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Cries of the Past

August 20, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Much in the vein of Underoath's heralded debut "Act Of Depression", "Cries Of The Past" firmly sits in the Underoath discography as one of the band's heaviest outings. And compared to their prior release, this is really when Underoath became something special. Now to put aside all the constant bickering which older fans and newer fans engage in (most of which is childish) and concentrate on the album for what it's worth, this is probably one of the best Christian metal or hardcore cds that's come out in the last 6 years or so. It's no wonder that Underoath is rightfully one of the biggest band in the huge Christian metal/hardcore movement that's sweeping the nation; listen to any of their recordings and it's easy to see why. "Cries of the Past" is where UO really took off, and from here they would only go up.

Much like Underoath's debut album, at first glance "Cries Of The Past" looks like a typical EP. Only five songs. However upon examinining the run time, you quickly learn that this is basically a full length. Clocking in at 42:51, COTP definitely shows the gifted song-writing ability the band was already displaying at a young age. All the songs are 7+ minutes long, and are excellent musical compositions in and of themselves. The tracks are extremely progressive in that there's no repeated parts or hooks, and the band trys more to capture your attention rather than saturating their music with catchy choruses. The aquisition of Chris Dudley on keyboards and Matt Clark on bass (Octavio Fernandez moving to full time second guitarist) is what really makes a difference between this and the last cd though.
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By A Customer on January 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
One word -- METAL!!! Yeah, if you liked "Acts of Depression" for the hardcore sections, you're in for a jolt with this one. While it's not thrown out altogether, this is heavily slanted towards the death/black scene with the addition of a keyboard player, more death vox, and a guitarist that isn't afraid to freaking PLAY that thing.
So let's start at the beginning. Whatever you liked "Acts..." for, its' still here. The keys will surely throw some listeners, but this is still 100% Underoath. The huge guitars still rip with similarly written chops, the vocals and rhythm section still sounds roughly the same, and the songs are (get this) now even longer. All of this notwithstanding though, the keys (despite not being played all the time like a real black metal band) really do add a completely new element that's very cool, and the songs are stronger and less repetitive than before. Really, my only suggestion to the band would be to work on new ways to introduce the (seeming hundreds of) riff changes, as the whole "drop everything but the guitars and then come back in" trick gets worn out pretty quickly.
Bottom line is this, though -- this is the disc that will make hardcore kids everywhere grow their hair long and practice tapping their guitars while wearing studded arm bads. Metal is back, better than ever, and Underoath is its name....
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Underoath Cries of the past is yet another of their masterpieces.
Its a little different from AoD but I think its only slightly better.Dallas delivers his ear shredding vocals at perfection as well as his scary death vocal.The guitarists play at amazing speed and they do it so well.They use alot of different guitar skills such as tapping and others to make the sound relentless.The drummer has some solos and he plays fast as well and can really hit those pedals.The bassist has some solos also and its good that you can actually hear him.And the keyboardists has some haunting intros and nice playing to put more rythm in the songs.The lyrics have alot of heart crushing and depressing things happening in them (listen to cries of the past)but then tell how Jesus Christ (the only saviour) pulled them out of it.I recommend this to anyone thats into the scene and if u dont have it already, find it and buy it right away along with Act of Depression.
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First let me say that I got this cd for free from their keyboardist Chris Dudley. The first time I listened to this my jaw hit the floor. Every song out does the rest. It is impossible to have a favorite or least favorite on this album. This my favorite Metal album, period; and I own alot of Metal. If you have any taste in metal or just for good musicianship(evenm if you don't like the vocals(which are amazing) you will appreciate the talent of these guys) this is a must have. If you like Zao, At the Gates, Darkest Hour, Extol, The Agony Scene, As I Lay Dying, Nodes Of Ranvier...etc GET THIS NOW!!!

You will not be dissapointed.

This one of the most technical, beautiful, hard hitting, in your face, and lovely albums to ever grace the Metal Underworld, Christian or not.

Every song on here is a masterpiece.

BUY IT
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I started listening to rock in my middle school years, Underoath was one of the bands that made me who i am. I was a kid but i knew how to appreciate music, i knew the stories and meaning of there songs. I still admire this band but sadly Dallas Taylor seperated after The Changing of Times album. Never could get into the Underoath that came after Dallas departure. Dallas is the best Vocalist ever in my opinion, with his emtional screams, growls, and lyrics he captured my attention. I thank him alot for making my childhood alot better. Listening to his Underoath while Skating, Driving, doing anything was a great time. Also his original CD was out of print and glad they re-released this since know i can own a part of the Band that Made Me Who I Am.
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