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week-in-reviews-2Anytime our reviewers give a record a 4/5 or better score, you can bet it’s worth listening to. Well this week 4/5 of our reviews are at least 4/5 horns. Summaries of all 5/5 after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain – Coma Witch

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The Acacia Strain are lauded as one of the bands that lead the way in terms of the most brutal and heavy Deathcore on the market. Their signature sound is recognizable across all their releases, and the band has put out consistently good music since their inception. However, their last two records received somewhat lukewarm receptions in regards to how similar they sounded, and having to follow up to their opus, Continent, is a tough challenge. Nevertheless, the band has shown over their 12 years in existence that they can still make brutal music while also putting out one of their most experimental works to date.

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The Acacia Strain 
have been teasing us with new tracks from their upcoming album for a while now. However, the whole thing is now available for your listening pleasure. As someone who has not been too loyal of a fan of these guys or their style, I urge you not to write this off as another one of their releases. There are really interesting approaches replete throughout, alongside some hard to resist groove. Get yourself over the jump and give it a listen.

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Acacia Strain - VVorld Demise

The Acacia Strain have a new album due out on the 14th (technically 2 since it’s a dual-disc record) and I am incredibly excited for it. They’re one of my favorite bands, and they’ve impressed me with their first two singles thus far. Now their new single ‘VVorld Demise’ is poised to make old school TAS fans happy. Check it out after the jump!

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SINCE THEIR INCEPTION, UK’S ENIGMATIC THE HELL HAVE DEFENDED HARDCORE AND CAPSLOCK ALIKE, UNAPOLOGETICALLY SLINGING IGNORANT HATEMOSH AND SKEWERING THE ENTIRETY OF METAL CULTURE ALONG THE WAY. IN A SCENE THAT OFTEN TAKES ITSELF TOO SERIOUSLY, THE HELL’S CELEBRATED LIVE SHOW SEES THE UNIT PERFORMING IN BANDANNAS AND SUNGLASSES WHILE CHUGGING TWO-STRINGED GUITARS AND SCREAMING ABOUT DICKS. INFAMOUS THE HELL FRONTMAN “NAILS” TOOK THE TIME TO CHAT WITH RESIDENT MEME AND PHOTO EXPERT MACLYN BEAN ABOUT CAPSLOCK, DICKS, AND OTHER VERY IMPORTANT THINGS IN WHAT MAY VERY WELL BE THE BEST THING THIS WEBSITE HAS EVER DONE. READ THE ENTIRETY OF THEIR CHAT BELOW.

HEY MAN, WHAT’S UP?

HEY. I’M JUST SITTING AROUND SWEATING. YOU?

I’M ALSO SWEATING. IT’S HOT AS FUCK.

OKAY I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

OK, THE ANSWER IS YES. THE NEW SLIPKNOT BASSIST AND DRUMMER ARE  BOTH FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HELL.

OKAY THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT

FIRST QUESTION: WHY CAPS LOCK?

DAVID DRAIMAN IS OUR DAD AND THIS IS HOW WE WERE BROUGHT UP TO TYPE. ALSO OUR MUM IS COURTNEY LOVE, SO THAT’S WHY WE WEAR BANDANAS

REGARDING THE BANDANNAS, HAVE YOU GUYS CONSIDERED CHANGING THE COLOR OF YOUR BANDANNAS EVERY ALBUM TO GIVE SLIPKNOT A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY?

YES, WE BRIEFLY CONSIDERED THAT, BUT CHANGING EVERY ALBUM IS BORING. WE JUST CHANGE WHEN WE FEEL LIKE IT. WE RECENTLY MOVED TO GOLD BANDANAS AND THEY’RE GOOD BUT QUITE RESTRICTING AND DIFFICULT TO BREATHE THROUGH.

LOL OKAY

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BC

It’s not unusual for metal shows to start at 9:00 if you’re talking 9:00 p.m. but it was 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9th, 2003 when Brian Fair, Jon Donais, Paul Romanko, Matt Bachand, and Jason Bittner aka Shadows Fall emerged onto the second stage at Ozzfest in Marysville, California and proved to me that without a doubt Nu-Metal was dead and the real metal music that I love was back with a vengeance. By that point the Shads had already been demonstrating their brand of metal to audiences in their native Western Massachusetts for eight long years but they were just emerging onto the national stage with the release of the epic album “The Art of Balance.” More details after the jump.

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eternal enemies tour

Last week,  Emmure and The Acacia Strain appeared to have buried the hatchet on their long-standing feud as it was announced that The Acacia Strain would act as direct support for Emmure’s appropriately titled Eternal Enemies Tour, also featuring Stray From The Path, Fit For A King, and Kublai Khan. With the announcement came the promise that the full list of dates would be revealed shortly, but dates have since leaked online. Check out the full itinerary below, courtesy of The PRP.

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The Acacia Strain are one of my favorite bands. Ever since I first heard Continent I’ve been hooked. Their last two albums were still good, but nowhere near as crushing as Continent. However, I think the band may be on to something special after hearing their new single for their upcoming record Coma Witch. Peep the video after the jump.

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Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto

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Eight albums into their career, Aborted are showing no signs of slowing down, despite being plagued with an ever-changing lineup. Sure, they’ve released a few duds, but their entire discography is for the most part universally celebrated, and it could be argued that Aborted are one of the few modern death metal bands who have stayed true to the ideals of the genre whilst evolving along with it. Their 2012 opus Global Flatline was released to critical acclaim, and for good reason; frontman and Aborted ringleader Sven de Caluwe has even said so himself that the album that preceded Global FlatlineStrychnine.213, wasn’t really true to the Aborted sound, and on Global Flatline, Aborted got back in touch with their brutal, gory and groovy roots and created a modern death metal masterpiece. Global Flatline put Aborted back on the death metal map (even though they were never really off it) and proved that they are still an absolute powerhouse, and this rekindled momentum has led to the creation of Aborted’s finest album to date, The Necrotic Manifesto.

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aborted guests

Fans of Aborted, rejoice: the recording sessions for the band’s highly anticipated upcoming album The Necrotic Manifesto are wrapping up, and mixing is about to begin. Not only that, the band announced via Facebook that the album will feature Phlegethon from sci-fi obsessed Spanish brutal death stalwarts WORMED and Vincent Bennett from everyone’s favorite deathcore band, The Acacia Strain.

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