...And Life Is Very Long is the debut studio album by the American deathcore band The Acacia Strain, released in 2002 through Devil's Head Records. This is the only album by the band to feature more of a metalcore influenced sound. The album features a rerecorded version of the track, "All She Wrote", which was on their demo. This is the only album by the band to include original guitarist Karrie Whitfield. The album was rereleased on April 12, 2007 through Prosthetic Records but with no new content.
- "Cable Ready Techno Slut"
- "...and Life Is Very Long"
- "Roadhead Road"
- "The Widowmaker"
- "All She Wrote"
- "Why Is a Raven Like a Writing Desk"
- "Killing On Empty"
- "Noah Will Be Your Grave"
- "Sloth Loves Chunk"
The Acacia StrainEdit
- Vincent Bennett - lead vocals
- Daniel Laskiewicz - lead guitar
- Karrie Whitfield - bass guitar
- Christopher Daniele - rhythm guitar
- Daniel Daponde - rhythm guitar
- Ben Abert - drums and percussion
- Produced by Adam Dutkiewicz
- The song "Cable Ready Techno Slut" features a sound clip from the movie Return Of The Jedi, where Obi-Wan Kenobi said, "He's more machine now than man".
- The title for the song "Sloth Loves Chunk" is a reference to the movie The Goonies.
- The title for the song "Why Is a Raven Like a Writing Desk" references the riddle in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- The song and album title reference T.S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men.
- The song "... and Life Is Very Long" features a sound clip from the movie Léon: The Professional, where Gary Oldman's character Norman Stansfield says "I take no pleasure in taking a life if it's from a person who doesn't care about it."