Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock with zero connection to the outside world, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard the news that Underoath will be releasing their first new album since 2010′s Ø (Disambiguation).
Being that this new comeback album, titled Erase Me, will be the band’s first in EIGHT YEARS, we thought it’d be fun to reach out to Underaoth frontman Spencer Chamberlain to see if there are any recent comeback records he personally enjoys.
To check out the six albums he picked (plus a few honorable mentions), be sure to look below. Afterwards, make sure to not only pre-order Erase Me before it drops April 6th via Fearless Records but also grab tickets to see Underoath out on tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya, and LIMBS.
THRICE - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere (2016)
Gap between full-length albums: Five years
Spencer: “I definitely think this is the best record Thrice has ever put out, in my opinion.“
Glassjaw - Material Control (2017)
Gap between full-length albums: Fifteen years
“This record is great as well. I do love Glassjaw.”
Dashboard Confessional - Crooked Shadows (2018)
Gap between full-length albums: Nine years
“This is a great record! Chris Carrabba is a great guy and I think he’s a really great songwriter. I’m glad they’re back!”
Portishead - Third (2008)
Gap between full-length albums: Eleven years
“Duuuude! I LOVE Portishead! Who doesn’t love Portishead!?”
Slipknot - .5 The Gray Chapter (2014)
Gap between full-length albums: Six years
“I don’t know if I really consider this a comeback record – they never really went on hiatus – but Slipknot always puts out great records in my opinion.”
A Perfect Circle // Tool
“I’ve heard a few songs off the new A Perfect Circle record that’s coming out [Eat The Elephant, due out April 20th]. And I think Tool is making a new record as well. So those should be pretty massive. I mean, I haven’t heard either yet but I’m interested for sure!”
At The Drive-In - in•ter a•li•a (2017)
“I’m a huge At The Drive-In but this record was tough to me. To me, I think it’s really important to not go back – the reason I love the Thrice album so much is because I think they came out and made a great record that made you feel the way they did when you fell in love with them but it’s not a recreation of the past. Sometimes when my favorite bands get back together it’s a let down for me which is exactly why Underoath did what we did [with Erase Me]. It would have been easy for us to go in [to the studio] like, “Oh, let’s make Define The Great Line part two or part three or part four or whatever you want to call it and cash in” but we wanted to do something fresh and innovative and real. I think when Thrice did it I was like – I’ve known the Thrice guys, I think they’re a good band but it wasn’t until their newest record where I was like, “Wow! This is fucking great! What an incredible band.” I think most comeback records, to me, are kind of a letdown cause a lot of bands make the mistake of going like, “Hey, let’s go back and look at our biggest record and try and do that.” And that’s always going to sound like a b-side to a listener, in my opinion, because you’re just getting something similar to the songs you fell in love with but you already have those songs, you know?
“When Foo Fighters went on hiatus they came back with something [ed. note: we’re pretty sure he’s referring to 2014′s Sonic Highways or maybe even 2017′s Concrete and Gold but we’re not 100% sure] and it was really good. I love the Foo Fighters.”