Sound — 10
This band's music spreads across many genres. Unblack Metal, Death Metal, Deathcore, Metalcore, Hardcore, Punk, And Sadly Popcore. But this CD is truely Underoath at it's best so far, finally reconciling the heaviness of the early records with the energy of the new ones. Except, this isn't exactly a combination. It's a new style of rock never heard of, that may perhaps spawn a new type of rock called Underoathcore due to it's unique awesomeness. Guitars flow so beautifully. Each song has atleast five distinct head-pounding melodies. One must think to himself, will Underoath one day be copied time and time again? My friends Underoath is already establishing itself as the most influencial post-hardcore/melodic hardcore/metalcore band ever (now understand why they need their own genre).
Lyrics — 10
Lyrics are top-rate, though complicated, the main point of each song is comprehendable. They are like no other, is the only way I can explain. Spencer Chamberline may have established himself as the best screamer in both Hardcore and metalcore genres, improving dramatically from the last CD. He is unsurpassed, and, I dare say it, possibly, maybe, better than Dallas Taylor, now I know the Old fans are going to come after me. He is extremely good at transitions, sometimes I can't tell if he's screaming or not (Your Ever So Inviting). Never enough said, Spencer is the bomb. Aaron Gillespie is amazing, being his voice doesn't even belong to the hardcore/metal genre, yet his presence still doesn't water down the band's power; on top of that he plays drums. He is no longer the supporting vocals, as now this band has two phenominal lead vocalists. Unlike many hardcore bands Underoath doesn't only follow the bland tried-but-true sing-scream-sing-scream, but never does the samething twice.
Overall Impression — 10
Seeing how I focused most of my time glofying Underoath and less time describing it, you'll probably push this review off to the side as a biased stupid report. Don't let my stupidity stop you. Listen to Define The Great Line, they are what they are said to be. I've listened to You're Ever So Inviting about fifty times in a row, I better move on to Writing on the Walls. Check out their amazing music videos for the CD, you'll be suprised. Their next CD is going to be even heavier. In a confused music world where ever band is trying to figure out what to compromise on, Underoath compromises nothing, delievering every aspect of their songs awesomally.