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Underoath: They're Only Chasing SafetyThey're Only Chasing Safety (2004)
Solid State Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
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The boys of Underoath have solved the puzzle. They have realized that nothing is worse than generic metalcore, and that it is a genre that is becoming over saturated with bands that sound like each other with no distinguishing characteristics. Good job boys. So there they must have been, brainsto.
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The boys of Underoath have solved the puzzle. They have realized that nothing is worse than generic metalcore, and that it is a genre that is becoming over saturated with bands that sound like each other with no distinguishing characteristics. Good job boys. So there they must have been, brainstorming on what could separate them from the rest. Did they decide on becoming better musicians? No. Changing the vocal styles to something other than screaming? No. Not getting too sappy and weak on the melodies? Nope. Rather, they all scrounged together one hundred dollars to go buy a cheap effects generator so that they could slightly pepper some of their songs with little bits of crappy techno sounds. Way to be Underoath, this sounds like a recipe for success.

So, the new effort "They're Only Chasing Safety" opens with the somewhat promising track "Young and Aspiring." At the beginning, it isn't that bad of a song at all. Nice little guitars and everything. Some normal screaming with a little bit of singing mixed in. They do seem to have a knack for layering the vocals quite nicely, and the screaming mirrored against the singing on some of the more melodic parts does work pretty nicely. All in all, the song progresses fairly normally without really jumping out, until, at the two minute mark, the true genius behind Underoath, the man behind the effects board hops in and leaves his mark. After a few seconds of his effort, I leave my mark by skipping the rest of the song.

Not much else needs to really be said about the rest of the album. The vocal strengths remain throughout the album, the guitars have some nice little catchy hooks but are not as complex as they should be at times, and that man with the effects board keeps on forcing himself randomly in. One thing that is for sure about this album, it is weaker than I expected at most times. I was not prepared for so much melody, especially following Underoath's heavy parts. They build the energy, get quite frantic, and then run out of steam and have to recuperate for a minute or so before they can gather up to finish the song. I can really only recommend this album for people that really enjoy mediocre metalcore.

 

 
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esk-HI-mo (November 21, 2008)

This CD was so good, their new stuff lacks something this CD didn't. I saw them when this CD came out they had the greatest stage performance i have seen in a while. It was pretty much amazing.

lilasahottie (March 1, 2007)

i thought this was one of the best c.d.s they did. i listen to them all the time

life-is-fucking-joke (February 15, 2007)

i love this cd way better than the new one

Satelliteyrs (October 2, 2006)

really good

DiscoFucker (August 1, 2006)

Haha, and now I laugh at myself.

DiscoFucker (August 1, 2006)

"hey umm your a faggot.. sounds to me like all your interested in is sounds!! what band are you in ass clown??

it may not be the best but its obvious your bastard

i hate you
underoath thinks u suck ass juice

and you should really listen to more than just sounds and "the board guy" .. theres art in there..WORDS!! whoa.. you know those things that made you fail 2nd grade!

swallow a knife....
please"

Whoah there, angry 12 year-old scenester. People have different opinions. Get used to it.

Oh, and I find it amusing that, although you make fun of the review for not knowing "WORDS," you yourself you poor grammar and can not think of a better insult then "faggot."

Anonymous (June 22, 2006)

hey umm your a faggot.. sounds to me like all your interested in is sounds!! what band are you in ass clown??

it may not be the best but its obvious your bastard

i hate you
underoath thinks u suck ass juice

and you should really listen to more than just sounds and "the board guy" .. theres art in there..WORDS!! whoa.. you know those things that made you fail 2nd grade!

swallow a knife....
please

Anonymous (June 20, 2006)

the new one is pretty good

strawberry06 (June 4, 2006)

this is a skreemo/punk band that as soon as i heard the first song, i was hooked. I love the constant guitar solos that i can do the air-guitar to!!!!

hardkore_kid (April 22, 2006)

this album was kinda better than the first
first album had more for a double peddle beat which is my fav

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

it rocks, it is better than fuckin emo!!
personaly i like their old stuff better, but hey....
it still screams

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

Your music is great.
But bringing religion into it kind of was messed up.
I mean i dont care if you beleive in God....but it makes some poeple uncomfortable.

i support that you like god.

Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

okay well i understand he's trying to sound like dallas and w.e but he needs to develop hi sown identity with the band. spencer is a big redneck and he should make thier music more southern hardcore if nething. its a good cd for some yuppies. i dont mind it. it was the gift i didnt want... but that i got instead of fall of troy ((damn it!))

Kennyhowdoudo (March 6, 2006)

It's a pretty good album but not their best :)

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Your right fuck emo kids to fucken hell so fuck u fucken emo kids!!!!

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Underoath beats anything there is in all bands becouse there are ants in my pants jk there only chasing safty fucken fucken kisses a monkey's ass i mean kicks!!!!

Anonymous (February 22, 2006)

this music it cool with its crazy screaming can't understand vocals its tight but i wouldn't make a poem about it like steve down here, kill all emo kids they ruin America though

Anonymous (February 16, 2006)

heres whats important when considering this album...

half of the members from this album werent on the changing of times, so its going to sound different.

if you hate christianity, dont listen to this. (personally, im agnostic, i like it and i dont feel alienated)

hating on music that you would never like is retarded.

bands change. sure, we all want bands to sound the way we love forever, but it happens.

