New The Acacia Strain Song
2013-10-22 by Joshua Hunt | 49 Comments

The Acacia Strain has released a new track, entitled 'Above', which is set to appear on a new two track 7", Above/Below.

This is set to be the first release that does not feature DL Laskiewicz on guitar and the first release that will feature new members Devin Shidaker and Richie Gomez on guitar. The EP is set to be released on November 12, 2013 and will also be available on iTunes.

You can listen to the song here: youtu.be/ZPR61a_Jdek

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brunch
October 21st 2013

10 Comments


I enjoyed it

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


I like it too. I'm a big TAS fan. Not because they have outstanding musicianship but because they are fun and they have always been reliable when it comes to putting out music that progresses but still remains true to the sound they set out to create. I know most of sputnik doesn't like them but whatever. Even with the new guitarists it still sounds just like what I would expect out of them.

MegaJake1024
October 21st 2013

715 Comments


Don't understand how this music is 'fun.' "Nose attuned to the scent of burning flesh" - I'll never enjoy a song that has
that kind of stupid, grotesque lyrical content. Metal for me is about screaming something your passionate about. This
screams 'I'm a pyscho dick.' Fuck this band and whatever genre it falls into.

Digging: To The Wind - Block Out The Sun and Sleep

Uranium
October 21st 2013

7081 Comments


emmure ruined this band for me. yet another reason i hate emmure.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


@MegaJake1024 Listen to the older stuff, its not like that. But if you must know, its just nihilist lyrics and they don't mean what they are at face value.

@Uranium how did Emmure ruin them for you?

JustinKing
October 21st 2013

1296 Comments


These guys have always been infinitely better than Emmure. Even though it isn't too often, at least they bring something other than chugs to the table from time to time.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


Yep, and at least they write songs that sound different from one another.

JustinKing
October 21st 2013

1296 Comments


That, and Vincent, regardless of his more limited range, is by far a better vocalist.

barbietattoo
October 21st 2013

10 Comments


the guitar tone is so cornball.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


And The Acacia Strain actually has shows where shit gets destroyed, bones get broken and anger is supreme and when Emmure has shows 15 year old scene kids try to have sex with each others hair.

AtomicShane
October 21st 2013

1766 Comments


dat bleaeh doe

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


lol bleaah

Uranium
October 21st 2013

7081 Comments


yea the a.s. ARE much better than emmure but at the end of the day it's still, bland open ended strumming that exhausted itself years ago.

Puckoff
October 21st 2013

36 Comments


These guys put on a good live show. Plus I met Vincent and he was legit.

JustinKing
October 21st 2013

1296 Comments


I agree for the most part. Not huge on them, but I can jam them when I want to kinda let loose and hear really meatheaded lyrics and junz.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


TAS is the only band out of that whole genre of chug shit I listen to because it actually isn't as bland as it seems first few listens. If we use the "bland open ended strumming" logic then we should go hate on every 4 chord punk progression, singer songwriter that uses a 2-5-1 progression and every metal guitarist that plays an arpeggio in a track. It's music and TAS does this type of music better than any other band out there.

StJimmyRocks92
October 21st 2013

85 Comments


first song of theirs I've enjoyed

Uranium
October 21st 2013

7081 Comments


they're the best of the chuggers out there... wait no meshuggah m/

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


@puckoff insane live show. Every time I've seen them it's been absolutely insane whether it be in a large venue or a club setting.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


Meshuggah is a different animal though. TAS is what Meshuggah would be if Meshuggah was hardcore.

AfterTheBreakdown
October 21st 2013

7108 Comments


I saw plenty of people get knocked out during emmure nothing during the acacia strain.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


Must have been at a shit show. It's all about the people and it's all about whose headlining. When TAS is headlining or they are a big name on the tour people show and give it hell for the most part.

jmumf
October 21st 2013

56 Comments


Haven't enjoyed anything of theirs since Continent, this song continues that trend unfortunately.

joshuahuntkc
October 21st 2013

1579 Comments


understandable. The Dead Walk and Continent are their best works. I still really like wormwood a lot and I liked where they took it with DITOM for the most part.

