Underoath - Lost in the Sound of Seperation Review
Intro: I thought I'd write a review for the first time in awhile. Did I have high expectations for this album. Yes. I'm a huge fan of Cries of the Past( As you can point out in my sig). Did this beat it. I have to say..YES YES YES YES YES
Lyrics - 9/10: The lyrics have obvious references to Spencer Chamberlain's old drug addiction. And he creates a world with Aaron Gillepsie & gang that's thick and hard to get by. The lyrics create such an open world. That you wouldn't expect from the guys that made They're Only Chasing Safety. They have reinvented themselves in almost every single way.
Instrumental - 8.9/10: The instrumental is technical, random, and just flat out brutal. I cannot even put it to words how this album is just urgency. The instruments are pounding. You see Aaron return the double bass pedal from ye ol' Cries of the Past for a few songs. The thunder and pounding of the instruments is just everywhere. Some times you'll focus on the bass. Sometimes the guitar. Sometimes the synth. And the drums. The drums have this thunderous boom and they don't ever stop with the boom. Though if you are sensitive. This album may make you nauseous
Production 10/10: The production is spot on. Adam D. (from Killswitch Engage fame or in some youtube live videos. The guy who makes sexual jokes about ****ing teenage girls and wears a dress on stage here and there) is a mastery at putting a focus on the album to where everytime you re-listen to a song. You notice something you didn't notice before. Something so small now so big. Every listen is different.
Overall: So far. With so many dull releases. And depending for me how Innerpartysystem and Rise Againsts' new albums turn out. This is looking to AOTY and it's refreshing.
RIYL: A refreshing take on melodic metalcore where everything is just refreshing. And if you like god or if you don't like god. It's an album for everyone. For good music to get your preppy sibling to stop being a faux gangsta.