Sound — 9
The album starts off one the first song with what sounds like a crazy laugh, and then gets all heavy, maybe to kind of introduce you to them, but sound quality of the CD is great, although guitars in most of the songs can be a bit too basic and sometimes repetitive. But it still gives you that heavy feel that makes you want to keep listening. They also have a keyboardist who is an amateur but isnt bad, but he dosen't get a lot of time on this album at all, unlike the upcoming albums. Screaming is amazing, and so are the drums.
Lyrics — 10
Being a christian band, the lyrics in my opinion are amazing, really showing theyre love for the lord. They sing on alot of issues ranging from abortion, to rape, to suicide. But what I find funny is how if you heard these guys without knowing who they are or what they stand for, you would probaly think they are possesed, or ready to kill something, but if you go back and read the lyrics you will understand fully.
Overall Impression — 10
Underoath is amazing, although they have changed alot music style wise in theyre more recent albums, they are still great and are a great influence. With songs like Act Of Depression overpassing the 10 minute mark, and all of they're other songs being over 5 minutes long, its well worth the money you would pay to buy it. Notable songs: Act Of Depression, Watch Me Die, Innocence Stolen. If you are looking for an alternative to death metal that just deals with rage and death and sorrow, check out these guys you won't be disapointed. If I lost this album or it broke, I would cry my eyes out because it is almost impossible to find anywhere, except for one ebay where it might go for over 60 bucks.