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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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Underoath

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Albums by
Underoath

Top Songs by
Underoath

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    Popularity
  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.   Writing on the Walls
  12.   It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
  13.   I'm Content with Losing
  14.   Unsound
  15.   You're Ever So Inviting
  16.   The Impact of Reason
  17.   Moving for the Sake of Motion
  18.   Down, Set, Go
  19.   A Message for Adrienne
  20.   The Last
  21.   Sullivan Commentary
  22.   Young and Aspiring
  23.   Watch Me Die
  24.   Zao Commentary
  25.   Catch Myself Catching Myself
  26.   The Only Survivor Was Miraculously Unharmed
  27.   A Fault Line, A Fault of Mine
  28.   Walking Away
  29.   To Whom It May Concern
  30.   There Could Be Nothing After This
  31.   I've Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack
  32.   Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape
  33.   I Don't Feel Very Receptive Today
  34.   The Changing of Times
  35.   Sunburnt
  36.   As Cities Burn Commentary
  37.   Mewithoutyou Commentary
  38.   Discover America Commentary
  39.   Who Will Guard the Guardians
  40.   Reversal
  41.   Paper Lung
  42.   In Completion
  43.   A Divine Eradication
  44.   Desolate Earth: The End Is Here
  45.   The Created Void
  46.   Anyone Can Dig a Hole But It Takes a Real Man to Call It Home
  47.   Giving Up Hurts the Most
  48.   Casting Such a Thin Shadow
  49.   Returning Empty Handed
  50.   Short of Daybreak
  51.   The Best of Me
  52.   Never Meant to Break Your Heart
  53.   A Love So Pure
  54.   Yule Be Sorry
  55.   My Deteriorating Incline
  56.   Driftwood
  57.   Coming Down Is Calming Down
  58.   Everyone Looks So Good from Here
  59.   A Moment Suspended in Time
  60.   Wrapped Around Your Finger
  61.   The Blue Note
  62.   814 Stops Today
  63.   Letting Go of Tonight
  64.   Burden in Your Hands
  65.   Heart of Stone
  66.   Beloved Commentary
  67.   Twothirtyeight Commentary
  68.   Starflyer 59 Commentary
  69.   Spitfire Commentary
  70.   Vacant Mouth
  71.   We Are the Involuntary
  72.   Emergency Broadcast: The End Is Near
  73.   Cries of the Past
  74.   Salmarnir
  75.   And I Dreamt of You
  76.   Innocence Stolen
  77.   Norma Jean Commentary
  78.   Act of Depression
  79.   Alone in December
  80.   Angel Below
  81.   I've Got 10 Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack
  82.   The 80's Song
  83.   You're So Intricate
  84.   Smic Tague
  85.   Bonus Material
  86.   In Regards to Self
  87.   Underoath
  88.   I Got 10 Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna' Do Jack
  89.   [CD-ROM Track]
  90.   Salmamir
  91.   Desolate Earth...The End Is Near
  92.   Writing On Walls
  93.   It's Dangerous Business
  94.   Making Of Lost In Sound Of Separation