New England metal titans THE ACACIA STRAIN have just dropped “C,” a new seven inch and digital release today through Rise Records. It’s available here.
It features two tracks: “Crossgates” and “I breathed in the smoke deeply it tasted like death and I smiled,” the latter of which features Left Behind singer Zach Hatfield.
“This is my personal favorite set of two, but don’t let that sway your opinion,” says vocalist Vincent Bennett. “Short and sweet meets long and depressing — the perfect combination. Zach from Left Behind was the obvious choice for ‘I breathed….’ He added so much to the song and I’m happy he was able to. We are living hell.”
The band previously issued the “D” seven inch and digital single. It included “Feed A Pigeon, Breed A Rat” and “Seeing God,” and the latter track features Aaron Heard of Jesus Piece/Nothing. Listen here. Revolver deemed it “pummeling” and “the sound of straight-up insanity.” Meanwhile, MetalSucks proclaimed, “So much new Acacia Strain music in such a short timespan! WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE!!”
The “E” seven inch and digital single landed soon after and boasts two tracks — “Solace and Serenity” and “The Lucid Dream.” Guest vocalist Jess Nyx of Mortality Rate appears on “The Lucid Dream.” Listen here. Perhaps Metal Injection said it best: “This band is simply on fire in 2020.”