Define The Great Line
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Define The Great Line

June 20, 2006

  Song Title
In Regards To Myself
A Moment Suspended in Time
There Could Be Nothing After This
You're Ever So Inviting
Returning Empty Handed
Casting Such a Thin Shadow
Moving For The Sake Of Motion
Writing On The Walls
Everyone Looks So Good From Here
To Whom It May Concern

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 20, 2006
  • Release Date: June 20, 2006
  • Label: Solid State Records (SST)
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Solid State Records
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  • Total Length: 45:25
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  • ASIN: B000TERCS0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,549 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Here's this - I know that I shouldn't even be listening to this group, since I'm about 7 to 10 years too old and about 75 pounds over the necessary weight required to wear the appropriate uniform that most (if not all) hardcore kids have been wearing for the past couple of years. (It's been a decade since I could fit into 32-waist jeans and a size Medium t-shirt.) Coupled with that sad admission is the one that, whenever I even think about going to any kind of local rock show in my area (whether in Houston itself or in the general north of the city), I have to remind myself how old & out-of-place I'll look amongst all the kids in the crowd. Yes, I do realize that 15- to 18-year-olds really aren't kids, but when you're a decade or more older than a vast majority of the crowd going to see a hardcore show, you feel quite creepy standing next to kids who weigh half of what you do. I guess I should learn to be content with attending indie rock & folk shows - my age & my ears are getting to me.

And, on an even more level than personal style issues and the inability to earn points as a good scenester, I start listening to Underoath's new album, Define the Great Line, and began to fear that I've become "that guy." Any music aficionado of any real substance knows exactly the guy I'm talking about (Rob, Dick, & Barry make merciless fun of one of these guys in High Fidelity, both book & movie versions). He's the older and intelligent, yet subtly mocked, geezer who constantly says things like, "Oh, I used to listen to them back when they were [insert band's previous style here]," or "Oh, I like their old stuff better.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A total turn around...great stuff June 22, 2006
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only chasing saftey (the previous record) was decent but it was way to screamo and poppy. Here, they go back towards more of their old sound of metal. The vocals have improved greatly, sometimes getting deep throated. THe guitars have a great crunch with some killer riffs. It's just totally sounds like a different band. If you don't like underoath or hated their last cd, then give this one a shot. It's one of the best albums of the year.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Earnesty June 23, 2006
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In the time since the sensational "They're Only Chasing Safety" was released, Underoath have been selling out shows and records like madmen. The cult following the band brings about with their energetic belligerence is anything but unstoppable; and when the band made a surprise move to stay locked into Tooth And Nail Records (despite bigger offerings), it's no surprise Tooth And Nail were stoked.

Leading up to this release, the hype's been building much like the whirling, dark sand in their promo videos. Ominous advertisements, simply displaying a ticking clock, have been plastered all over the Internet--and even in Downtown LA I witnessed several black posters with the `Oath logo plastered on the walls. And, when a plane bearing the news that the album is to be released was spotted at this year's Columbus Warped Tour stop, it's no secret: there's a lot of hype behind this album.

It might be too obvious of me to state, simply, that the hype for this album was anything short of dead-on--and, at moments, I myself was even a bit skeptical about `Define' blowing `Safety' out of the water. When the band's first choice was, oddly, to put "Salmarnir," the torrential interlude, up, my heart dropped with a sense of disappointment.

Now, though, "Define The Great Line," is in my hands, and I've no doubt that this album powerfully redefines Underoath (excuse the pun). Moving beyond the blistering anthemics found on tracks like "Reinventing Your Exit" and "A Boy Brushed Red...," "Define The Great Line" is a screamy, messy, and violent record that's vigorous and exciting.

The only discretion I've had with Underoath's live show is that, as one might expect, singer and drummer Aaron Gillespie's dual duty is a bit difficult to perfectly render.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underoath: Define the Great Line September 25, 2009
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The quality of this album exceeds 5 stars. Anyone ranking lower simply doesn't enjoy the album, and perhaps that is the more important thing. In order for you to enjoy this album, you must really love great metal vocals. Spencer Chamberlain belts out the most wicked, brutal, epically spine-tingling growls I have ever heard. The production is bar-none and makes you feel as if Spencer is sitting right by you screaming into your ears. If you are not one that enjoys this, buyer beware. But if you seek such a thing, this album is for you.

Aside from the vocals, the music is incredible! There is nothing that comes close to this quality of music in today's metalcore scene. Nothing about the album is cheesy. It is fresh, original, and utterly superb. The drum-work is mind blowing. The guitar-work is excellent. The songwriting is perhaps as perfect as it gets in music. But, if you are looking for catchy choruses and feel-good sing-alongs then turn away now. Such an Underoath album would be They're Only Chasing Safety (which is also great, but very different). Define the Great Line is darker, meaner, and stronger.

Absolutely, Undeniably, Inextricably Epic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Did you expect anything less than awesome?
I'm not too sure what to say about this album but go out and buy it. This is one amazing band.
Published 29 days ago by Joseph Silva
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Every song on this CD is awesome but Salmarnir. not really a song and im sure it has some big meaning or something i just dont care. Otherwise whole thing is great and will def. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
This is the second Underoath album that I have really listened to, the other being They Are Only Chasing Safety. I would definitely chose this album over the other. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Improvement and Maturing from the Previous One!
Ok, Underřath's previous album, They're Only Chasing Safety, was a decent album, but it only has 3 memorable songs in my opinion. This album on the other hand is a masterpiece! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Music 101
5.0 out of 5 stars Underoath's career-defining musical statement
Two vocalists who combine together to form an exceptional range (frontman Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie trade-off throat-tearing screams and supple clean singing at the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by A. Stutheit
5.0 out of 5 stars STELLAR!
What can I say, I have been listening to underOATH for a long time now. My favorite album was Cries of the Past but this has surpassed that definitely! Read more
Published on May 20, 2011 by Omaha
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet!!
Whoa! This one is very different from the punk/pop/screamo T.O.C.S. From the very first song you can tell this is more of a Screamo only album. Read more
Published on October 23, 2008 by John Minor
4.0 out of 5 stars Very solid, not their best.
I don't care what anyone says, TOCS is and probably always will be UnderOath's best record. Saftey single-handedly changed the way I listen to music forever, and I don't think... Read more
Published on October 17, 2008 by RaisedOnSpitalfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Unreal
This is, without a doubt, one of the best albums ive ever heard. This cd will blow your mind from beginning to end. Read more
Published on October 3, 2008 by Brandon Coyle
5.0 out of 5 stars ridiculous!!!
This cd is absolutely ridiculous from beginning to end...Every song is unique and the album flow is awesome!!! This is 10 stars out of 5!!
Published on September 27, 2008 by M. Webber
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