Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.
We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.
Featured on today’s OWAR (One Word Album Review; come on, keep up) is Underoath’s first new album in almost eight years. Taking their time away to really hone in on their craft and construct a whole new approach to how they create music, Erase Me is less of a return to form and more of a rebirth. From the fiery opener “It Has To Start Somewhere” to the eerie and climactic closer “I Gave Up,” it’s clear this isn’t your childhood Underoath anymore.
Now before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to the band’s honest and outspoken frontman Spencer Chamberlain as he chose eleven words to describe each track on Erase Me. After reading what Chamberlain had to say, be sure to pick up a copy of Underoath’s new LP here before it drops April 6th via Fearless Records.
“IT HAS TO START SOMEWHERE”
“ON MY TEETH”
“SINK WITH YOU”
“HOLD YOUR BREATH”
“I GAVE UP”