, the structure and things like that, we spent a little bit more time refining. The last couple records were pretty much written and recorded in a small frame of time. This one, we branched out into a year process of these really quick little spurts of writing. Like, eight to ten days of locking ourselves in a room and everybody going home for a month or two and coming back. Doing that was cool because we got to reflect on ideas and tweak em and refine things a little more.”
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In his glowing review of the record, Jon Hadusek writes, “Gore could be the Deftones’ best album, but you can earnestly say that about any album they’ve ever created and make a strong argument. If anything, it’s the most modern, and a statement that style and substance are not mutually exclusive. Gore has both. It depicts a band in creative turmoil, the chief songwriting forces of Moreno and Carpenter clashing over direction, yet finding a compromise that remains true to their sound.”
Additionally, the band has just let loose the new video for “Prayers/Triangles”. Directed by Charles Bergquist (Tycho, Matthew Dear), it finds Deftones performing on a sound stage as colorful silhouettes. Other scenes show Moreno sprinting through a shadowy neighborhood at night.
Purchase a copy of the album here.
02. Acid Hologram
03. Doomed User
04. Geometric Headdress
06. Pittura Infamante
10. Phantom Bride