The Changing of Times



by guitaristBC7 USER (6 Reviews)
July 16th, 2005 | 275 replies

Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Underoath released their record "The Changing of Times" on Solid State Records in 2002. This was with their former vocalist Dallas Taylor. Later he would leave and they would come to find new vocalist Spencer Chamberlain and record the album "They're Only Chasing Safty." You can tell a big difference in the music from Underoath's earlier stuff, to this album "The Changing of Times, and to the newest release. This album is better than the cd "They're Only Chasing Safty" even if the screamer isn't as good as the new one.

Another thing is everyone calls Underoath screamo but I wouldn't call them that. They use to be metal in the earlier years with the release of "Cries of the Past" but now the are just a mix of emo and hardcore or emocore. Also another thing is I never meant to put American Idiot as similar or recommended album. I just don't know how to get rid of it.

Underoath is:

Aaron Gillespie-drums, vocals
Tim McTaque-guitar
Chris Dudley-keyboards
Grant Brandell-bass
James Smith-guitar
Dallas Taylor-vocals


1. When the Sun Sleeps
2. Letting Go of Tonight
3. Message for Adrienne
4. Never Meant to Break Your Heart
5. Changing of Times
6. Angel Below
7. Best of Me
8. Short of Daybreak
9. Alone in December
10.814 Stops Today

Track One: When the Sun Sleeps
This was the single off of the album. The song starts off strong with the guitar playing this neat riff and the keyboards in the back. It heads into the verse with palm muting. One bad thing about this song is the screamer Dallas doesn't really fit in with the song but its okay. The drummer Aaron sings the chorus with Dallas screaming along. At the bridge it slows down a little bit with Aaron singing and then it leads into the chorus. Some people might not think of this as a really good song but I think its pretty good. 4/5

Track Two: Letting Go of Tonight
This is a very short but a pretty good song. You won't find any singing on this one. The whole song is basically octaves and power chords. Dallas fits in better on this song. 3/5

Track Three: A Message for Adrienne
The song starts of very heavy and hardcore. You hear some deep yelling going on nothing you have heard so far. There are alot of heavey guitar parts throughout the whole song. It all starts to slow down at about 3:55. 4/5

Track Four: Never Meant to Break Your Heart
This song starts off pretty basic you hear this kind of chugging effect coming from the guitars while playing palm mutes. What ranges alot on this song is the sound. At one point it's all heavy with distorted guitars and then all of a sudden it's slow with a clean guitar. The best part is the outro probably. 3/5

Track Five: Changing of Times
There is a little techno thing coming from the keyboard in beginning and then it goes into this soft part with backing vocals and everything. It all starts to pick up at about 1:15 which leads into this awsome breakdown and then the bass starts to play with the guitar coming in leading it to the end. 3/5

Track Six: Angel Below
This is an okay song but nothing great. The keyboards stand out alot of some of the parts of the song. Also there is some good guitar work too.

Track Seven: The Best of Me:
The drums are the first thing you hear and is soon followed by a clean guitar playing a few chords and then Dallas lets out a scream. The guitar work is good on this song its different rather than that chugging effect. One thing that I don't like is that Aaron really never sings on the songs but just talks along I'd rather he sang. A good thing about these songs is they don't all follow the same thing Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus, and then Outro. This is a good song. 4/5

Track Eight: Short of Daybreak
This is not a bad song. The first half of the song is just distorted guitars playing those powerchords. At 1:55 the guitar plays this awsome riff which continues the rest of the way through until the end of the song. You don't hear that stuff much on their new album. 3.5/5

Track Nine: Alone In December
To start this song off is the drums. Like alot of the other songs it starts off soft and clean and then the distorted guitars come in and the screaming. This is probably one of the softest songs on the cd. Aaron also talks alot on this song but never sings. 2/5

Track Ten: 814 Stops Today
Well this isn't a song but just some weird noise that goes on for about 50 seconds not really the best way to end the album. 0.5/5

Not a bad album by Underoath. This one I think is better than their new one but other people would disagree. I would give this cd 3/5. Rate this review please.

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Comments:Add a Comment 
July 17th 2005


I don't like this CD at all. Very overrated.

July 17th 2005


I'm not a huge fan of this CD, mainly because of the vocals. 3/5 seems about right to me.

Good Review by the way, that last one was terrible.

July 17th 2005


Ok album....better than the new one...your review is accurate

July 17th 2005


damn good CD, dont know why it popped up when i licked on punk though

September 20th 2005


I dug that up again recently after hearing "When the sun sleeps" at a local club. It's quite a nice listen every now and then, and definately better compared to "They're only chasing safety". But the synthie things are a bit to cheesy for me here and there, and annoy IMO. Not always, but sometimes.

Review could be a bit more detailed, but it's ok.

January 19th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0

this is a good album cb martinez is a dipshit

March 10th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0


March 18th 2006


this is the good underoath, theyre new stuff with the new singer just sucks.

March 18th 2006


Album Rating: 2.5

meh, this album is really generic in my opinion. I don't like the newest album either, but at least it's got some catchy points. This band isn't anyting special at all, and I've tried to get into this album many times but just can't.

Full Collapse299
April 2nd 2006


Album Rating: 3.5

One of my favorite albums of time! The screaming is top notch with Aaron talking in the background, it adds more effect I think. The drumming and guitar playing is superb as well. Too bad we never got a "proper" follow up.

April 7th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5

Compared to They're Only Chasing Safety, this CD is amazing. The only thing that I don't agree on is your score on "Short of Daybreak" and "Alone In December". I also believe that Dallas is a way better vocalist than Spencer.

May 20th 2006


This actually a great album. Much better than their most recent stuff, though it would be nice to have more of the scream/clean counterpoint that's on "When the Sun Sleeps".

Dallas > Spencer.

Storm In A Teacup
May 20th 2006


Album Rating: 4.5


icaught fire444
June 1st 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

your review was too basic, and scince i dunno about old underoath, this didnt help me at all. do they sing alot on this album? do they scream alot on this album? thats what i want to know. because i really dont like heavy metal, and new underoath is about as hard as i go.(not that new underoath is heavy metal or anything.)

so i dont think id like this one very much.This Message Edited On 06.01.06

June 1st 2006


This is NOT that heavy.

To the guy above.

icaught fire444
June 5th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

I downloaded When the Sun Sleeps and Alone In December. I love thm both, but they would be way better with Spencer...Dallas remindes me too much of the Senses Fail guy, and when he screams he makes me want to throw up.

but I guess I only heard the soft side of the album. I hope the rest of it doesn't have too much screaming cuz Dallas isn't too great. I can stand Spencer though.

June 22nd 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

My personal favorite Underoath CD. WAY better then TOCS, that's for sure.

Dallas remindes me too much of the Senses Fail guy...

Really? How? I like Dallas a lot better than Spencer... Although both have uberly cool names. =]

August 24th 2006


Album Rating: 3.0

The keyboards on this album are silly. Seriously.

September 26th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

i like this album

one of my favorites

January 22nd 2007


Album Rating: 3.5

Good stuff.

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