Continent (album)

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Continent
Studio album by The Acacia Strain
Released August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19)
Recorded April 13 – May 15, 2008
Studio Planet Z Studios
Genre Deathcore
Length 43:38
Label Prosthetic
Producer Zeuss, The Acacia Strain
The Acacia Strain chronology
The Dead Walk
(2006)
Continent
(2008)
Wormwood
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars

Continent is the fourth studio album of the American band The Acacia Strain. This is the first album with bassist Jack Strong and second with drummer Kevin Boutot. Recording began on April 13, 2008 and it was released August 19, 2008 via Prosthetic Records.[2] Frontman Vincent Bennett also spoke to MTV News about the band's forthcoming LP, saying it was the band's "darkest" effort to date.

The album debuted at No. 107 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart with first week sales of almost 5,600.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Skynet"   4:22
2. "Seaward"   4:16
3. "Dr. Doom"   2:26
4. "Forget-Me-Now"   2:43
5. "Cthulhu"   3:27
6. "Baby Buster"   4:18
7. "Balboa Towers"   4:36
8. "JFC" (Jesus fucking Christ) 2:57
9. "Kräken"   2:41
10. "The Combine"   2:02
11. "The Behemoth"   6:37
12. "Staypuft"   3:15
Total length:
43:38
Vinyl edition bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Global Warming"   2:55
Total length:
46:33

Personnel[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 107
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 13
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[6] 18
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

Trivia[edit]

  • Several of the albums tracks refer to the television show Arrested Development:
    • "Seaward" (name of GOB's boat)
    • "Forget-Me-Now" (name of GOB's date-rape drug)
    • "Baby Buster" (Buster's Nickname)
    • "Balboa Towers" (name of Lucille's Mansion Community)
  • The final 3 lines of "Skynet" are a reference to the message board on Lambgoat.com
  • An internet rumor circulated stating that lyrics on the first track, "Skynet", were written about the band Emmure and how they have allegedly ripped off The Acacia Strain, although vocalist Vincent Bennett has denied this on stage numerous times. Regardless, Emmure responded to plagiarism claims in their song "R2DEEPTHROAT".

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