Winsomniac
October 22nd 2013

7968 Comments


Okay this junz so fucking hard.

joshuahuntkc
October 22nd 2013

1579 Comments


yep

J0ckstrapsFTW
October 22nd 2013

3652 Comments


bleeeeaaahhh

joshuahuntkc
October 22nd 2013

1579 Comments


i'm not going to be able to stop lolling at that comment andcas. what a great troll.... dear god I hope your trolling, but I know your not.

Understanding In a Crash
October 22nd 2013

427 Comments


Don't understand how this music is 'fun.' "Nose attuned to the scent of burning flesh" - I'll never enjoy a song that has
that kind of stupid, grotesque lyrical content. Metal for me is about screaming something your passionate about. This
screams 'I'm a pyscho dick.' Fuck this band and whatever genre it falls into.

lol.

joshuahuntkc
October 22nd 2013

1579 Comments


that's why I can't stand it. Frankie's vocals are awful and the band just rips off TAS's ideas. They're a joke because they do the same thing over and over again and it's equally awful everytime. Goodbye to gallows was just the start of that trend. uninspired copy paste breakdown, bro slam, generic lyric about sleeping with a girl a then telling her shes a slut, breadown, metalcore riff, breakdown. that's all emmure is.

asleeepysnorlax
October 22nd 2013

3 Comments


Nothing will top The Dead Walk or 3750. The last time I saw TAS headlining in a small venue, they killed it. One of the most violent shows I've ever been to.

Spec
October 22nd 2013

27135 Comments


For some reason I always get excited when these guys release something and am always disappointed

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ToMMyMiL16
October 22nd 2013

261 Comments


i wanna see where you sleep

ToMMyMiL16
October 22nd 2013

261 Comments


3750 is their best song

ToMMyMiL16
October 22nd 2013

261 Comments


3750 is their best song

MosesMalone
October 22nd 2013

1836 Comments


Holy shit an acacia strain thread not full of hate, where am I?
Death is the only mortal is super sick and I bet this is too.

joshuahuntkc
October 22nd 2013

1579 Comments


yeah burnface is awesome. they played that when I saw them last month.

TomAkaVeto
October 22nd 2013

1624 Comments


The Demolisher is another rad track from The Dead Walk. Overall Continent is their best release, in my opinion. Nothing since then has been very good.

Hospital
October 22nd 2013

2052 Comments


"Don't understand how this music is 'fun.' "Nose attuned to the scent of burning flesh" - I'll never enjoy a song that has
that kind of stupid, grotesque lyrical content. METAL for me is about screaming something your passionate about. This
screams 'I'm a pyscho dick.' Fuck this band and whatever genre it falls into."


you mean hardcore?


joshuahuntkc
October 22nd 2013

1579 Comments


Wormwood is a really solid album as a whole. I liked it a lot. I think The Dead Walk is the best though, I'm ok with 3750 but it's just sort of alright imo.

TBliss2
October 22nd 2013

504 Comments


I do like alot of TAC's stuff, but this song is pretty redundant. From their last few releases, when you've heard one song you've heard them all.

IntoTheFire
October 22nd 2013

89 Comments


"I saw plenty of people get knocked out during emmure nothing during the acacia strain."

but when you factor in the average body weight, number of females and number of fgts at an emmure show it becomes apparent that the likelihood of a person getting knocked out is approximately 56% higher due to these factors alone and not the actual violence level of the show

joshuahuntkc
October 22nd 2013

1579 Comments


^^^This right here. Thank you.

CosmicTiger
October 22nd 2013

24 Comments


This is almost as heavy as Creedence Clearwater Revival. While it didn't meet my elevated standards, I am still very pleased. Thank you Vincent & The Acacia Dragoons, you've nabbed yourself a fan.

Owantjaaaa
October 22nd 2013

3215 Comments


I hope the users that called this band hardcore are joking

Digging: Adebisi Shank - This is the Third Album

AtomicShane
October 22nd 2013

1766 Comments


yeah ive seen some shit at acacia strain...had a shirt ruined with blood from some random dude at an acacia strain show
back in the day

SlMBOLlC
October 22nd 2013

4966 Comments


damn this is a good song brings the riffs harder than their other songs

SlMBOLlC
October 22nd 2013

4966 Comments


and continent > all emmure

Hospital
October 25th 2013

2052 Comments


"I hope the users that called this band hardcore are joking"

who called them hardcore. someone did call them metal, though.



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