-overall, i dont really like this AS much as the changing of times, or, for that matter, cries of the past. it is a solid release, however. bands grow up. just look at boys night out....

steve

Anonymous (February 16, 2006)

heres whats important when considering this album...

half of the members from this album werent on the changing of times, so its going to sound different.

if you hate christianity, dont listen to this. (personally, im agnostic, i like it and i dont feel alienated)

hating on music that you would never like is retarded.

bands change. sure, we all want bands to sound the way we love forever, but it happens.

-overall, i dont really like this AS much as the changing of times, or, for that matter, cries of the past. it is a solid release, however. bands grow up. just look at boys night out....

steve

Anonymous (January 17, 2006)

Christmas Gift I wish I never got.

This album ruined underoath.

they use to have talent.

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

i dont even have to read the review, its wrong seeing as how its only 3 stars.

Anonymous (January 12, 2006)

even though this isnt underoath's best album, like changing of the times there were a great band back then and there okay now but dnt fucken say that metalcore isnt good. fuck punk rock its dead like disco.

LaidToWaste (January 1, 2006)

gld to see underoath isdoing so well, these punk scene kids are just jealous, they're the sam kids who don't speak their mind in public, but they they talkshit on internet like they have more balls than anyone else,PUSSIES! andby the wayILOVE THIS FUCKIN CD!

Anonymous (December 30, 2005)

fuck you who ever wrote i love underoath and this ablum its rocks

thejewvolta (December 22, 2005)

damn
Warn-D
laid the smack down on you bitches
you know you're not even all really christian

Foaming_97 (December 17, 2005)

I find it very ironic how some people can complain about a cd being based on christianity but they're perfectly fine with listening to a satanic band.

Anonymous (December 9, 2005)

All these little punk rock skateborders need to do us all a favor and ride their skateboards into on coming traffic. Underoath is a good band with good songs, if you are against a band just because they are christain then you need to get a fuckin life!

warningdevice (December 8, 2005)

Hey! Heres an idea! Lets all jerk each other off because a hardcore band is screaming about jesus. What the fuck could possibly be more worse than that!? First off, the whole screamo/hardcore movement is getting old, and christian music added into that mix is my own little version of Hell. I saw more than 50 little fuckers at Warped this year wearing the same Underoath shirt, and the funny thing is, they all thought they were original, and they were definately all christians. I wanted to put a gun to eithe rmy head or theirs to end this shit! And why the hell are they on Punknews... THEY'RE NOT PUNK! They have their own shitty genre to themselves... christians screamo=creamo. WHEN WILL IT END!?

Anonymous (December 3, 2005)

I love this album.i got it about two months ago and I've never gotten tired of it.That doesn't mean I don't listen to MCR and Silverstein just as much just that it's in my cd player 50% of the time.I seriously had NO IDEA this was a christian rock band.And it's a good thing I didn't until the last song"Some will seek Forgivness,Others escape".They don't push the whole christian thing in your face.Anyway,Aaron Gillespie,who sings the soft lyrics and plays drums is awesome at both.And I'm glad they got a new guy to scream.Spencer is better.

Anonymous (December 3, 2005)

Underoath? More like Under-oaf.

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

im glad they bring religion into their music becasue christanity is not a religion its a lifestyle and its awesome they are supporting what they believe in their music that takes alot of courage UNDEROATH ROCKS!!!!!!! if you disagree you dont know what music is please continue to bring us awesome music live life to its fullest and support christ

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

underoath is awsome the best band i know of!

Anonymous (November 18, 2005)

well i only have to say that underoath is a christian band and the people that don't believe me well o well and i also wanted to say that they are awesome.

BooFace (November 18, 2005)

i love underoath
but i wish they wouldnt bring religion into their music
it would be so much better if they didnt

cky_blacknessinlight (November 2, 2005)

The New Re-release with dvd is amazing.
they put on a really good show, and have got to be the nicest, funniest people you will ever meet.

Angel-Jin (September 20, 2005)

I picked up on underoath on this album like last March (right before Taste of Chaos came here....I like to know whose playing what at shows), and I really liked this album. Then again, I did pickup on them during this whole change over. I went and listened to some of the old stuff......actually, all of it, and I still prefer this. The whole metalcore thing they did before wasn't really my thing, but with this change to "screamo" they've REALLY come together, and I love the sound, especially on It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door.

So I'd definitely have to say this is a good album, especially for those really into the whole screamo thing. I've been listening to it for the last 6 months and hven't gotten much tired of it.

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

The best christian rock cd Ive ever heard. The did awsome with changing their singer. The last cd and this cd are so different its hard to compair them, THEY BOTH ROCK. They DO NOT sound like TBS at all. If you just come to rip a great band then go back and LISTEN TO YOUR GAY SIMPLE PLAN OR WHAT EVER THEY'RE CALLED AND STOP BEING DEPRESSING POP-PUNK LOSERS! Its about what they are now.....

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

Underoath rocks!!!!

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

i dont care what all you posers say about underoath they ROCK and thats all that counts!!!

Anonymous (August 20, 2005)

Underoath is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! you other kids need to stop cussing this is a christan band

Anonymous (August 20, 2005)

the best album of 2004.

the only album i've ever heard that gets better each time i listen to it.

fuck the critics.

"Nice little guitars and everything."- and you want respect as a reviewer? shameful effort at a review-worthy sentence. i could do your job better than you.

Anonymous (August 9, 2005)

shut up, this cd is awesome! and don't make fun of Chris Dudley!! I met him and he's awesome!

UNDEROATH KICKS BUTT!!!!!!

Anonymous (July 24, 2005)

This is a really good cd.

I love them live too.

