A lot has happened with The Acacia Strain in the last year or so since the release of their latest album Death Is The Only Mortal, which you can read my review of here. The band lost long time member Daniel 'DL' Laskiewicz, who was a big part of the bands writing process from day one, but had not been touring with the band for sometime. Shortly after they announced his departure they announced the addition of two new guitarists, Devin Shidaker (ex-Oceano guitarist) and Richie Gomez (ex-Molotov Solution guitarist). Many were curious how much of an impact DL's departure would have on the bands writing but after listening to this new track 'Above' I think we don't have much reason for concern.
Check out 'Above' now:
The song definitely feels exactly like something you'd find on one of their albums, it's not the most impressive work to date but I think the purpose of this EP is to show the bands fans that they'll be fine regardless of the member shake-up.
On a side note, does it bother anyone else when there are seemingly random uses of punctuation in a lyric video?
Above/Below is due out November 12th via Rise Records!