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Since their inception, Florida's Underøath have evolved from a run-of-the-mill Christian metalcore band into a fluid, dynamic, and energized rock group that adeptly blends emotive melody, charged punk rock rhythms, and a chunky, engaging bottom end. Underøath formed in 1998 in vocalist Dallas Taylor's bedroom. Within a year, the group -- with guitarist Tim McTague, drummer Aaron Gillespie, and keyboardist Christopher Dudley -- had inked a deal with Alabama's Takehold record label. In July 1999, Underøath released the six-song Act of Depression CD, which sold over 2,000 copies. The five-song Cries of the Past followed a year later, selling over 3,000 copies. In 2002, Takehold licensed all of its bands and releases to Seattle's Tooth & Nail/Solid State label. Underøath hit the studio and recorded the ten songs that would comprise their first album under the new partnership, appropriately titled The Changing of Times. Taylor abruptly left the group in the middle of 2003's Warped Tour, leaving distressed fans contemplating the band's uncertain future. Underøath -- which also included bassist Grant Brandell and guitarist James Smith -- continued on, however, enlisting ex-This Runs Through member Spencer Chamberlain as their new vocalist. A year later, the new lineup released They're Only Chasing Safety and supported it on the road with bands like Thrice, the Bled, Hopesfall, and Fear Before the March of Flames. A special edition of the album was next released in fall 2005 that included four bonus tracks; touring continued with a spring 2006 headlining tour alongside Poison the Well, As Cities Burn, and others. Deciding to stick with Tooth & Nail instead of jumping to a major label, the sextet showcased substantial growth and maturity on its next effort, Define the Great Line, issued in June 2006. A heavier, more emotional album than the breakout success of 2004's Chasing Safety, the record sold close to 100,000 copies in just its first week of release and was certified gold by the year's end. Embraced by fans and critics alike and considered the band's masterpiece by many, the group supported it on Warped's main stage that summer. But with a month of dates remaining, tensions within Underøath's ranks suddenly came to a head, causing them to drop off the traveling festival. Rumors swirled of their impending breakup, but the guys remained adamant that a much-needed break was merely due to sort things out. They proved themselves by returning in 2006 with Define the Great Line. Climbing all the way to number two, the album became the highest-charting Christian album on the Billboard 200 since 1997 when LeAnn Rimes took the number one spot with You Light Up My Life. Underøath returned to the studio in 2008 for Lost in the Sound of Separation, an 11-song behemoth of a record that saw the group adopt a darker, more experimental (yet still undeniably heavy) sound. In 2009 drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie left the group, and was replaced by ex-Norma Jean drummer Daniel Davison. Ø (Disambiguation), the group's seventh full-length recording, arrived the following year. ~ Ryan J. Downey
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  2.   Reinventing Your Exit
  3.   When the Sun Sleeps
  4.   In Regards to Myself
  5.   Desperate Times Desperate Measures
  6.   Breathing in a New Mentality
  7.   Illuminator
  8.   A Boy Brushed Redàliving in Black and White
  9.   In Division
  10.   Too Bright to See, Too Loud to Hear
  11.   Unsound
  12.   It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
  13.   Writing on the Walls
  14.   Young and Aspiring
  15.   Sunburnt
  16.   You're Ever So Inviting
  17.   Everyone Looks So Good from Here
  18.   In Completion
  19.   The Impact of Reason
  20.   Spitfire Commentary
  21.   I've Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack
  22.   I'm Content with Losing
  23.   I Don't Feel Very Receptive Today
  24.   A Love So Pure
  25.   Anyone Can Dig a Hole But It Takes a Real Man to Call It Home
  26.   To Whom It May Concern
  27.   Never Meant to Break Your Heart
  28.   Act of Depression
  29.   Yule Be Sorry
  30.   Twothirtyeight Commentary
  31.   A Fault Line, A Fault of Mine
  32.   There Could Be Nothing After This
  33.   Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape
  34.   The Best of Me
  35.   Who Will Guard the Guardians
  36.   A Divine Eradication
  37.   Coming Down Is Calming Down
  38.   The Only Survivor Was Miraculously Unharmed
  39.   Emergency Broadcast: The End Is Near
  40.   Casting Such a Thin Shadow
  41.   The Blue Note
  42.   The Changing of Times
  43.   Watch Me Die
  44.   Heart of Stone
  45.   Mewithoutyou Commentary
  46.   Vacant Mouth
  47.   Reversal
  48.   Paper Lung
  49.   Catch Myself Catching Myself
  50.   Desolate Earth: The End Is Here
  51.   We Are the Involuntary
  52.   The Last
  53.   Giving Up Hurts the Most
  54.   Moving for the Sake of Motion
  55.   Salmarnir
  56.   A Moment Suspended in Time
  57.   Down, Set, Go
  58.   A Message for Adrienne
  59.   Starflyer 59 Commentary
  60.   My Deteriorating Incline
  61.   Driftwood
  62.   The Created Void
  63.   And I Dreamt of You
  64.   Returning Empty Handed
  65.   Wrapped Around Your Finger
  66.   814 Stops Today
  67.   Alone in December
  68.   Short of Daybreak
  69.   Letting Go of Tonight
  70.   Innocence Stolen
  71.   Burden in Your Hands
  72.   As Cities Burn Commentary
  73.   Norma Jean Commentary
  74.   Angel Below
  75.   Zao Commentary
  76.   Sullivan Commentary
  77.   Discover America Commentary
  78.   Walking Away
  79.   Cries of the Past