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

they rock out hard i dont care what an one says

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

best band and thats it

benz (July 12, 2005)

hearing kids gush about Underoath has always tickled me pink.

md40_07 (June 26, 2005)

Hey that was a funny joke, but where is the real review....ohh...that was it? wow that was pathetic! You obviously have no clue about true rock and true music at all. This was truly pathetic. Underoath has evolved so much as a band over the years, in there last album they sounded like a cheap metalcore band with a screamer that sounded like someone in The Blood Brothers, but Underoath finally got it together in "There Only Chasing Saftey" Down, Set, Go was my favorite song on this album with the perfect mix of melody and screaming to make me say..."wow...and there a christian rock band!"

Anonymous (June 17, 2005)

to blackjudiesinfullbloom. all u have just said can not change the fact that cd is incredibly average and boring.

Anonymous (June 2, 2005)

i have to say underoath is no longer under the category of christian metal. if u want to hear their best song ever listen to "the last" from cries of the past. that is the best song u will ever hear out of that band.

i recommend this cd if u like emo with heavy screaming, but get their old ones if u want christian metal.

blackjudiesinfullbloom (May 22, 2005)

ok I made a user name just to clerify stuff for people that have no clue what true underoath is all about. I've been following uO for about 4 years now. I have heard their very first ep, their new cd, and everything in between. They started out as a heavy christiam metalcore band. They were absolutely NOT death metal, they were a christian band that used heavy melodolic riffs and heavy breakdowns to vary their pace. They originated from florida and have since then gotten rid of their 1 guitarist and vocalist. The old vocalist was exceptionally unique in my perspective. His name was Dallas and he is now in a southern metal rock band called Maylene and the sons of disaster. The guitarist left and formed Anam Cara. As time changed and so did their members, of course their music is going to change. They got lighter and yes I do agree, they got somewhat more mainstream. But they are still one of the most creative and energetic bands i have ever seen and heard. These guys have persued being a christian band, and Im sick of people saying that "Cries of the past" "Act of Depression" and older songs are "death metal songs." These songs were from personal experiencce. Cotp was related to people that have lost loved ones, and im 90% sure it happened to one of them around December 4th if you listen right. Aod was about all of those who have commited suicide....Dallas(vocalist) wrote most of the lyrics for the songs and some say he was too personal about the songs, critically describing death and the worship of Jesus. Personally i love his lyrics because of his detailed description. So to those of you who think underOATH was death metal, no not really at all...even in "watch me die" it may sound demonic, but it starts off saying that he does not live for satin, but for jesus, and for that reason they make the song sound more low toned and heavier..underoath has gone throught alot of stuff, and they have changed alot...but before you pour your thoughts out in some stupid website that doesnt value the true meaning of music, listen to the old and new stuff, read and comprehend it and then post your opinion...thank you

Anonymous (May 12, 2005)

HEy underoath watz up my cousins plays for the band SOULFOUND sam and he said he meet yall he i was wondering if yall could hook me up with some backstage passes and tha masqueade i am ur biggest fan i got everyone bying ur cd and they all love yall yall are the coolest band alive and yall r going to be really famous one day i know are u songs yall rock my name is thomas hooten see yall at the ybor city concert ......peace

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

Underoath is awesome. I downloaded this album the first day it came out as an album advance on MIRC. To this day it is the most played album on my ipod. I have not grown tired of the music at all. I'm pretty dissapointed in a lot of the reviews on this website in general. Iit seems that a lot of great bands get discredited for their work here. Oh well. Listen to it for yourself and make your own judgement

Anonymous (May 9, 2005)

Score's for the album. However, I am a bit displeased with all the assholes who support the band, and post on this site. It seems like no one can come up with anything better to say other than "you faggots, fuck you", etc. Give me a break. You're making everyone else who likes the album seem like 14 year old kids who latch on to the latest trend, and have no knack for constructive criticism. The truth is, most people who don't like the album have probably only heard "Reinventing You Exit", which is a bit generic, and definitely the worst new song. The new screamer (vocalist, singer, whatever) is a billion times better than the previous one. The band has always been good, has always played great melodic hardcore, and the new screamer adds so much more. The drummer's voice (yes, he sings) sounds a tiny bit like Adam Lazzara I guess, but it's not an exact copy or anything. He can't really change his voice, so lay off him. As far as the music, it's a lot better than most "screamo" bands, i.e. TBS, Alexisonfire, Story of the Year, what have you. Listen to "I Don't Feel Very Receptive Today", proof that these guys can still write some badass hardcore. I understand that it's pretty produced, but is that to say that they don't deserve it? Do you want all your albums to sound shitty? Bands can't survive off of 4-track recorders forever. It's glossy, but in a good way. Of course, not everyone is going to like this music, but at least give it a chance, rather than gaining credibility by siding with all the infamous punknews commentators who call it shit. And yes, it's Christian, so what? Oh, you guys....

Anonymous (April 5, 2005)

all i have to say is "jesus christ i love you" if you know what that means........then you know good underoath. Can someone tell me what band dallas taylor is in now?

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

Who the F let this guy start writing reviews. You wrote about one song. I really hope you don't get paid for this cause someone is getting ripped off.

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

although underoath went from hardcore to screamo, this cd is still a good one their stytle is good and im looking forward to another cd in the making.

cosmicseawaves (March 15, 2005)

Underoath I'm a bit speechless.

In my opinion they're a pretty awesome band.

screams or no screams

I actually enjoy every single song.
I've heard no old Underoath so I'm only speaking for now.

It's an album I'd recommend anyone to purchase.
It's worth it.

And those comment of Christian and all that nonsense.

That's just placing them into some sort of genre.

They are what they are Underoath.

A band......not just another.

