Those who mourn Pantera but couldn't stomach all that Confederate mumbo jumbo might find something to like in The Acacia Strain.

Those who mourn Pantera but couldn't stomach all that Confederate mumbo jumbo might find something to like in The Acacia Strain.

Like a version of "The Great Southern Trendkill" that trades Southern sass for the creeping influence of Warped Tour metalcore, the Massachusetts combo's recent "Wormwood" is built on a foundation of thunderous double-bass kicks and so-dumb-it's-smart down-tuned guitar carnage, with vocals so grotesque you'd swear Vincent Bennett was demon-possessed or at least suffering from the world's worst ulcer.

Terror, Stray from the Path and Harm's Way open Saturday's show at Outland.