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Lost in the Sound Of Separation (CD/DVD/Vinyl)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Hard Rock & Metal, Christian
Deluxe Edition CD+DVD+Double Vinyl Box set contains 56 page, embossed black cloth covered, perfect bound hard back book, full length CD/DVD featuring a 40+ minute making-of documentary, 2 sawblade die cut 10" vinyl records... more »
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Deluxe Edition CD+DVD+Double Vinyl Box set contains 56 page, embossed black cloth covered, perfect bound hard back book, full length CD/DVD featuring a 40+ minute making-of documentary, 2 sawblade die cut 10" vinyl records (one turquoise marble, one red marble), all packaged in a white cloth covered 4-fold box, hand numbered and signed by Underoath.
Underoath's Most Expressive Albeit Least Mainstream Album
Media Lover | 09/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LITSOS is, in my opinion, the album that has been hiding in the deepest chambers of Underoath's hearts since their formation as a band. Furious, tender, hideous, beautiful, Underoath explores the addictive, aggressive and sinful nature of man and how it relates to the beauty of our redemption. I'm not going to lie, sometimes (as is the case with "Emergency Broadcast") this album gets flat ugly. It pounds and yells and bashes right through every one of your comfort zones, but at the end of the album, as the final song drifts away, you see the true scope of this album. "I swear I found something good... I found God and the dreams of the believers."
And so, LITSOS, while not even half as poppy as "TOCS" or hard rock as "DGL" transcends each of them in it's own deeply soulful way. (Although, DGL may still be the best bet for the hard rock/metalcore fans.)"
Best one yet.
Mandy Karr | Port Royal, SC USA | 10/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me start off with saying that I've been a big fan of Underoath ever since they hit the music industry. Let me also say that if a band I really like doesn't live up to expectations, I'll say so.
This is the most well written (musically) album they have ever done. They just keep getting better and better. When I fist bought Define the Great Line, the album they did before, I was first surprised because, unlike alot of popular heavy metal bands, they got harder musically rather than softer. This is something I like, and also shows that the band is staying true to the beginning, to why they fell in love with playing heavy metal in the first place. Then I bought Lost in the Sound of Separation, and had preconceived notions that it would be mediocre at best. I left it in the case for a few days in my car, and then one the way to work one day I put it in my cd player. Not only was it better than mediocre, they had gotten even harder than the last one! It was refreshing to see a band really mature and develop without losing what I loved about them in the first place.
Lyrically, it's a little muddy and vague, but that's the style of alot of bands in this genre. I enjoyed the message that this album had to bring. It's about pain, hope, doubt, and all of the things that make us human.
I hope that Underoath keeps up with the amazing work."
An unrivaled masterwork.
Aaron Warlock | Chicago, IL | 09/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With their last two records, Underoath have consistently set new standards for melodic hardcore - standards which elevate them so far above their peers, the gap between them and the crop of scene bands occupying MySpace and filling the pages of Alternative Press could hold an ocean. Separation is an unequaled illustration of what can happen when a group of immensely talented and inventive minds transpose their brilliance onto musical instruments and marry ferocity and savagery with artistry and purpose. Behind the dizzying, distortion-heavy riffs, sudden tempo changes, bestial screaming, and moving instrumental refrains lies a heart of darkness. Separation is without a doubt, the blackest, most foreboding work the band have recorded in their current incarnation, exemplified by lyrics exploring drug abuse, waning faith, and self-loathing. Despite the dark themes prevalent on the album, there's something about it that sends a surge of adrenaline through the listener's veins and elicits a palpable sense of tension and release. The verbosely titled Anyone Can Dig A Hole, But It Takes A Real Man To Call It Home, one of the heaviest tracks on the album, precedes A Fault Line, A Fault Of Mine, a dramatic arrangement incorporating heaviness, melody, and shoe-gazing experimentation. It's the balance between brutality and subtlety that makes Underoath unique, the push and pull between frontman Spencer Chamberlain's ferocious roar and drummer/co-vocalist Aaron Gillespie's temperate singing. Separation culminates with the austere math metal barrage of Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, which segues into the grandiose two song closing suite of Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear and Desolate Earth: The End Is Near, commanding you to listen not just with your ears and heart, but with your very soul. The album's 11 tracks are alternately - and often simultaneously - cold and warm, poignant and inspiring, foreboding and inviting, creating an enigmatic complexity that makes Separation a brilliant achievement of not just post-hardcore, but heavy rock in general."