To be honest I listen to them almost every morning while I go to work. Amongst others......currently rotating my 1 cd at a time changer installed in my non-producable black nissan stanza.

Chow

haggard1one (March 1, 2005)

guitars need to be better, this cd is ok.

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

Oh wow. Clearly these guys are one of the best bands around. And what the hell are you people talking about saying that this music is for jocks? Last I checked nobody's really that hardcore anymore anyway, and I'm sure all of you who said that play some sort of sport sometimes. Everybody plays something, because clearly nobody justs sits around all day listening to music. If you do, get a life. Also, obviously the comparisons to TBS are WAY off because TBS doesn't even scream, therefore they are not hardcore and cannot even be put into the same category as this band. Good work guys, your music is fantastic and I look forward to hearing more like this. Make more songs like "Young And Aspiring" and "Down, Set, Go" and all your faithful fans will be happy. Plain and simple, if you don't like Underoath you don't like great music.

Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

To start out, they really dont sound like TBS. i tried to see a resemblance but i couldnt. For all the people who doesnt think that this is music, can just suck it, cause yall are all just a bunch of cheap dime store hookers. I love how Underoath express their Christian beliefs through this kind of music. Like what you want to like but dont hate on them just becasue they are good.

Anonymous (February 12, 2005)

I think people underate this cd. Sure their first album is alot heavier but the new album is just as good. Just quit ragging on it and listen to them rock-out.

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

lol audioslave best guitarist of the 90's but i lke rage against the machine better they kno how toput music toghter lol
for underoath Spencers scream is very unique u have to think bout it i dont like screamo that much bu ti like underoath alot he as like 5 different screams he can use its guy and girls let me tell u its hard an dalot of practice to scream. im trying =.( and tbs lol there not even a band they were a mistake if underoath had a a better guirtarist they wouldb ebetter but i like em and underoath arent that sold out really just alot of ppl know them u dont see them on fusse alot or mtv or radio and guys if u were aband u want money so u can put music out fo rur fans soo every band needs money so they dont get jobs that they hate lol LISTEN TO AFI and i.m me on AIM my sn is Mad for a day and we can tlak more

Anonymous (February 9, 2005)

well.....i saw u guys in concert....and that spencer is sooo hot!........i just wanted to tuch his butt......SO HOT!.....love the album

Anonymous (February 9, 2005)

Well.....i love the album.....but i really like the older underoath.....(that had ALOT of screaming).......BUT I STILL DO LOVE THIS ALBUM!......u guys are awsome!

Anonymous (February 5, 2005)

not bad, way too much screaming, but a few good songs

literature (January 28, 2005)

i'm not sure about the album itself, (it's a somewhat attempt to change the -core scence or whatever) but i rate it good because i just love the scream.

Anonymous (January 26, 2005)

Everyone has right to their own opinion, but if someone says that this album sucks because it's not hard enough, I say to that person that they are ignorant. Art has no boundaries kids...All Underoath tries to do is play music they love and love people with it. They don't judge and say crap about other people and bands...so why would anyone bash them? It is their right to express their faith and feelings however they would like..If you can't appreciate that, then you need to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if you could put yourself out there and stand up for what you believe in...it's all about respect....remember, Art has to boundaries...

Scream_SafeHaven (January 18, 2005)

I think UnderOath's new album is amazing.

x Sarah

Anonymous (December 10, 2004)

underoaths new cd is pretty sick man....idc what genre it is w/e it is its fucking good...so was the changing of times......i like dallas as a screamer and spencer but spencer can actually sing 2 which makes the dual voice thing pretty sweet....new underoath good music in my opinion also id like 2 say u should buy ne hopesfall album best albums ever

Anonymous (December 2, 2004)

Whoever wrote that comment at the top of the page about Underoath is on fuckin crack. Go play in traffic, fuckin fagget ass loser!!!! These guys are the best band in the world and its awesome how they relate it to Christianity. Go fuckin die somewhere!!! fuckin ferry!! I bet u love the cock eh Queer!!

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

This album is nothing short of amazing and all you fucks who think it sounds like like TBS need to shove a knife in your throat

Anonymous (November 11, 2004)

show this review to all the people at the sold out shows all over the country retard

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

You Guys are going to hate on them becuase they are Christian Hardcore. Wow that is extremely gay. They can choose there religion and genre. It doesnt matter. Overall this CD is freakin awesome. I enjoy every second of listening to it. The singer doesnt sound like TBA he sounds kinda like The Used.

ygthewargoat (November 1, 2004)

Lyrics are alright. Guitars are OK.

Screaming ranges from cool to "I think a vein just burst in his forehead from trying to hard."

Anonymous (October 27, 2004)

ok I am a muscician myself and I'm a christian too
I dont really am into this type of music but as a christian I decided to chek out a couple of band old underoath was crap I cant listen to that for a minute the new album its good not extremely good but its good for its genre (whatever that is)
they kind of do demostrate a christian character not that much but who cares many people would probably listen to them anyway If they werent christians
the drummer/singer sounds quiet like the tbs guy but the band itslef is totally different
Dead Poetic is quiet better that underoath to my point of view

pd, underoath will never read this and I f they do thet wont care haha

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

Talk another listen prick.. This album has aged pretty well over the last 5 months.

