If there’s one band out there that simply refuses to make less than awesome material, it’s alternative metal veterans Deftones. From 2000’s career highlight White Pony to 2012’s sharp yet atmospheric Koi No Yokan, there aren’t many bands who, 21 years after their debut album, continue to make important and high-quality albums that will stand the test of time.
You can probably throw their 8th studio album Gore in that category as well. Like more recent Deftones albums, it’s a challenging listen that might not be immediate at first, but tracks like “Hearts / Wires” and single “Doomed User” are stunning slice of ethereal post-metal that channel classic Deftones, while simultaneously blazing an entirely new, more ambient direction for the band.
The band is releasing the new album this Friday, April 8th. However, a somewhat low quality version of the album made its way to various sites online, including Youtube. You can find that version below, but if this one gets deleted, we’ll make sure to add the inevitable stream when one surfaces sometime this week.