Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Research on the band - The Acacia Strain

The Acacia Strain are an American extreme metal band from Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA, founded in 2001. The band have undergone a large amount of lineup changes since their inception, although their current lineup consists of -

Vincent Bennett - Vocals
Daniel 'DL' Laskiewicz - Guitars, production and programming
Jack Strong - Bass
Kevin Boutot - Drums

n.b - DL has recently been away from touring whilst taking care of his family, so the band have employed two guitarists to replace him on a temporary basis for touring.

The band have released a substantial discography since they begun, among some old EP's and demos with other bands, their discography comprises of;
  • ...And Life Is Very Long (2002)
  • 3750 (2004)
  • The Dead Walk (2006)
  • Continent (2008)
  • Wormwood (2010)
The Acacia Strain have also made a few videos for each album, aside from their initial effort. The videography of the band include;
  • Smoke Ya Later (2004)
  • 3750" (2005)
  • Angry Mob Justice (2006)
  • Skynet" (2009)
  • The Most Known Unknown (DVD, 2010)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2010)
  • The Impaler (2011)
From left to right: ...And Life Is Very Long, 3750, The Dead Walk, Continent, The Most Known Unknown DVD, Wormwood.

Reviewers and critics have described the band as utilizing "a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, and a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore, noise, and death and doom metal. A recent review of Wormwood described the album as "an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes of Sepultura and Pantera." The band's bassist, Jack Strong, describes their music as hardcore-influenced metal. Although the band is sometimes classified as deathcore, lead vocalist Vincent Bennett has gone on record to say that deathcore "sucks" and that "if anyone calls us 'deathcore' then I might do something very bad to them." Written by lead vocalist Vincent Bennett, the band's lyrics generally center around misanthropy and nihilism. Bennett employs misogynistic and sexually deviant imagery in his lyrics, but usually only as metaphors to help get his points across while keeping the songs' overall meanings open for interpretation.

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