Define the Great Line is the fifth album by the Florida-based band Underoath. It was released in the United States on June 20th, 2006. There is also a limited edition version of the album featuring exclusive artwork and a DVD, which includes a short film on the making of the album, as well as a first-hand account of a man's encounter with a UFO.
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Brutal new sound| Posted October 28, 2007
This album is just chock full of goodness. I personally did not like Act of Depression in the least. Changing of times was okay, but you won't catch it mysteriously stuck in my CD player for a week. Then, They're Only Chasing Safety came out and blew me away. I heard that they were coming out with another release and I was stoked. I remember thinking, "if it's anything like They're Only Chasing Safety, it's gonna be awesome". Then, I got it and it was nothing like the prior. However, it was still nothing short of spectacular. They actually took a step back into something a little harder, but turns out I liked the way they approached it this time around. As it turns out, I rank this album leagues over its predecessors. If you like hardcore and you end up giving this a try you will probably get like three more years out of your eject button on your CD player.
I know 'cause my feet have the scars to show...| Posted August 19, 2009 ...I was lost with vague direction and no place to call home
Underoath went deeper and darker with Define the Great Line, and to me it feels like a step down from They're Only Chasing Safety. The style of singing/screaming from TOCS is almost completely gone from this album. I like the band because of their ability to mix melodic singing with screaming in their aggressive style of music... and unfortunately, with this album the aggressiveness takes far more precedence over the singing/screaming hybrid that I enjoy so much. Lost in the Sound of Seperation proves they can be even more dark and aggressive without forgoing their mix of singing and screaming, it's a shame they didn't have a better mix with this album.
Spencer's screams are much lower here, which I actually prefer over the high-pitched screams on TOCS. Still, I think Aaron's singing is a much-needed balance which is almost completely missing from this album. When he does sing here, his voice isn't near as good as in TOCS or LITSOS. I know, I'm doing a lot of comparing to other recent albums here, but bear with me. With only a few exceptions, there is really not that much of a difference from one song to another... to me, most of them sound roughly the same and tend to run together. While the lyrics and the message are still here, in my opinion they're not nearly as moving or powerful as in other Underoath albums. Disappointing to me was that this is the only Underoath album that forces you to read between the lines to find references towards God, something that the band has blatantly included on every other release.
My Highlights: Casting Such a Thin Shadow, To Whom It May Concern, A Moment Suspended in Time
Not too much to overcome
With enough time to turn it all around
In a picture perfect scenery
I've become a stick figure illustration
A MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!| Posted September 17, 2008
This album is a work that no other screamo, metal, emo, or whatever band in the world can top! The songs are so unique in their sounds and riffs especially their tempos, that Underoath stands out beyond any other artist in the genre. This is a must-have!
fav.| Posted June 05, 2008
this is my favorite underoath cd ever!!!! its unique and all the songs are awesome. im really pumped that there is a band this GREAT and they CHRISTIAN. i like 'moving for the sake of motion.' its awesome. heck, i love all the songs.
Perfect| Posted April 26, 2008
This album is literally perfect in every way. There aren't too many records out there that I can listen to all the way through and LOVE every track. This cd can't be put into words how amazing it really is. The lyrics are raw and to the point and accompanied with the music it's really an "in your face" experience.
awesome| Posted April 08, 2008
Define the Great Line is the best album Underoath as ever meade............for now. i expect there new cd that comes out in the fall to be the best of the best. but this cd is one of my all-time favorties.
Screamo Awesomeness| Posted January 28, 2008
Bow down to the kings of screamo. Underoath returns with the very heavy Define the Great Line. I love everything that Underoath does so that natrually means that I love this album. This one is a can't miss for Underoath fans.
Define Underoath| Posted January 14, 2008
I think this was a very much needed album for Underoath. They had very good, fast riffs in this album. I particularly liked the Drum intro and just basically Moving for the sake of Motion. Writing on the Walls also made me absolutely love Underoath again. Very Good album 4 stars