Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Separation
Ok, so after listening to Lost In The Sound of Separation fully, I have to say I'm mildly disappointed. I was expecting a lot more from this group. Underoath put out an amazing album in 2004 with They're Only Chasing Safety. But this? It's too...mindless. Don't get me wrong. The instrumentals are good, and Spencer Chamberlain's screaming are both good, but it seems as if they aren't going anywhere anymore. They have gone a lot heavier in this record. I guess i was a sucker for the more poppy feel in TOCS.
Now the record does have it's points. the section from We are the Voluntary to about Desperate Times, Desperate Measures is some quality stuff, but it doesn't have the same flair as I'm used to from this group. In retrospect, it's pretty obvious in the direction they were going with after the release of Define the Great Line. That album was a lot heavier, but it still had the catchy rhythms and Aaron's vocals, which have been filtered from this album. He doesn't have as big of a role in this record as before. This album is a good listen i suppose, but it's nothing to obsess over in my book.
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