Absolutely punishing new album from Boston’s Acacia Strain. Produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, “The Dead Walk” takes bloodied metal hardcore to new extremes of astounding down-tuned heaviness and brutality. Following on from The Acacia Strain’s 2004 Prosthetic debut, “3750”, the “The Dead Walk” opus finds the band at their most composed and confident, taking the down-tuned Acacia Strain trademark to new levels of heavy. Filled with vocalist Vincent Bennett’s bestial bellows, a crushing one-two punch of swift riffs and chest-caving breaks, “The Dead Walk” strips away any clichéd trappings of the genre in favour of pure and perfectly crafted devastation.
”An impressive dark and dingy walk through the sick, sludgy side, and further proof there’s more to the Massachusetts metal sound thank the polished, commercial hum of recent years” – Decibel Magazine.
”…one of the most sonically dense and weighty recordings since the glory days of Crowbar and Iron Monkey” – Terrorizer Magazine.