A Christian band who, with the fantastic vocalist/lyricist Dallas Taylor, created some of the best music ever. Their original sound bordered on what could be considered grindcore, with intense, crushingly heavy riffs, very complex double-kick drumming and Dallas' emotion-filled shrieks and growls. They released their debut album Act of Depression with this sound, before adopting a slightly more Black Metal influenced sound for their second LP Cries of the Past. Both of these two releases are currently out of print.
They then took on a less heavy, more melodic post-hardcore sound for their third album The Changing of the Times, which was a massive departure from their earlier music.

Unfortunately, due to clashes with bandmates, Dallas Taylor left the band in 2003. Along with guitarist Corey Steger, who had left the band after Cries of the Past, the two of them were the most important force behind the band and gave them their signature sound.

By the time Underoath came to record their third full-length in 2004 with new vocalist/lyricist Spencer Chamberlain, they had just one original band member left - drummer Aaron Gillespie. Titled "They're Only Chasing Safety", it has been hugely criticised by the band's long-time fans and despite outselling all of the previous three albums put together, it is without question the lowpoint of their career, with barely a nod to the band's previous work, it is questionable whether they should even be operating under the name Underoath anymore.
2006 brought the fifth album "Define the Great Line", which is largely the same as it's predecessor.

Dallas Taylor has, since his leaving of the band, been working on a new project Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, who are excellent, but still not as good as old Underoath.
Underoath's first two albums showcase one of the best bands that have ever existed, but with the release of the third they sold out and have been very poor ever since.
by SuperBernard September 03, 2006
Top Definition
1. A band that owns your face. No, your whole body.
"I love Underoath because they're way amazing."
by lortotheen December 23, 2003
A Christian band that originated in Florida. They have an interesting sound, which can be described as screamo, hardcore, emo, and metalcore. They're earlier CD, 'The Changing of Times', has a more hardcore sound (it consists of about 85% screaming) than their newer CD, 'They're Only Chasing Safety', which is about 50/50 between screaming and singing.
A few of their good songs include 'When the Sun Sleeps', 'Never Meant o Break Your Heart', and 'Reinventing Your Exit'.
by Drew January 10, 2005
possibly the greatest band ever.
"underoath? possibly the greatest band ever!"
by james f August 12, 2005
one of teh best bands out there. they originated in florida

other great bands of their genre include:
-Poison The Well
-Alexisonfire(not as much but yeah)
underOATH is teh sh1T!!1!
by SHADE May 09, 2004
UnderOath is the fucking best band that ever was. People classify them as many genres, but to give you a taste of how they sound its like half emo and half screaming(on their newest album). In their older albums, it features about 95% screaming.
I just saw UnderOath at the Warped Tour!
by Aaron V. September 16, 2005
A band, that despite what idiot who know nothing, have not copied alexisonfire infact Underoath have been around since 1998 and have released 5 albums since:

Acts of Depression
Cries of the Past
The Changing of Times
They're Only Chasing Saftey
and the amazing define the great line

members include:
Aarong Gillespie Vocals (clean)/Drums (only founding member left)
Spencer Chamberlain Vocals(screams)
Tim McTague Guitars
Chris Dudley Keyboard
James Smith Guitars
Grant Brandell Bass

Original vocalist Dallas Taylor left the bend after The Changing of Times and Spencer Chamberlain replaced him for the recording of They're Only Chasing Saftey.

it should be noted that for the new album, define the great line, all songs were writen by Aaron and Spencer. While the influences on the album vary, Bands like Isis and Norma Jean shine.

they're also absofuckinglutley amazing live.
Person 1: hey you like underoah?
Person 2: *has amazing orgasm over the thought of underoath*
Person 1: sweet
by sonny moore's sexy ass body July 04, 2006
A great/heavy Christian screamo band. Many people hate Underoath for copying Alexisonfire when, in fact, they formed years before. They're talent is wasted on "mainstream loving" teens who don't know a damn thing about good music and only like them in some desperate hope of looking cool and getting laid. Although not the most musically talented band ever (aka not Rush), they'll rock your socks any day of the week.
angsty teen: have sex with me cause i like underoath
me: shut the hell up (round house to the ground followed by the peoples elbow)
by FxnRaPa October 08, 2005
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