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Chicopee, Massachusetts, US (2001 – present)

The Acacia Strain is a heavy band from Chicopee, Massachusetts, US that formed in 2001. The band have since undergone numerous changes in their lineup. To date, they have released five studio albums, as well as two split albums. The Acacia Strain have said they dislike genre labels, and instead describe themselves as “Heavy.” “You might hear other music that sounds like it, but those bands can’t touch what we have. We have heart. We mean it.” Lyrically, they base their music on “hatred, nihilism, humanity’s dependence on technology, and abhorrence for existence.”

The current lineup consists of:
Vincent Bennett - lead vocals
Jack Strong - bass, backing vocals
Kevin Boutot - drums, percussion
Devin Shidaker - lead guitar
Richard Gomez - rhythm guitar


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  • Stern_J

    i really like The Acacia Strain but their lyrics fluxuate from being pretty great to "boy that was clique" also i really like their dips into being actual Doom metal which i hope they continue to expand upon.

    Yesterday 1:12pm Reply
  • TKWartooth

    DITOM took some time to grow on me. Same with the new album. People just need to get over that we're not getting another Dead Walk.

    21 Oct 1:51am Reply
  • Schander

    Christ, why am I still listening to this band... * deletes from library *

    19 Oct 7:56pm Reply
  • Hororo

    Observer is a great funeral doom song. It's an unexpected turn for the Acacia strain but it reminded me of the Halls of Amenti EP by Cephalic Carnage that was also one of their best song.

    19 Oct 4:06pm Reply
  • sangremuerto

    @MICHAELETRON dude, DITOM was their best album, my favorite album. now the second time listening to CW, and the album doesn't seem shitty. he is better than i expected, but production… great lyrics on this one and vocals sound amazing.

    17 Oct 8:40am Reply
  • bobo9390

    DITOM is still my favorite TAS album, but the new one is pretty solid. I just loved the Noise Rock leanings on DITOM. The guitar tone was searing.

    16 Oct 8:27pm Reply
  • MetallFist

    "Observer" is breathtaking [666]

    16 Oct 1:14pm Reply

    also lol at everyone saying DL is missed. maybe old DL, but Wormwood and DITOM were kinda shit so I dunno why everyone wants him back.

    16 Oct 3:51am Reply

    the production is ass tho

    16 Oct 3:50am Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Wow, this album is much better than I was anticipating. It's obvious now, Will Putney is hands down the best producer in deathcore.

    16 Oct 12:14am Reply
  • supostat

    "Observer" is breathtaking [6] their new best track!

    15 Oct 8:01pm Reply
  • unknown0_0

    The new album is great

    15 Oct 7:52pm Reply
  • sangremuerto

    Observer is good, but rest of the album is boring shit with awful sound.

    15 Oct 9:18am Reply
  • ajjekko

    is it just me or is observer mastered way differently from the other tracks? it sounds muddy in comparison to disc 1.

    15 Oct 3:01am Reply
  • Considerables

    new album is fucking AMAZING.

    14 Oct 10:29pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    "Observer" is breathtaking [5] their new best track!

    14 Oct 6:32pm Reply
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  • benson_x

    "Observer" is breathtaking [4] Best on the album

    13 Oct 11:34pm Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    This could have been one of their best works had DL been at the helm as far as guitar goes. Vincent has some good lyrics here. I like about half the songs or so. DL is hugely missed, that guy just had it, his music made this band.

    13 Oct 11:20pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    "Observer" is breathtaking [3] Yeah, it looks like I watched a movie while listening "observer".

    13 Oct 7:59pm Reply
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