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Lost in the Sound of Separation

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
2006's Define the Great Line proved to be a turning point for faith-based, post-hardcore/screamo outfit Underoath. While the tendency to dissolve into the abyss of angtsy emo-pop was still there, there was a darkness lurking in the nooks and crannies between the crackling snare hits and heavy "drop-d" riffing that hinted at a little pre-evolution, a notion that comes to fruition with their sixth studio record and fourth for Solid State (the metal subdivision of Tooth & Nail Records). Lost in the Sound of Separation gets off to a rocky start with its two most forgettable songs, "Breathing in a New Mentality" and "Anyone Can Dig a Hole But It Takes a Real Man...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
2006's Define the Great Line proved to be a turning point for faith-based, post-hardcore/screamo outfit Underoath. While the tendency to dissolve into the abyss of angtsy emo-pop was still there, there was a darkness lurking in the nooks and crannies between the crackling snare hits and heavy "drop-d" riffing that hinted at a little pre-evolution, a notion that comes to fruition with their sixth studio record and fourth for Solid State (the metal subdivision of Tooth & Nail Records). Lost in the Sound of Separation gets off to a rocky start with its two most forgettable songs, "Breathing in a New Mentality" and "Anyone Can Dig a Hole But It Takes a Real Man to Call It Home," both of which are big, loud, mean, monotonous, and virtually interchangeable with any other formulaic "loud, quiet, scream, loud, quiet, scream" alt metal tune. However, it doesn't take long for Separation to rescue itself from painfully serious, aggro-MTV mediocrity, as those two tracks are quickly followed up by the riveting "A Fault Line, A Fault of Mine" and "Emergency Broadcast: The End Is Near," two slightly experimental, highly melodic cuts (make that four, as "Too Bright to See Too Loud to Hear" and near-instrumental closer "Desolate Earth: The End Is Near" are mini-masterpieces of hope and anguish) that not only signal growth for the Florida ensemble, but deliver on the dark promises that haunted Define the Great Line, exposing a more mature, post-apocalyptic nightmare that manages to give equal time to both loss and redemption, declaring allegiance to neither.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records
  • EAN: 5099920884222
  • Catalog Number: 08842

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Underøath Primary Artist
John Duke Vocals
Aaron Gillespie Group Member
Christopher Dudley Group Member
James "Hal" Smith Group Member
Spencer Chamberlain Group Member
Grant Brandell Group Member
Daniel Davison Drums
Jeremy S.H. Griffith Vocals
Lea Helfin Cello
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Randy Nichols Management
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Matt Goldman Producer, Audio Production
Underøath Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Aaron Gillespie Composer
Spencer Chamberlain Composer
Jordan Butcher Art Direction
Adam D. Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Loved it

    A must have for Underoath fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, Not Great

    I am not a huge UnderOath fan, but I would definitely consider myself a fan. This album, in my opinion, is directly in the middle of 'They're Only Chasing Safety' and 'Define the Great Line'. Also, it kind of gives off the vibe that Aaron had a little more to do with the writing? 'Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear' is very poppy and could easily be confused with The Almost [Aaron's side-project]. I think the two songs they released on their MySpace prior to this album's release are decent examples of how the rest of this will sound.

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