Big Dismal was a Florida-based post-grunge combo featuring vocalist Eric Durrance, guitarist Chuck Shea, bassist Gary Sobel, and drummer Jeff Chomin. Before the band found its way to Wind-Up, it was essentially just Durrance, toiling away in Tallahassee's local scene. Eventually, his solo recordings (and Christian beliefs) sparked the interest of the label, and with the addition of his supporting players renamed the project Big Dismal. Believe, the official debut, appeared in May 2003. It showcased a familiar and faith-based post-grunge sound similar to Creed or 3 Doors Down.