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

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