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5.0 out of 5 stars Album of 2008, 17 Sep 2008
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Joff "Joff" (Norwich, England) - See all my reviews
What an album! Been listening to this constantly for the last 3 weeks and have to say its their best yet.

I got into UnderOath on album 'The're only chasing safety' which was the more pop album but still had some great songs like 'Reinventing your exit' and 'Its dangerous business walking outide your front door' as well as the slower ' I will seek forgiveness, others escape'.

Then came 'Define the Great Line' which I found to be good, although not quite perfect. Best songs here are 'In regards to myself' and 'Writing on the walls'.

Now the latest album 'Lost in the sound of seperation' is the complete UnderOath. Both spencer (scream) and Aaron (sing) vocals have improved and the songs are a lot more technical.

I would say every song except the first track on this album is awesome. My favorite's being Track 2, 3, 9 and 10.

For me this is my album of 2008!

n.b. Album of 2007 was From Autumn to Ashes 'Holding a wolf by the ears'
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album but lacking something, 26 Feb 2011
This review is from: Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Audio CD)
I should point out that I am one of the "older" Underoath fans who came in on "the changing of times" but regardless of how the band have changed it has always produced good music and a progression. This is a solid album but seems more safe for them. The vocals have less variation, which is usually a key point for me, but Spencer is sticking to a generic metal mid scream throughout. Which personally I find tiresome when listening to the whole album straight through. He lacks what he had on "Their only chasing safety" or Dallas's incredible range. And Aaron is involved less in a less melodic sense rather purely for a contrast to screaming, which is something 10,000 bands do. Aaron can sing let him. He crops up for 5 words then disappears.

Musically the album is very similar to Define the Great Line, with a few more technical elements. It also seems a little more desperate with a few rougher songs that seem less produced that really parallel their earlier days. If you enjoyed any of their previous works then you will enjoy this, but don't expect a reinvention of the sound or to be blown away. Expect a solid metalcore album, from a band that does it so very well.

If it wasn't Underoath I would have given 5*'s but I know they can do better then this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very, very good album., 14 Jun 2010
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A. C. Parsons (Haslemere, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Audio CD)
'Lost In The Sound Of Separation'(LITSOS) has been described in a somewhat derogatory fahion elsewhere as 'Define The Great Line'(DTGL) part two. Well, I choose to see that as a positive thing; DFTGL was perfect and to be following on from there is not a bad situation to find oneself in, even if you can't quite match it.

The sound is just as heavy as on DTGL but I personally find it far darker and more harrowing. The content of the lyrics seems much more personal than before evinced by the raspiness of Spencer Chamberlain when delivering his clean(er) vocals. In his growls and bellows (the higher end screams from previous releases are noticeably absent here)there is a greater sense of urgency, desperation and exasperation than previously. Aaron Gillespie is, as ever, well utilised to complement his vocalist with some of the clean, but no less impassioned vocals.

There are plenty of industrial and ambient noises in the mix here to accompany the instrumentation which is as tight and disciplined as ever. Even seemingly sloppy or 'ringing' notes are timed to perfection whilst the jarring, almost percussive, guitars endlessly propel songs onwards. The bass is more prominent in the mix than before which lends an extra edge of heaviness to the album alongside the typically clattering and forthright drums. Combining all these things quite often leads to some fairly bleak and apocalyptic sounds.

Despite refusing to adhere to the obvious structure of intro verse chorus verse chorus bridge chorus chorus utilised by much of popular music the songs here never once seem messy or unstructured. They are always moving forwards and the complex time signatures don't feel indulgent (as technical music frequently can).

Powerfully emotive and wonderfully carthartic, this album is an exemplorary offering from one of the leading lights of the modern hardcore scene.

9/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best album, 29 Nov 2009
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Tiago Aguiar "Mad-Botellón-Gamer" (Portugal, Hellbufeira) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Audio CD)
It's a really good album, real mature with some alternative sounds!
A must have in the collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars their best work so far, 12 Sep 2008
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Lavinia Finch (uk) - See all my reviews
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this is the best album by underoath yet. it is reletlessly kicking arse and drilling into your ears. yet has that touch that only underoath can pull off.
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