Every so often, I’m guilty of judging a book by its cover. After you’ve been listening to music from a critical standpoint for a while, you start to pick up on certain patterns that begin to appear as trends come and go, and one of the big tip-offs for me that a band will likely be a derivative paint-by-numbers djent/metalcore band is the ‘Plurals’  style moniker. With this in mind, I was expecting a band by the name Acres to be some sort of band that fits in to that scene of music, but instead was pleasantly surprised by their emotive hardcore and atmospheric post-rock style akin to fellow countrymen Devil Sold His Soul and Burials (alright, another Plurals outlier!). You can listen to their climactic self titled EP below:

Acres is available on Bandcamp for whatever price you’re willing to pay and visit Acres on Facebook to keep up with the band.

– JR

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