Wrath, pain and prevail, are just a few things I feel when listening to The Acacia Strains new album Gravebloom. This is their eighth album in total and third under label, Rise Records. One thing can be for certain, Gravebloom will rip you open and lay waste to your inner turmoil. Opening personal wounds, vocalist Vincent Bennett lets the blood drip out onto the page. Every drop woven with anger, hate, and contempt, to be formed into the bludgeoning lyrics you hear from song one to 11.
The first song on the album called “Weightless,” bares the rage inside with “so fucking worthless, you served your purpose, I see you shaking, you should be nervous.” Whew, with lyrics like that throughout, you crawl into a dark corner because the pain is too great to bear. The title track, “Gravebloom” reveals cauterizing despair, being cast aside, along with “Abyssal Depths.” The eighth song “Calloused Mouth” is precisely what it means, “calloused mouth, you should be ashamed of yourself.” But all hope is not lost and the last song, “Cold Gloom” is a testament to, I suffered, I endured, and I rise. Gravebloom, takes you on an emotional journey of one person’s trials and triumph. I had a moment to chat with vocalist Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain, about the new album Gravebloom, set to drop on July 30,2017. We talked about the album and what we can best take away from the lyrics. We also discussed the making of and writing process of the album and what we can expect to see moving forward for the band.
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