"Erase Me" is the eighth album by American rock band Underoath. It is their first album in eight years following Ø (Disambiguation) (2010), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in the band's career, and their first one with founding drummer and clean vocalist Aaron Gillespie since Lost in the Sound of Separation (2008). The album was released via Fearless Records on April 6, 2018.
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With Aaron Gillespie back on the drums and vocals, this is truly the return of Underoath. The sheer and raw force of energetic emotion that was present on great albums such as Define the Great Line and even most recently in 2010 on Ø is back in spades. It almost sounds like time hasn’t moved at all when you compare Erase Me to some of their previous works. If there’s anything that has changed dramatically for Underoath, it would have to be their lyrical content. Their Christian faith is one of their most common associations, however, the times have changed. They have since claimed they are no longer a Christian band but hadn’t yet released a new album with their new views.
Interpret it for what you will, but it is quite obvious that while not much has changed in the way of Underoath’s musical trademarks, their ideology and motivations most definitely have. It definitely has the potential to polarize already established fans, as a matter of fact it already has, but I think it has equal potential to reignite their career even longer. To be clear; after hearing “Rapture”, I did want to give Erase Me low marks. But after living with it for a while, I simply just can’t. It is a good album, and certainly worth your time.
Reviewed by Sol for metalinjection.net.
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