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

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