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Ocala, Florida (1997 – 2013)

Underoath (occasionally typeset as underOATH or UNDERØATH) were an American band originally formed on November 30, 1997 in Ocala, Florida, but later relocated to Tampa, Florida, which was home to some of their newer members.

During the band’s early years, when they were fronted by former vocalist Dallas Taylor, Underoath displayed a heavier style than their later, more well-known work, incorporating disparate influences from death and black metal. With Taylor, they released Act of Depression, Cries of the Past, and The Changing of Times. Following Taylor’s departure, Spencer Chamberlain became lead vocalist. The band then released They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line, gaining a certified gold rating and the highest-charting Christian album on The Billboard 200 since 1997, respectively. These two albums have given them more mainstream and commercial success. They’re Only Chasing Safety marked an extreme departure from their earlier work, with extensive use of clean vocals and poppy rhythms, and a near-complete eradication of breakdowns and the use of double-bass. Define The Great Line reflected another shift in style, once again incorporating heavier styles into Underoath’s sound. While the album still featured extensive clean vocals, its use of heavier vocals, detuned guitars, and Botch-inspired guitar work paved the way for Underoath’s future.

Underoath released a live album called Survive, Kaleidoscope on May 27, 2008. Earlier that year, the band recorded a new studio album called Lost in the Sound of Separation, which was released on September 2, 2008, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard 200.

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  • Furik

    I am ready.

    10 hours ago Reply
  • turbo-ylitka

    REBIRT HISCØMING.

    Yesterday 9:18pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    DTGL 10 year tour next year. Calling it now.

    27 Jul 2:58am Reply
  • Ivar91

    Gotta love misheard lyrics, I feel these guys have ALOT. I always find myself listening to their stuff and go like "oh I remember before when I was thinking he said *** instead of ***" and shit like that

    24 Jul 1:49pm Reply
  • Sinetisback

    MYYYY NIGGERS HAVE TURNED TO WHITE THERS NO TURNING BACK TOOOOONIGHT

    13 Jul 10:32pm Reply
  • DoomBlow

    Они достойны 100000 классов! [3]

    29 Jun 2:45pm Reply
  • Ivar91

    gotta love They're Only Chasing Safety, 11 years after its release

    28 Jun 12:59pm Reply
  • Hybr1dd

    кул банда

    26 Jun 8:10am Reply
  • Unde_Scream

    Они достойны 100000 классов! [2]

    16 Jun 11:47am Reply
  • Sad_man0

    Любовь с самого детства.

    9 Jun 2:17pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    "who sound way more commercial and watered down than anything that Underoath have done," Southern Rock isn't exactly commercial and the riffs (especially on the first 2 albums) are a lot more well executed and interesting than anything I'd deem watered down. Maylene isn't heavy, but they aren't close to commercial either.

    30 May 6:03am Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    Они достойны 100000 классов!кто за?

    25 May 4:15pm Reply
  • mu_pothead

    whoa, never knew they were that awesome!

    15 May 12:50pm Reply
  • Ale34

    Dallas left/was asked to leave because he was having relationship problems, not because Aaron bribed the other members. Besides the other members (excluding Octavio) didn't want to go heavy, which lead to Octavio leaving too. They scrapped the lyrics they wrote for Dear Misery and changed up some of the song melodies, retained a few copy and pasting them into different songs on They're Only Chasing Safety.

    7 May 8:17pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    @RiasPure lets also not forget how Dallas left to join Maylene, who sound way more commercial and watered down than anything that Underoath have done, if Dallas were still in the band i doubt Underoath would have gone back to a heavier sound.

    6 May 9:43am Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    Пацанская тема,по кайфу!

    4 May 9:09am Reply
  • RiasPure

    There's quite a few videos of them playing an early version of Reinventing Your Exit with Dallas that's pretty much structurally and melodically identical to the final version, and that's by far the poppiest song on TOCS (not counting Some Will Seek Forgiveness). There's also some videos of them playing early versions of Young and Aspiring and Down Set Go with Dallas. So the whole "durr hurr dallas leaving made them emo and gay" shit is just idiotic. Pull your head out of your ass.

    4 May 1:05am Reply
  • Vulgaira-

    ♥♢♥

    2 May 4:42am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    you do realize that most of the songs off of Theyre Only Chasing Safety were written by Dallas, so if Aaron didnt bribe the members to kick out Dallas then they would be going in the same direction. i never really saw why Define the Great Line and Lost In the Sound of Separation were considered for Emo/Scene kids, granted the choruses are really poppy sounding but once you get past that fact the music is a lot more mature sounding than most of the scenecore bands out there. i will agree that Aaron leaving the band was a huge landmark for Underoaths sound, considering how Aaron was a huge fan of the poppier stuff and the band probably would of never came out with that sick sludgey post-metal induced metalcore sound off of Disambiguation, also i like Spencers clean vocals more than Aarons

    6 Apr 1:43pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    v Music that isn't for gays and emos usually sucks though. Not sure why you're implying that it's a negative.

    6 Apr 7:15am Reply
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