Anonymous (October 19, 2004)

I like how the reviewer talks about Underoath jumping out of saturated metalcore genre(which is true) but neglects to mention that they decided to hop on the bandwagon and join the supersaturated genre of screamo! Yay, scratch up another piece of crap. This band used to have talent and mix metal with melody. Now they want you to think they still have metal in them but they really want to appeal to the dumb screamo kids who just found out about TBS this year. I used to an Underoath fan. I really enjoyed Cries of the Past and The Changing of Times. But Underoath lost vision when Octavius left the band. Then Dallas left and in that they lost an incredible vocalist. Now they're lyrics are emo crap. I'm very disappointed by this album. I was really hoping they'd switch back over to the heavier side. By the way, Underoath has had a keyboardist since Acts of Depression, but he serves mostly as stage presence, not a feature member of the band.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

this score is for the guy with the "goblin" comments

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

some dude said that underoath, coheed and cambria, etc were for jocks. Thats the funniest thing i've heard all year.

Anonymous (September 29, 2004)

this is my favorite album of 2004. just simply amazing from beginning to end.

Anonymous (September 26, 2004)

Ok for all you have any idea what the hell you talking about you would know at the least this band rocks. The dynamics in all the songs are so awesome. Very well put together. "Oh but they are sell outs, they are sell outs!" ....... it‚??s called change, it gets lame playing the same kind of music for so long, and if you one of those people who only listen to one kind of music‚?¶.. Your dumb.. so if you don‚??t like don‚??t listen to it. And who ever said they sound like T.B.S is really stupid and should get kicked in the "left nut". I personally like the question ‚??what happened to Dallas‚??s low end?‚?Ě‚?¶‚?¶ what the heaven kind of Underoath fan are you. Don‚??t say something stupid unless you know the band and what your talking about. I love the vocals from Dallas, but the new mix of Aaron and Spencer are just awesome in a nut shell. Try playing drums and singing at the same time. Oh yeah about that question they got a new singer, witch is cool. And different witch also a plus. Them being Christians has nothing to do with the music why bring it up? People are going to hate them? Those ‚??people‚?Ě really need not care so much? Haha seriously. Well im done. BUT if anyone one has something to say. I GOT TEN FRIENDS A CROWBAR THAT SAYS YOU AINT GOING TO DO JACK. x3deathbyfear@yahoo.com

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

um the best!
all u haters can fuck urselfs

Anonymous (September 21, 2004)

i personaly enjoyed the album... absolutely nothing like there old stuff... (which was amazing)

i dont see the whole TBS thing at all.. whatsoever. not even in the least. TBS sucks my left nut.
and alll you people who think screamo is a nut, then u should eat one. cause you suck.
this cd kickd it. hard. (song 10 was a little unbearable. only song i dont listen to)

Anonymous (September 7, 2004)

i heard your cd for the first time from a freind and absolutly love you music. it good, and just awesome

Anonymous (September 4, 2004)

this isnt an opinion this is fact. i am a musician and it is not hard to right shit like this. screaming isnt singing and it isnt music. anyone can scream. screamo is the new boy band. the boy bands died out underoath, tbs, coheed, and all those other gay bands took their place. this cd is a pitiful attempt at making music
in fact it isnt music at all
it is sounds for jocks and girls to listen to who have no idea what music is. this really gets me pumped up before football games

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

Seems a lot of people don't like this album.
This album ISN'T old underOATH, that's for sure. But hey, it's a pretty good album. I stopped labeling music as emocore and screamo and nu-metal - mainly because there are way too many genres you can pull out of your ass. I was hoping for something more like Cries of the Past, but instead I got this. all in all a pretty good album. Except the last track. Compared to underOATH of the past, it's a sore disappointment. But looking at is in a more objective light, it's a pretty good album. Except, once more, the last track. So there you go. Listen with an open mind.

Anonymous (July 25, 2004)

Altho, Underoath's previous Cd, Was beautiful... in fact i belive better than this one... as well as... less religious.. a good thing for me... being an atheist... Made The changing of times better thna this one... But no doubt is underoath.. even without dallas a good band.. my worries were settled by his ability to setle in well with the band.. and with this cd... If your don't enjoy it.... Go listen to someother band.. and leave The real talent to do what it does best... Wowing People...

Anonymous (July 25, 2004)

It's funny because I put on old Underoath and tried to picture that. I'd say you hit the mark. This CD is pretty decent, by the way.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

many of you are just terrible. 90% of you don't even understand what being a musician is about and how hard it actually is to write unique songs nobody else has come up with.

Listen to the older Underoath albums, it sounds like they took this amazing band and told them to record some songs and then got some guy and told him just to scream over the tracks like a goblin, it makes me want to puke.

The new cd is amazing, and the new vocalist is amazing. His screaming is powerful and he doesnt sound like a goblin carrying a little spear yelling at people.

chrisafi (July 10, 2004)

This band has some problems

1) They are "screamo" - I am not saying this is bad - I am being impartial in this statement. However, this means quite alot of people will automatically hate them

2) They are "christians" - Again - I am not saying this is bad. But again, people are going to automatically hate them. And you will get your comments of "Punk Religion = STUPID"

3) They are unstable. They have already had to change singer. How long are they actually going to last?

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

"Its a good thing that none of your opinions matter. Overall i am hearing some pretty poor reviews of Underoath. Why bother reviewing music you dont like? If it bugs you so much then listen to something else. In the end the album sales prove that your reviews are quite pointless, the band will continue playing what it wants and we will keep buying their music."

can i just say... without the poor reviews of music, what difference in opinion would there be? groups of people saying the same crap over and over again- come on man, it'd just get plain boring. poor reviews add the other opinions, the adverse side of things-- listening to each standpoint is a pretty important part of forming your own opinion. as for underoath, it's different stuff- maybe not the best, but amusing to listen to. no harm in trying it.

