The Acacia Strain’s “Slow Decay” Smashes Its Way Onto The Charts
The numbers don’t lie.
Neither do the accolades.
The Acacia Strain‘s Slow Decay is one 2020’s best.
“Stunning and suffocating… a serious contender for album of the year.” – Revolver
“a genuinely inventive take on metallic hardcore without abandoning the traits that longtime Acacia Strain fans know and love, and for a band nearly 20 years into their career, that’s a pretty impressive feat.” — Brooklyn Vegan
“Dynamite reminders of why The Acacia Strain are so great.” — Metal Sucks
“The band furthers its maturation into a more sophisticated realm of heavy music.” — Exclaim!
“Some of the finest The Acacia Strain material to date.” — Blabbermouth
“The Acacia Strain have proven themselves as overlords of contemporary heavy music, and Slow Decay is among the biggest moves they’ve made in asserting their devastating dominion.” — New Transcendence
“Consistently crushing.” — New Noise
“It is a massive, lumbering, unstoppable force of doom-soaked beatdown the likes of which could only have been concocted by twenty-year veterans in the year 2020.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“An astonishing achievement.” — Kill Your Stereo
“At times Slow Decay feels like a brick stuck on spin cycle, rattling around the drum until it rips itself apart. That’s the point, though.” — Upset
“Album Number 10 is also firmly anchored in the heart of deathcore, but at the same time has a very strong doom impact.” — Metal Hammer