Published Jan 28, 2020Deathcore pioneers the Acacia Strain departed 2019 with a post-metal concept album depicting the alternate theories around gods and their history with humanity.
This is some of the band's finest work, with a reverb-drenched doom atmosphere maintaining a constant presence. Every word that vocalist Vincent Bennett preaches is thunderous, layered with textures and passion, proving why his intense guttural screams are among the best in the game. The drumming is also a perfect performance from drummer Kevin Boutot, pairing well with the constant drowning guitars and breakdowns.
It Comes in Waves shows true growth for a band that did so much for the current state of heavy music, but never get the recognition they deserve; the band are pushing their craft to the next level, after their past two efforts were nothing more than average metal-core records.
This latest effort is everything fans need to remind us why the Acacia Strain made such an impression between 2006 and 2012. Indulge yourself in the immense creative nightmare that this album is. (Closed Casket Activities)