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

This cd is a frigin great cd, yea its a little so called "screamo" but it still stands out from others with the different stuff they do , they sound nothing like taking back sunday, in any way, except in song 9 about 1:50 in the song around there the backround vocals sound like that old backup volacalist in tbs john i think his name was just a little but otherwise the rest is frigin great nothing like taking back sunday, much more talented

chrisafi (July 2, 2004)

This band has good riffs, and good music but too much of the screaming. Screaming, done well, can make a record good.
But its almost Slipknot esque booming out of my speakers and I don't like it. Not one bit

Billy Talent are the masters of getting punk and screaming hardocreness together perfectly.

timmy17 (June 30, 2004)

Its a good thing that none of your opinions matter. Overall i am hearing some pretty poor reviews of Underoath. Why bother reviewing music you dont like? If it bugs you so much then listen to something else. In the end the album sales prove that your reviews are quite pointless, the band will continue playing what it wants and we will keep buying their music.

titsandtats (June 28, 2004)

this album isnt as good as the older stuff, but i still think its worth buying. it isnt as hardcore, it does sound a bit more screamo, but whatever. everyone needs to keep trying new things. otherwise you wont progress.

Anonymous (June 28, 2004)

Im going to say that this is the most amazing thing that i have ever heard. Some of you random ocks may not like this new stuff, but i say ALL of underoath has been great! And you may say that they have "sold out" . i say no , becausei saw them at wapred tour in dallas, they still have the same energy as they used to . The new singer is amazing he has such a range and this dude even sings some. they have always been one of my favorite bands, and they always will be. most of these kids that have commented have no clue what they are talking about. this album shows so much diversity. and I myself love every bit of it EVEN THE LAsT SONG . this song was written by aaron from copeland. and it shows that hardcore metal core emo core whatever you wanna call it its evolving into life changing music. if you disagree hit me up we can discuss it! very nicely though........ AIM: beautyhasfaded please i would love to hear why someone DOESNT like this CD and if you love it we can talk too!

Anonymous (June 27, 2004)

A review of 6 comming from a guy that gave the new poison the well cd a 9 is not really that bad. Shows his taste in music sucks; Audioslave a ten?? What the hell is wrong with this guy? Anyone who gives high ratings to mediocre, even terrible records like that just shouldnt be allowed to write reviews. New Underoath may not be the best cd ever, but its pretty kick ass, definitly much better than new poison the well or audioslave!

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

oh man..there is no other word to describe this album than AMAZING. this album is so gooooood. i can't stop listening to it. underoath is my new favorite band. they aren't like any of the other screamo/hardcore bands. they are just truely amazing. i love them so much. ♥

maverick (June 23, 2004)

FYI-

Tooth & Nail just announced that this record sold 10,371 copies in it's first week of sales.

Wowzers.

-Scott

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

I think you all suck and christians suck too. im not christian but i liked the cd and it dosent seems like its Taking Back Gaygay. i think you are all faggots and if there is something important that's surely not identity of the musicians but the music itself... think about it youre just a little piece of shit and youre sucking my socks

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

Yes the singer of this band sounds exactly like TBS

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

Well, I really liked This Runs Through and Underoath's last album, so I thought this would be pretty damn good. Unfortunately, this album has very little metal and too much of "that" type of singing that every other "screamo" band is using (wimpy). I won't label this a "sellout" album, but it sure as hell sounds like one. This is just derivative, and what happened to Spencer's low end?
Oh, and the last song is simply unforgivable. If you're looking for something kinda heavy, light and poppy at the same time, go buy Dead Poetic's newest one -- it's pretty good.

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

old underoath still to me shows more talent and passion with metal/christian hardcore. Spencer also falls short of filling Dallas's shoes for me. but I am also a fan of Spencers old band This runs through. it sad that underoath had to lose dallas and that the FL hardcore scene had to lose This runs through.
and about the whole taking back sunday thing , Its funny how one ignorant persons remark can make everyone one else say the same thing. I think the best term for this is still sheep. I dont think they really sound anything like TBS.
And anyone who does probably did not listen to all of TBS's tell all your friends because there really are no connections then they are 2 albums that are worth owning.

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

I'm glad everything sounds like Taking Back Sunday. It makes reviewing trash like this so much easier. AUTOMATIC 1.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Man they sound better than before even if they are now oficially sold out

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

I've loved underoath for a long time and when i heard the new cd was comeing out and Dallas wasn't in it anymore i was a little upset and a little nervouse about how the new stuff would sound with the new guy (spencer) and all.
i had read some pretty bad reviews about the new cd but when i actually went out and got for myself and listened to it all i have to say it's that its very beautiful, different but very very good and spencer DOES NOT sound at all like the guy from TBS. change is difficult and hard to accept i think people need remember that people/bands/music everything at one point MUST change and evolve if things were always the same it would SUCK and be boring. i miss dallas, he was awesome but i'm happy with the new stuff and spencer aswell and this is a great cd and it's a shame that people are talking so much trash and to the point of disrespect, thats sad. i say give it a chance and see it as a new change for them and for everyone. change is good.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

wow does anyone else think the new singer sounds like the guy from story of the year?

GYBE (June 18, 2004)

"Jesus, I'm ready to come home" is subliminal?

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

Alright, you "Christians" are pathetic. How can you bash a band for not being Christian enough? One of the great things about Underoath is the fact that their lyrics's meaning are subliminal, and not preachy. I can't fucking stand preachy lyrics, like MercyMe for example! ::Shudders:: Anyway, nice job Underoath, proof that life goes on beyond Dallas...I am totally in love with the last song, one of my favorite songs of all time alreay.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

First 9 tracks on this album get a 5. Last track gets a 10, brings tears to my eyes. Everybody go listen to Say Anything.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

some of this sounds like melodic taking back sunday!! doesnt it?!

