The Most Known Unknown

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Acacia Strain sums up the first eight years of its career on the 20-track live album The Most Known Unknown (which is also available in a CD/DVD package, the DVD containing video versions of 11 of the songs). The band's nihilistic attitude is on display early in the dedication of the opening track, "Whoa! Shut It Down," "for the entire f---ing human race," which also gets across the expletive-strewn vocabulary of lead howler Vincent Bennett, when his words can be made out. But the band's audience seems to share its scorn, and the listeners turn participants to chant along with Bennett. The tempos vary from plodding to breakneck, sometimes in the same song, as if ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Acacia Strain sums up the first eight years of its career on the 20-track live album The Most Known Unknown (which is also available in a CD/DVD package, the DVD containing video versions of 11 of the songs). The band's nihilistic attitude is on display early in the dedication of the opening track, "Whoa! Shut It Down," "for the entire f---ing human race," which also gets across the expletive-strewn vocabulary of lead howler Vincent Bennett, when his words can be made out. But the band's audience seems to share its scorn, and the listeners turn participants to chant along with Bennett. The tempos vary from plodding to breakneck, sometimes in the same song, as if waves of energy were passing through the players, at times filling them and at others draining them. Bennett actually adopts some conventional stage mannerisms, introducing songs and saying, "Thank you," an odd juxtaposition from the rage he expresses otherwise. The editing of the disc is sometimes curious, with a track fading out on the introduction of the next song, only to have that introduction repeated in the next track. It would have been better to let the show run in continuous fashion, the better to build its force. But then, the Acacia Strain rarely lacks for forcefulness, and whenever things seem to be lagging, Bennett instructs his bandmates and his listeners to "Wake the f--- up!"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • Label: Prosthetic Records
  • UPC: 656191011426
  • Catalog Number: 101142
  • Sales rank: 96,464

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whoa! Shut it Down! (3:39)
  2. 2 See You Next Tuesday (3:11)
  3. 3 3750 (2:56)
  4. 4 4x4 (2:36)
  5. 5 Skynet (3:57)
  6. 6 Brown Noise (3:36)
  7. 7 As if Set Afire (3:20)
  8. 8 Dr. Doom (2:32)
  9. 9 Baby Buster (3:52)
  10. 10 Cthulhu (3:30)
  11. 11 Burnface (1:34)
  12. 12 Combine (3:04)
  13. 13 Angry Mob Justice (2:57)
  14. 14 Demolishor (3:15)
  15. 15 Balboa Towers (4:42)
  16. 16 Passing the Pencil Test (3:17)
  17. 17 Forget-Me-Now (3:22)
  18. 18 Sun Poison and Skin Cancer (5:11)
  19. 19 JFC (3:17)
  20. 20 Carbomb (2:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Whoa! Shut It Down! (3:19)
  2. 2 See You Next Tuesday (2:58)
  3. 3 3750 (2:33)
  4. 4 4x4 (2:18)
  5. 5 Brown Noise (4:57)
  6. 6 Angry Mob Justice (2:52)
  7. 7 As if Set Afire (4:01)
  8. 8 Dr. Doom (2:46)
  9. 9 Burnface (2:45)
  10. 10 Sun Poison and Skin Cancer (5:09)
  11. 11 Carbomb (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Acacia Strain Primary Artist
Benjamin John Sounds
Technical Credits
Paul Romano Artwork, Art Direction
Enoch Jensen Live Sound
Frank Godla Camera Operator
Mike Poulin Interviewer
David Brodsky Director, Operation
Jay Van Schelt Camera Operator
Allison Woest Producer
Leah Urbano Producer
Ben Jon Engineer
Bart Bartolamie Camera Operator
Adam Chinoy Camera Operator
Eddie Salerno Jr. Camera Operator
Gary Powell Camera Operator
Manuel Santiago Camera Operator
Manny Santiago Director, Camera Operator
Jon Marton Camera Operator
Joe Defillippo Camera Operator
Nate Adajian Live Sound
Mark McArthur Engineer
Todd Willie Stage Manager
Todd Cardini Camera Operator
Tim Coakley Engineer
Pete Robertson Engineer
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