Sound — 9
Underoath owns! I love Underoath, they're my favorite band of all time, and "Define The Great Line" definalty contributed to my love. I don't even know what genre to classify them in, Metal? Christin? Screamo? And don't you dare suggest emo, I will slap you in public if you call Underoath emo. They are so far from emo, this is by far their best CD yet. Right next to "They're Only Chasing Safety" Underoath has changed so much from their first two cds, "Act Of Depression" and "Cries Of The Past" which are both still unbelivably great, but I love their new sound more.
Lyrics — 10
Aaron, (clear vocals/drummer)and Spencer (lead, throat vocals) is gifted in what they do. They write beautiful, moving lyrics that you would never know how beautiful they are in the awesome screaming Specer does. When you know what the lyrics are, you'll find that the song has a much deeper meaning then what you're listening to. They have the best lyrics in all of the bands I know. The vocals go hand in hand with the metalcore guitar, bass, and drums. Aaron has a very moving, soothing, calming voice that will relate you to the song, then Spencer's screaming will make you come back for more. Even if you're not a current fan of Underoath, and you really give them a chance, you will love their new CD.
Overall Impression — 10
"Define The Great Line" compares most to their previous album "They're Only Chasing Safety" If you were to listen to "Cries Of The Past" or "Act Of Depression" you'll see that they're talents has expanded and broadend. (Even though they now have different members) I hope that their albums continue to grow more popular, because everyone I know who's never heard of Underoath, then listened to them, loved them shortly after. My favorite songs on "Define The Great Line" are "Writing On The Walls" (of course) "In Regards To Myself," "Everyone Looks So Good From Here" and "They're Could Be Nothing After This." There's not one thing I don't like about the album. I strongly suggest you buy this album, because if you took the time to read this, I know for a fact you will love it.