Define The Great Line review by Underoath

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  • Released: Jun 20, 2006
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (325 votes)
Underoath: Define The Great Line
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Sound — 8
The music and the screaming in this album reflect the earlier days of Underoath, back when Dallas Taylor was the lead vocalist. Very heavy guitar, and deeper vocals than the past few albums. Also, Aaron does a pretty good job with his emo-style singing. Overall, the sound can tell you all you need to know about how serious these guys are, but if you're new to Underoath, or the metal genre altogether, you may need to have the lyrics right there in front of you. At first sound, you may assume it to be "satan music", because of the heaviness.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics have the ability to be interpreted many ways, although either way you look at it, the entire album talks about suffering, eventually leading up to the final track, "To Whom It May Concern", which pretty much tells you to forget the past, and keep going forward, because eventually, "you'll find what you've been longing for". Another album from the brilliant mind of God, through Spencer Chamberlain. My personal favorite songs would have to be "in Regards To Myself", "There Could Be Nothing After This", "Writing on the Walls", "You're Ever So Inviting", and "Moving For the Sake of Motion."

Overall Impression — 8
The impression one could get from this album is very rough and harsh. But, if they look at the lyrics, or can understand, they will be blessed. The songs are very delicate, but the music at first sound can be harsh. what I really loved about it is the way it's so deep, and it's so truthful to what the Christian life is like. But what I didn't like about it is that you sometimes had to think about what they were saying. If it were stolen or lost, I'd definately get it again.

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    xCoilx
    x__underoath__x wrote: nostiQ wrote: I can't hear the guitar over the screaming vocalist, who only screams to compensate for his lack of vocal talent. Whatever happened to trying to sound good? Your an idiot
    actually hes right. screaming is no talent. screaming is a replacement for people who cant sing not one good note.and im saying that and i actually like the band. And you need to stop calling people idoits. you ****ing dumbass. also.....stop being concerned what their religon is.....its none of your business....just listen to the damn music
    underfan15
    CrashedTheShow3 wrote: This album was sickkkk. I personally like A Moment Suspended In Time, and Moving For The Sake Of Motion. Has anyone else noticed that Spencer cant scream for shit tho? If youve seen them live, or have there special Edition TOCS, you can see that he is all over the place with highs and lows. I think they put a bunch of efects in his voice on the albums. but i still think he's alot better than Dallas.
    One: those songs were okay, but i personally love "In Regards To Myself", "There Could Be Nothing After This", and "You're Ever So Inviting" Two: His voice actually isnt half bad (this coming from a guy whose 1st screaming band was Underoath, but who cares). Ive seen one of the concerts on video.aol.com, and he's really not half bad. It was Aaron who seemed to be rather straining and dehydrated. Three: i don't think anyone could argue with you there, although Dallas' low "growl" was better than Spencer, no offense to Spencer fanboys.