Acacia
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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Stand out tracks for me include ‘Nailgun’, ‘Whale Shark’ and the surprising, twenty seven minutes long closer, ‘Observer’. While this band has been at the wrong end of our criticism many a time in the past, I do feel that this album is a step forward for them. What do you think? Do you like this new approach or does it feel contrived? Sound off in the comments below!

-EK

 

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