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

I miss when these guys played low rent black metal....christian black metal, oh the irony!

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

Okay on account of all the mayhem and madness against underoath..how the hell can you say the lead singer sounds like adam of tbs..wtf..i'm astounded with gayness from you all..they sound nothing alike. and underoath still has the screaming vocals just as before..with more melodic vocals added..basically same..new cd much better, and actually proves that they have talent..anyone who disagrees is a total assbag.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

haha, that comment below me was golden! i hope it was a joke.

haven't heard the whole cd, but honestly, the first thing i thought when i heard one of the songs was "this just sounds like taking back sunday."

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

so christian rock sucks...ie creed. OK that makes sense so what because limp bisquit isent christina there cool. that makes no fukcing sense. underoath ,as i lay, norma jean, all fucking sweet you have to listen to the right kind of christian music. i hate black metal and that vampire shit you guys are fags with your homo halloween sound effects get a life fagets.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

Maybe the "suffering for their art" argument would be work if there weren't thousands of better bands who worker harder for touring and distro.

-BSD

Murder_in_paint (June 17, 2004)

i have always liked Underoath and i still do..this is not one of the best cds but it is good

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

foreknown? that's a horrible, horrible name.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

fuck you people bashing christian, good christian is the band Foreknown, their awesome. www.foreknownrock.com

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

Man, they weren't just any other metalcore band, they were different. This change isnt good at all, kicking out dallas was fucking stupid. This new band is fucking horrible.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

I give them -2 stars for the lack of Christian passion.

pwfanatic (June 16, 2004)

"They get a 10 for touring relentlessly and starving for their art.
Our reviewer gets nothing for being a cynical prick who gets new music for free, just so he can spout off his mouth. I don't particularly like Underoath that much, but they at least give it their all to make music they love.
Music reviewers are useless scum and need to be handed instruments, or shit, even a stupid dance music box. Create something besides negativity you useless prick, and take your weak sarcasam with you, seriously. It makes me sad that broke bands and labels give their hard-earned toils away to loud mouthed children who probably have never suffered a day in their life for anything but self-esteem. seriously, get a life"

you're right. we ought to tell scott, adam, and aubin to rework the site so we can only hand out 10's. i reviewed the guys album, not their touring lives, passion for the music, etc.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

"I don't even think christianity was mentioned at all throughout the review, i dunno I'm kinda tired. But seriously, if a guy came on here and gave an all black band a bad review, and they sucked, would it matter? NO. What about a white satanic jewish retard band? No, sir. If a band sucks, they suck. Christian bands just happen to suck a lot more often, in my opinion. "

He tries so har dbut then sums up his stupidity in the last sentence. what an ass-clown

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

i met the guys of Underoath at an In-n-Out in San Diego. I didnt know they were in Underoarth but they looked like they were in a band so i asked them if they were in a band and they said yeah and told me and my friend that they were on tour. They were really nice.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

score is for ebert and roeper. i personally love them.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

"This is the best album of the year, hands down. Amazing melodies and intensity. Awesome production. Songs full of layers and meaning. It doesn't get much better than Underoath."

maybe if this was REAL underoath, and not taking back sundays ugly stepsister, youd be right

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

To the assclown who posted 2 comments down...

That's what reviewers do, trash or praise art. Look at Ebert & Roeper, they are the 2 ugliest dudes ever, they see movies for free, and they trash movies all the time.

Show some respect.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

it's not like this 'cynic' has any standing in knowledge about bands with talent when 3 out of his 5 favorite band reviews include the transplants, poison the well and audioslave.

go reread your new xi go to warped tour and im so fucking punk APx and quit writing reviews.

love,

me

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

They get a 10 for touring relentlessly and starving for their art.
Our reviewer gets nothing for being a cynical prick who gets new music for free, just so he can spout off his mouth. I don't particularly like Underoath that much, but they at least give it their all to make music they love.
Music reviewers are useless scum and need to be handed instruments, or shit, even a stupid dance music box. Create something besides negativity you useless prick, and take your weak sarcasam with you, seriously. It makes me sad that broke bands and labels give their hard-earned toils away to loud mouthed children who probably have never suffered a day in their life for anything but self-esteem. seriously, get a life

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

The screaming sounds like alexisonfire, which means the screaming sounds like every other scream-core band.

What's with the sudden wave of scream-core bands?

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

its creepy how much this new singer sounds like adam lazzara. That isn't a good thing either.

OKSoda (June 16, 2004)

Haha, that was awesome some1.

some1 (June 16, 2004)

you're right. everyone in the world either likes Underoath or Good Charlotte. everybody. I asked my grandmother if she liked Good Charlotte and she was like fuck no, I only listen to Underoath

FortyMinutesWest (June 16, 2004)

Eh...

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

No one was to know what was happening in me I felt no love,
"I felt no reason to carry on with my life
Everything was wrong, nothing was right, at least that is what I thought
Kids finding laughter at my expense
They were killing me on the inside they couldn't give up their pride
My heart was bleeding from so much grieving
On the outside I looked fine, you couldn't tell but on the inside was eternal hell"

Those lyrics are OLD Underoath lyrics, as far as i go, anything would be better then that

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

Let's compare them to The Used!

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

All you had to say was five words:

"Taking Back Sunday with screaming."

