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Acres enthüllen ihr zweites Album, “Burning Throne”, am 03. März
Hi and welcome to Lila's review!
Knock, knock? „Burning Throne” is knocking on your playlists.
On March 03, Acres will release their second studio album,Burning Throne“, unveiling a fresh post-hardcore sound that fans can look forward to.
Acres are a post-hardcore/metalcore band from the south of England. Formed in 2011, they have released three EPs and one album within a decade. Especially their album „Lonely World“ gives insight into their versatile sound universe, which is mainly characterized by spherical melodies and anthemic choruses. Now fans can look forward to another work from the band that has honed their sound over the pandemic.
„Burning Throne” combines this spherical sound with strong rhythms that let you literally drift between post-hardcore and metalcore. Strong awakenings meet dramatic melodies here, which pull you deeper and deeper into the unreal atmosphere of the album. Already in their debut album Acres showed their sensitivity for well-balanced soundscapes, now they go one better with their latest work: each song is tuned to the other and merges smoothly into each other. They also manage to keep the balance between energetic and emotional songs, which is especially noticeable from „Burning Throne“ to "Visual Hallucinations“ . Acres thus shows both an impressive development as a band and additionally releases an album that makes listening to it an intense experience. Guitarist Alex Freeman tells about the album:
“Ich bin sehr stolz auf diese Platte, aber es war nicht einfach, sie zu machen. Ich musste mir selbst beibringen, wie ich wieder alleine schreiben kann. Und zu wissen, dass alles von mir abhing, war ziemlich nervenaufreibend. Aber ich habe das Gefühl, dass der Druck des Albums und die Frustration der Abgeschiedenheit aufgrund der Pandemie es mir ermöglicht haben, einen Vibe zu schaffen, den ich schon lange mit Acres erforschen wollte, und ich bin wirklich begeistert von dem Ergebnis”.
The pandemic is a factor that influences many bands to this day. Acres , for example, had to postpone their tour to the end of the year due to psychological and financial reasons, so they used this break to warm up with Dayseeker in May. That this frustration, which has accumulated over the pandemic, also seeks its way before, show songs like „Into Flames“, with which the feelings are literally washed away by the music. Singer Ben explains:
“Into Flames handelt davon, dass einem alles, was man liebt, weggenommen wird. Während der Pandemie wurde das Leben aller auf den Kopf gestellt und dieser Song handelt von der Angst vor dem Unbekannten und der Frage, ob die Dinge jemals wieder so sein werden, wie sie waren”.
The music video for the song was supported by Lewis Cater, who has also worked with All Time Low, Hot Milk as well as Sum41, among others.
Acres have released with this second album a work, which will once again pave their way to bigger stages. It is versatile and certainly offers the right song for each of you to switch off and enjoy.