By DEFTONES | Reprise Records | Release Date: 8th Apr 2016
76
Metalscore

Mostly favourable reviews based on 11 critics
Critic score distribution:
  1. Gold: 0
  2. Silver: 10
  3. Bronze: 1
Critic Reviews
80
By Calum Slingerland
Continuing to age gracefully, Deftones deliver an emotionally divided release with Gore, one that will continue to endear and swing with your own mood — however you're feeling.
80
By Jonathan Rimmer
‘Gore’ is the record where Deftones double back on themselves and return to challenging their listeners.
80
By Neil Z. Yeung
Gore is a triumphant reminder of the band's ever-evolving sound and their continuing ability to push the boundaries of metal.
80
By Rob Sayce
Still unique and still inspired, Deftones return to the ring for another round of beauty and brutality.
80
By Riley Rowe
With myself and many others labeling it as a grower, I can't yet conclude where Gore lays on the quality spectrum of Deftones' discography, but it certainly isn't near the top with concrete classics Around the Fur or White Pony.
80
By Mark Beaumont
Largely flirting with conformity from a distance, ‘Gore’ really comes into its own in the latter half, when Deftones open the silo doors on their buried missiles of epic melody.
80
By Joe Goggins
The band stop short of total reinvention, but the difference in feel and tone is absolutely palpable.
78
By Ian Cohen (Contributor)
If Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan were a vindication of Deftones’ formula, Gore captures the inimitable essence of the band.
70
By Alex Sievers
‘Gore’ is NOT the pinnacle of what Deftones’ music can be, but, as per usual from the group, it’s pretty damn solid.
70
By Andy O'Connor
They’re still ahead of their contemporaries despite not making wholesale changes to their sound from their self-titled 2003 album onwards, which tells you more about the state of mainstream radio rock than the band themselves.
60
By Jonathan Barkan
After two absolutely stellar releases in the form of Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan, my hopes were high that lightning would strike a third time. Alas, Gore simply isn’t Deftones at their finest. It’s a mediocre release from a stellar band.