When all you listen to is taking back sunday, simple plan, brand new, and yellowcard thats all you are going to say. You think Taking back sunday invented their sound? You think they are pioneers then you are a dumbass and need to stfu.
- BTW i know im a ass who cares you can't compare every fucking band to TBS.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

They suck because they are christians? wow thats very open minded. They are great their new cd is the best cd of the year. If you think otherwise its cause you can't wait for the new GC cd to come out.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

from what i've heard of this, they're not even the same band
...i mean, they used to try to sound like cradle of filth, and now this?
not absolutely terrible but certainly not great (they're okay live)

- (formerly) notclevername

OKSoda (June 15, 2004)

You get more smiles per gallon when Jesus is in your passenger seat.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

They only shove Jesus down your throat on the very last song, literally. It's lacking Godly lyrics.

Weak.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

Go buy "Summer of Darkness" from Demon Hunter.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

"As I Lay Dying are Christian ... and they kick so much ass it's not even funny ... they are a metal band though
But still ... christian rock can kick ass"

as i lay dying is fucking awful. so is this record. and christian rock sucks; i.e Creed.

GYBE (June 15, 2004)

They should change their name. This is a disgrace to Act of Depression/Cries Of The Past era Underoath. I miss Dallas.

I don't know why everyone loves the last song so much. It's garbage. A band like this is incapable of writing an effective acoustic-esque song. You guys need to broaden your tastes to some people who make those types of songs exclusively if you want some quality.

mikeinflames (June 15, 2004)

As I Lay Dying are Christian ... and they kick so much ass it's not even funny ... they are a metal band though
But still ... christian rock can kick ass

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

This CD is garbage, with the last song being hands down the worst song ive ever heard. My gf who listens to Prog Rock even said it was the worst song ever.

pwfanatic (June 15, 2004)

"not that i agree or disagree with this review but dude......you gave Audioslave a 10. for that i laugh at you"

yeah...going through my earlier reviews, i definitely suffered from a crippling case of handing out too high of scores (TFP, transplants, audioslave). i like em enough but not that much.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

I don't even think christianity was mentioned at all throughout the review, i dunno I'm kinda tired. But seriously, if a guy came on here and gave an all black band a bad review, and they sucked, would it matter? NO. What about a white satanic jewish retard band? No, sir. If a band sucks, they suck. Christian bands just happen to suck a lot more often, in my opinion.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

im going to start giving every non-christian band bad reviews and see how that goes over

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

not that i agree or disagree with this review but dude......you gave Audioslave a 10. for that i laugh at you.

notfeelingcreative (June 15, 2004)

This score is for the new beastie boys.

pwfanatic (June 15, 2004)

"they had a keyboard player for years now..you should not review stuff when you don't know anything about what you're talking about."

no, children of bodom has a keyboard player. this guy may play keyboards but it sounds nothing more than him experimenting with the effects keys.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

generic, overproduced - CRAP.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

Christian hardcore suck thats all

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

u guys are fucking retarded, this is the best album so far this year in the genre, and it's a helluva lot better than their old shit.

inagreendase (June 15, 2004)

I really don't consider what TBS does to be "screaming" in any way.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

now, when you say "taking back sunday with screaming", you mean other than the high pitched girly screams that taking back sunday has throughout their album?

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

might *not be great.. sorry.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

how could not even comment on the last track? the cd overall might now be great, but the last song is amazing. and the main reason for this is aaron from copeland singing on it. go and download the last song - "some seek forgiveness, others will escape" and tell me you dont like it.

thriceequalsgod (June 15, 2004)

shitty review. didn't touch the cd at all

sounds like taking back sunday with screaming. they changed most of their sound.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

Points for style, but the music just isn't that good.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

this score is for christian hardcore. boo hiss.

i saw them with eighteen visions the other night. man... was that depressing. both bands made me want to cry and long for the good old days when the two of them actually were somewhat decent.

Conduit (June 15, 2004)

First cd? You mean Act Of Depression?

This score is for Underoath when they were a metal band.

And yeah, they have had a keyboard player for a while.

Dyrwen (June 15, 2004)

This album sounds like crap, their first CD was much better. This CD is pure generic, horrid vocals and no technicality to the music itself.

Save your money for better bands.

johnnyhate (June 15, 2004)

This is the best album of the year, hands down. Amazing melodies and intensity. Awesome production. Songs full of layers and meaning. It doesn't get much better than Underoath.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

"Rather, they all scrounged together one hundred dollars to go buy a cheap effects generator so that they could slightly pepper some of their songs with little bits of crappy techno sounds"

they had a keyboard player for years now..you should not review stuff when you don't know anything about what you're talking about.

but yeah, the album isn't good at all

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

This band used to want to sound like ZAO.

This album sounds like any other band right now that wears really tight black t shirts and has ugly haircuts. This sounds NO different that ALEXISONFIRE, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, A STATIC LULLABY, ETC, ETC, ETC.

Great review. Don't buy this shit. I'm sure they're nice guys and all, and just out to scrog that fat chick with the lip ring and messenger bag that always hangs out to the side of the stage, but the creativity level of this album is at 0, and I'm sick of this shit.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

i happen to love mediocore metalcore.

bemused (June 15, 2004)

I picked up label-mates Dead Poetic's new album today. My score's for that. I wanna check this out though, although the review doesn't exactly inspire me

-chris-

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

Its like Taking Back Sunday had a bad one-nighter with The Used...

what happened to good Underoath?

LMChc (June 15, 2004)

"Taking Back Sunday with screaming." can be shortened down even more-

LAME.

Anonymous (June 15, 2004)

I liked them a lot more live then on recording.....OVERPRODUCED

inagreendase (June 15, 2004)

All you had to say was five words:

"Taking Back Sunday with screaming."

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