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Underoath - Define The Great Line

Mariano Rivera   (7 reviews)

Posted: 05/09/2006 | Comments: 271 | Rate:

I tried really hard to set aside my bias against this band and go for some journalistic integrity for this review. But, after about 13 seconds into track 1, sorry, I couldn't.


This band has changed a lot since they started out, going from weird christian metal-vocaled stuff with keyboards to the second comming of Taking Back Sunday. Either way, it was always awful and made me go sleepy. This deal is nothing new. I guess its a bit "harder" than the last one, but still not inventive or original like their fan base tries to pass them off as. The psuedo-breakdowns are even more boring than the played out ones we hear in a lot of metalcore, and the fact that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM has a bed of that noise chord shit going on underneath it makes the whole album fucking unlistenable.


These chicks need to stop listening to Every Time I Die. Putting twang in your vocals is only cool if you're last name is Willams and your first name is Henry. Oh, and trying to sound all avant-garde only works if you have a little talent. The sung vocals are off-key (and don't tell me on purpose, anyone who sounds like shit on purpose deserves a slug between the eyes) and the screams sound exactly like all the other faggoty emo-core-bi-curious bags of shit currently flooding underground music.


And then theres the lyrics. Holy christ, the lyrics -
"They're watching, They're watching
I am being watched
This is overwhelming
Paranoia"

Fucking brilliantly put, wow, I've never heard anything so poignant and piercing into my soul. Suck a cock.




I also tried really hard to find something about this I could pick out and not hate with every cell of my being, but alas, this turd's as corny as it comes. Fuck this band, this style, and anyone who likes it.

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Comments
I have no legs!
1 Posts
39/M/NA
I will buy this cd. The band is good live, ive seen them. Actually i have all their albums. Once I start supporting a band I'll keep buying their shit till the end. Personally I think their new album is better than the last one. I dont really care whats fashion or the amount of "friends" they have on their myspace. I you dont like the cd....well its your opinion, gotto respect that, but respect my choice too biaaatch!

Aleast this is an honest review!
I have no legs!
3,781 Posts
66/F/TX
the kind of screaming they do is difficult to digest.
Misanthrope
78 Posts
32/M/PA
For everyone who said anything about the singing being "off key" learn something about music, cause there isn't one part of singing in the entire album that's off key you dumb asses. In no way are they the most amazing band ever like alot of people make them out to be, but I enjoy them still, they are talented, they are popular, and I'm pretty sure they don't give two shits if any of us think they suck. Nothing will ever beat act of depression, but stop just writting bullshit for the sake of bashing the popular bands....Just because you don't have long hair and wear terror shirts and reeboks doesn't mean your tough shit and are automatically to cool for all the bands that actually put more effort into writting music that just power chords and breakdowns.....I love all types of music, but I'm sick of everyone being so god damn ignorant just because of the way someone dresses or the "pussy songs" they write. Yes wearing make up is gay, and people take things to far, but there's two ends to that spectrum.
Misanthrope
78 Posts
32/M/PA
For everyone who said anything about the singing being "off key" learn something about music, cause there isn't one part of singing in the entire album that's off key you dumb asses. In no way are they the most amazing band ever like alot of people make them out to be, but I enjoy them still, they are talented, they are popular, and I'm pretty sure they don't give two shits if any of us think they suck. Nothing will ever beat act of depression, but stop just writting bullshit for the sake of bashing the popular bands....Just because you don't have long hair and wear terror shirts and reeboks doesn't mean your tough shit and are automatically to cool for all the bands that actually put more effort into writting music that just power chords and breakdowns.....I love all types of music, but I'm sick of everyone being so god damn ignorant just because of the way someone dresses or the "pussy songs" they write. Yes wearing make up is gay, and people take things to far, but there's two ends to that spectrum.
Misanthrope
78 Posts
32/M/PA
For everyone who said anything about the singing being "off key" learn something about music, cause there isn't one part of singing in the entire album that's off key you dumb asses. In no way are they the most amazing band ever like alot of people make them out to be, but I enjoy them still, they are talented, they are popular, and I'm pretty sure they don't give two shits if any of us think they suck. Nothing will ever beat act of depression, but stop just writting bullshit for the sake of bashing the popular bands....Just because you don't have long hair and wear terror shirts and reeboks doesn't mean your tough shit and are automatically to cool for all the bands that actually put more effort into writting music that just power chords and breakdowns.....I love all types of music, but I'm sick of everyone being so god damn ignorant just because of the way someone dresses or the "pussy songs" they write. Yes wearing make up is gay, and people take things to far, but there's two ends to that spectrum.
vanilla gorilla
213,228 Posts
38/M/PA
shut the fuck up already
the sandman
36,573 Posts
8/M/NE
Originally posted by:MakeThisLifeYours

For everyone who said anything about the singing being "off key" learn something about music, cause there isn't one part of singing in the entire album that's off key you dumb asses. In no way are they the most amazing band ever like alot of people make them out to be, but I enjoy them still, they are talented, they are popular, and I'm pretty sure they don't give two shits if any of us think they suck. Nothing will ever beat act of depression, but stop just writting bullshit for the sake of bashing the popular bands....Just because you don't have long hair and wear terror shirts and reeboks doesn't mean your tough shit and are automatically to cool for all the bands that actually put more effort into writting music that just power chords and breakdowns.....I love all types of music, but I'm sick of everyone being so god damn ignorant just because of the way someone dresses or the "pussy songs" they write. Yes wearing make up is gay, and people take things to far, but there's two ends to that spectrum.


