Deftones: Gore (Reprise) Review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Deftones have milked the tension between vocalist Chino Moreno's tendency towards poppy fey melody and guitarist Stephen Carpenter's tendency towards the heaviest metal imaginable for a long, successful career. Each album becomes a reflection of whether that creative antagonism pushes them to soar (Diamond Eyes, White Pony) or coast (Saturday Night Wrist). Despite the promise of first single "Prayers/Triangles," most of Gore sits in the latter categorya hillock of doomy pop that cowers beside the band's formidable peaks. (

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