Album Review: Acacia – Tills Döden Skiljer Oss Åt
Posted by Irmelinis
Release Date: July 1, 2013 on Art of Propaganda Records
Length: 60 minutes
Genre: Depressive black/doom metal with a slight post-rock feeling
Recommended for fans of: Alcest, Leviathan, Evoken, Drudkh
Description: The band Acacia was born out of the black/doom metal group Livsnekad from Sweden. Under their previous name they released two EP’s and one full length in 2009 before they changed their name to Acacia in 2010 and went for a more depressive black metal sound. Here is their debut album, titled in Swedish: Tills Döden Skiljer Oss Åt (Until Death Do Us Part), filled with powerful, atmospheric and well written music. It’s beautiful, emotional and dynamic. A haunting piano starts off the first song ‘Död Mans Mask’ and after a while it’s joined by sorrowful violins; this lets us know it’s going to be a very melancholic listening experience. The vocals are quite soothing and complements the music nicely. All the lyrics are in Swedish, which sounds weird to me, because I’m not used to hearing metal sung in my own language, but I have to admit it works well. The album is around an hour long, with the longest song ‘Amourens Redoxreaktion’ being over 17 minutes. It can be a bit difficult to tell the songs apart, but if you, like me, tend to like flowing albums where the songs connect to each other, this is a positive thing.
Recommended songs: Egocentrisk Isolation, Amourens Redoxreaktion
Conclusion: ‘Tills Döden Skiljer Oss Åt’ is a solid, very enjoyable record with several unique elements. Great debut album!
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