Sound — 10
I've come to find that Underoath is not only truly annointed by God, but on this album they proved it to the world. Not only has Spencer grown vastly in the screaming arts, but as well as the deep tones. When I first heared this album the first thing that popped in my head was where the heck did the piano go? I mean he's still there but this cd I feel was based a lot more on heavy guitars and they did a dang good job at it. I honestly don't really remembering the old Underoath sounding like this. Sometimes I'll be honest it was like they were repeating the same riffs over and over again. Don't get me wrong I love Underoath, but Define The Great Line is by far hands down, no contest the best Underoath Yet. More screaming alot less singing then on They're Only Chasing Safety. This album not only defines the Great Line, but it also defines metal, not screamo such as TOCS. This time they like what they did.
Lyrics — 10
The Lyrics are very deep and powerful for anyone who has been in a situation when they feel if God is even there. Everyone gets it. But Underoath's lyrics are always compforting because it tells you that someone else hurts the same you do, and That Our Lord Jesus Christ will see you through anything. The screamer Spencer spills his guts out onto the mic while Aaron has the emo voice to keep any depressed kid happy. And the strength in the throat's of both vocalists is so destructive it matches perfectly with the heavy guitars.
Overall Impression — 10
Personally I hate absolutely no songs whatsoever on this album because they are all so moving. My personal fav. is In Regards To Myself, Returning Empty Handed, Moving For The Sake Of Motion, and Writing On The Walls. I love the complexity that Tim and James have brought out on Define The Great Line. Like on songs such as Casting Such A Thin Shadow, and Everyone Looks So Good From Here. If this CD was jacked from me it's so worth buying 9 times over again.