Sound — 9
Underoath has very clearly matured and developed their sound on Define The Great Line. With intriguing guitar riffs and interwoven melodies, they compliment the general harshness and "punch-in-the-gut" style music Underoath is famous for. Define The Great Line is also a two-part release: the regular edition CD, plus a special edition CD/DVD combo featuring a "making-of" documentary.
Lyrics — 10
Spencer's lyrics are always above average for his genre. And the combo of him and Aaron on vocals is a welcome sound, the mix of harsh screams and smooth vocal melodies. It's good to hear that Spencer has reverted to his original screaming style, instead of a Dallas Taylor-style imitation, reminiscint of his old band This Runs Through. With deeper growls and a generally more emotional touch, this is his best recorded effort to-date.
Overall Impression — 9
This is, without question, Underoath's most hailed effort, and it lives up to it's hype. With the evolved sound of Underoath's music, coupled with Spencer's insane screams, this may be the band's best album. If lost or stolen, I would rebuy in an instant, if not just for the music, but the amazing album art and DVD.