Revolver has teamed with Underoath for an exclusive, limited-edition "deluxe Coke bottle green" vinyl variant of their new album, Voyeurist. Order yours now!
Metalcore vets Underoath's new and ninth full-length Voyeurist (out now via Fearless Records) is a powerhouse with a tracklist that nods to the Tampa, Florida, crew's raging early work ("Damn Excuses") and penchant for catchy, theatrical anthems ("Hallelujah") while embodying the band's progressive ambitions to push their heavy rock into some exciting new areas (check the Ghostemane collab "Cycle" and seven-minute sludge-metal scorcher "Pneumonia").
Underoath have experienced several boundary-breaking evolutions since they first emerged with their 1999 debut, Act of Depression. They've grown from fiery Christian metalcore upstarts to post-hardcore hit makers on gold-certified albums including 2004's They're Only Chasing Safety and 2006's Define the Great Line to self-reflective independent thinkers, epitomized on their 2015 comeback record Erase Me. (Read Revolver's ranking of every Underoath album here.)
For fans just discovering Underoath, figuring out where to start within their extensive back catalog can be a daunting task. Revolver is here to help with our new "Point of Entry" series, in which we ask artists to pick the single track from throughout their entire discography that they believe is the best place for new fans to begin their journey.
Below, Underoath lead singer Spencer Chamberlain pinpoints the one crucial song that was "the start to us finding our own identity in the genre."
I'd have to say a point of entry to Underoath would be "Writing on the Walls." This song was the start to us finding our own identity in the genre. On Define the Great Line, we decided to push ourselves into a new direction that really continued to grow, even still today on our new record Voyeurist. It has the classic dueling vocal, atmospheric elements, heavy breakdown and electronics that have really been the ethos of Underoath. So, for your first listen ever checking us out, start with "Writing on the Walls" and go from there.