Song of the Day: Underoath - Casting Such A Thin Shadow

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It was inevitable for me to write the review on one of my fave songs of all time. This band brings back so many memories for me. I first heard of them through an indie Christian online radio website out of Florida (no wonder I know!). I was stationed as an active duty soldier in South Carolina, Back in those days, they were dabbling in unblack metal with great full lengths/EPs Act of Depression & Cries of the Past. I bought a drum set shortly afterwards! I have seen them live multiple times & crowd surfed, but was stuck on duty once & actually spoke to guitarist Timmy before one of their shows in my old stomping grounds Columbia, SC once. There was a venue called New Brookland Tavern that I was at probably at least every other weekend for 3 years & hung with many various band members over the years. Well, those days are long gone & the band went & changed genres stylistically & lyrically. Today is my 43rd birthday & I still miss the old days with Dallas & Aaron’s solo worship music, but Spencer has done an excellent job as the band forayed into the more mainstream.  It was very weird seeing Underoath on the secular music rock charts let me tell you!  If there ever was a band I would join, Underoath would have been it.  Maybe i should look for band members in rural Bloomington/Normal Illinois who actually listen to this genre & play instruments to start an Underoath homage band! The live video here sounds great sonically & showcases my fave drummer of all time Aaron!

 

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MrM
MrM
January 27, 2021 5:57 pm

Underoath is so good at creating immersive atmosphere with their music. I don’t usually like instrumental music, and yet all the instrumentation up until the vocals come in sucks me in with every note.

Aaron is also a really under appreciated drummer, or at least I haven’t seen a ton of recognition for him. His drumming is always interesting, and to do what he does while singing is really impressive. “Writing On The Walls” drums were probably my favourite to play through on Rock Band, super fun all around

MrM
MrM
February 6, 2021 9:04 pm
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oops, didn’t think this comment had gone through, didn’t mean to double post. That comment about Rock Band still stands though, so much fun to play hahah

MrM
MrM
January 25, 2021 2:52 pm

I absolutely love the ambient side of Underoath. The band is great at building soundscapes.

Aaron is also super under-appreciated, at least from what I’ve seen. His drumming is always memorable, plus his ability to do it while singing is really impressive.

Hal Atosis
Hal Atosis
January 25, 2021 11:59 am

shame about these guys… dang shame. seems they’ve rejected Christianity on their recent works… both Spencer Chamberline and Aaron, and i think Aaron had a couple solo P&W albums out some years ago

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