hey kids, lets point out whats wrong here

1. triple post (no-no)
2. a bulky triple post (double no-no)
3. if you're going to post something long, it needs to make a point/sense. this fails.
4. i by no means have perfect pitch but i can certainly tell when a voice is struggling, and struggle is all this band does
5. they aren't talented. part of talent is the ability to write a good song. they have none of that.
6. i don't wear terror shirts or reboks
7. never ever said i was tough
8. breakdowns and power chords? i'd take that over awful singing and noise chords any day. playing a lead doesnt make you a talented or original musician
9. when a band cares more about their image than their songs, as underoath does, bashing how they look is fair and square
10. where in the fuck is makeup mentioned?
11. and there is one side of that spectrum - if you are a man, wear makeup, and your name isnt mike ness, you're a fruit basket

you're a fucking dolt
Meaningless
4 Posts
30/M/NY
hey its all i've got
I have no legs!
32,578 Posts
36/M/PA
So at least 2 people have deleted themselves after posting only in this thread? That is awesome.
I have no legs!
2 Posts
12/M/NA
fuck the person who reviewed this cd. he is a douchebag and can die. this underoath album wasnt the fucking holy grail of albums but it definitly, didnt suck. screw you and your stupid bias.



biases are for people who DONT review things and write opinion articles.



joe
Mat
5 Posts
29/M/NA
"My stories growing and growing on,

On my last request,

Don't make me feel so contridicted.

There's no room for cheating and beating yourself,

Still you leave such a bitter taste in my mouth."



Those are good FUCKING lyrics ok? I respect your opinion, if you don't like them, you don't like them, that's cool. But don't go saying shit like



"...trying to sound all avant-garde only works if you have a little talent."



Fuck you. This band has talent if you think so or not, in fact every signed band does, if you don't think so, someone else does.



And you're review isn't very professional:

"Suck a cock."



Hmmm.



Oh yeah, and I HAVE to comment on this little detail:

"...the second comming of Taking Back Sunday."



Alright, so now every band that has dual vocals sounds like Taking Back Sunday? Man you don't know what you're talking about. I actually like Taking Back Sunday, but they sound nothing like Underoath. For fuck sakes.

Don't make reviews if you don't know what you're talking about.



You fuck up.



--Mat



UNDEROATH IS AWESOME SO YOU KNOW WHAT? FUCK YOUUU!

Mat
5 Posts
29/M/NA
"My stories growing and growing on,

On my last request,

Don't make me feel so contridicted.

There's no room for cheating and beating yourself,

Still you leave such a bitter taste in my mouth."



Those are good FUCKING lyrics ok? I respect your opinion, if you don't like them, you don't like them, that's cool. But don't go saying shit like



"...trying to sound all avant-garde only works if you have a little talent."



Fuck you. This band has talent if you think so or not, in fact every signed band does, if you don't think so, someone else does.



And you're review isn't very professional:

"Suck a cock."



Hmmm.



Oh yeah, and I HAVE to comment on this little detail:

"...the second comming of Taking Back Sunday."



Alright, so now every band that has dual vocals sounds like Taking Back Sunday? Man you don't know what you're talking about. I actually like Taking Back Sunday, but they sound nothing like Underoath. For fuck sakes.

Don't make reviews if you don't know what you're talking about.



You fuck up.



--Mat



UNDEROATH IS AWESOME SO YOU KNOW WHAT? FUCK YOUUU!

I have no legs!
1 Posts
29/M/MO
yeah this album is good if you like metal or hardcore then you will like this album and if you dont then quit fucking posting reviews about shit that you dont like nobody wants to hear you bitch about how terrible you think a genre of music nobodys taste in music is anymore "correct" than anyone elses so to the guy who wrote this review.....fuck you
the sandman
36,573 Posts
8/M/NE
Originally posted by:peteschmitt

fuck the person who reviewed this cd. he is a douchebag and can die. this underoath album wasnt the fucking holy grail of albums but it definitly, didnt suck. screw you and your stupid bias.

biases are for people who DONT review things and write opinion articles.

joe


you're outstandingly original, you know. this cd fucking blew trannies for coke money. and if you took my bias seriously then i'm going to have to do very unsavory things to your dad with my dick

LIKE THE REVIEW SAYS

FUCK ANYONE WHO LIKES THIS SHIT
the sandman
36,573 Posts
8/M/NE
Originally posted by:mat778

"My stories growing and growing on,
On my last request,
Don't make me feel so contridicted.
There's no room for cheating and beating yourself,
Still you leave such a bitter taste in my mouth."

Those are good FUCKING lyrics ok? I respect your opinion, if you don't like them, you don't like them, that's cool. But don't go saying shit like

"...trying to sound all avant-garde only works if you have a little talent."

Fuck you. This band has talent if you think so or not, in fact every signed band does, if you don't think so, someone else does.

And you're review isn't very professional:
"Suck a cock."

Hmmm.

Oh yeah, and I HAVE to comment on this little detail:
"...the second comming of Taking Back Sunday."

Alright, so now every band that has dual vocals sounds like Taking Back Sunday? Man you don't know what you're talking about. I actually like Taking Back Sunday, but they sound nothing like Underoath. For fuck sakes.
Don't make reviews if you don't know what you're talking about.

You fuck up.

--Mat

UNDEROATH IS AWESOME SO YOU KNOW WHAT? FUCK YOUUU!


those lyrics fucking stink, faggot

i said nothing in this review that isn't fact. look it up. and i wasnt even thinking about DUAL VOCALISTS when i made the TBS comment. they just sounded exactly like those bone smugglers

STOP POSTING OR I'M RAPING YOUR GIRLFRIEND

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