The Acacia Strain The Most Heard Unheard
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MichaelSnoxall
February 19th 2013



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And my love for this band has gone down a lot over the past couple of years. When I first came to this site, I rated their album based on when I last heard them like three years ago. In more recent times I've given them listens and find them a lot more boring. I initially had Wormwood at a 4, then a 3.5, then a 3, then a 2.5, then I brought it down to a 2 before I had my ratings wipe. Continent is still a solid 3.5 for me, though. I did have that one at a 4.5. But yeah, TAS are one of those bands I listened to a lot a few years ago and grew out of them.

I still like them, but they're still a breakdown-infested shitcore band that plays in the same vein as Oceano and Emmure.

SlMBOLlC
February 19th 2013



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ahh i had a feeling that was the case. yeh tas are like that, but they did it in a way that was fun and enjoyable for a time

SlMBOLlC
February 19th 2013



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continent for me is a low 4, maybs 3.8 exactly
but mostly i appreciate the way they were able to make good records using the worst tendencies in the dxc genre

DirtBagDan
February 19th 2013



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MichaelSnoxall has just proven he is a hypocrite.

Good review, 28, crikey ain't that a lot.

MichaelSnoxall
February 19th 2013



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How have I proven I'm a hypocrite? I never said I didn't like The Acacia Strain. I never said they were a bad band. I said they are in the same group as Oceano and Emmure, etc when it comes to deathcore that just breaks down over and over and over.



TheMoreira
February 19th 2013



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Yeah this isn't probably that good.

These guys make great albums for a casual listen. Other than that, i still prefer Emmure/Oceano.

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MrElmo
February 19th 2013



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Deathcore looks like the only genre with no really good artists at all. Might be wrong but is anybody here able to give me one excellent deathcore band?

YankeeDudel
February 19th 2013



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people always point to the red chord or glass casket but even those bands are 3.3s at best so nah not really

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MrElmo
February 19th 2013



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Don't think I'll ever have to bother with this genre then (might try red chord out of curiosity)

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2013



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Album Rating: 2.5

The Red Chord and Glass Casket are great because they focus more on technicality and less on breakdowns. The Contortionist too if youre into more proggy stuff. The rest can foad

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Mickeymau5
February 19th 2013



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Who pioneered breakdowns? Pantera?

MrElmo
February 19th 2013



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I hate prog unless its psychy, technicality can also be a trap into wankcore. Pantera are cool and don't deserve to be in this thread.

MichaelSnoxall
February 19th 2013



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Pretty sure Suffocation pioneered the deathcore breakdown.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2013



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Album Rating: 2.5

"Pretty sure Suffocation pioneered the deathcore breakdown."

Oh michael.

Sweet, sweet michael.

MichaelSnoxall
February 19th 2013



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*sigh* before you call me an idiot, learn to read. I said Suffocation pioneered the deathcore breakdown. I never said Suffocation pioneered breakdowns or invented breakdowns. Breakdowns have been around for an age. But whilst a lot of older metalcore uses more hardcore oriented breakdowns, modern deathcore uses the death metal breakdown pioneered by Suffocation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72BkII5Z9Cg

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2013



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Album Rating: 2.5

"*sigh* before you call me an idiot, learn to read. I said Suffocation pioneered the deathcore breakdown."

Yeah thats what i was afraid of

apert
February 19th 2013



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agree with snoxall, deathcore bands are just ripping off suffocation most of the time

and animosity is another good deathcore band

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2013



20632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ripping them off is one thing but saying they were pioneers of the worst part of a shit genre is ridiculous

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2013



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You guys know that "breakdowns" were a term associated with drum/bass beats void of guitar and vocals from blues and some jazz right?

MichaelSnoxall
February 19th 2013



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You guys know that "breakdowns" were a term associated with drum/bass beats void of guitar and vocals from blues and some jazz right?

Yes, I knew that. Hence why I said they've been around for an age. Once again, learn to read what I said: I NEVER SAID SUFFOCATION INVENTED BREAKDOWNS.






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