Deluxe version of O (disambiguation) features 3 bonus remix songs, live studio performance footage, behind the scenes commentary, and the full 'Making Of The Record' DVD Documentary. With ex-Norma Jean drummer Daniel Davidson in the fold, this veteran Florida metalcore outfit regains the lethal edge that made 2006's Define the Great Line such a landmark release. Frontman Spencer Chamberlain stretches his vocal abilities, revealing more subtleties in both his clean and guttural singing modes. What counts most is the primal aggression of the band's ensemble work, tempered by an underlying rock-solid faith. The tracks In Division
and In Completion
frame a brooding song-cycle laden with images of isolation, drowning and destruction. The tense, churning rhythm of Who Will Guard the Guardians
and the fractured funk-thrash of Catch Myself Catching Myself
embody a reoccurring theme of spiritual warfare. The eerie experimentation within Driftwood
sets the listener up for the staccato guitar thrusts of Vacant Mouth.
Tracks like Paper Lung
and A Divine Eradication
are harrowing messages from the abyss. Amidst this sea of barely controlled chaos, Underoath reveals glimmers of salvation behind the darkness.
- Release Date: November 09, 2010
- Record Label: Tooth & Nail / Solid State
- UPC: 5099990831621
- Number of Discs: 2
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