Underoath is a CHRISTIAN BAND??!!

Dead1shotDead1shot Opening Act
edited April 2009 in History of Rock
Well i was at church this morning and after the service let out i went into the christian music store. I looked at the top 10 rock albums and here it went (these are the artists not the album name)
1. Chris Daughtry (Sorry if i spelled it wrong)
2. Flyleaf
3. Casting Crowns
4. Underoath

I was like WTF?! For of those who dont know they sing Desperate Times Desperate Measures. Keep in mind this song has a lot of screaming i was surprised. Did any else no this?

EDIT: dont be hatin the christians!

Comments

  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    T-Hybrid;2136451 said:
    It just goes to show that Christian Rock isn't all as cliched as people believe. I've actually been waiting for more Flyleaf since I first heard "All Around Me".
    Underoath has done very little to persuade me that they aren't cliche. They're mediocre by metalcore standards, which means they're downright terrible. Flyleaf and Kutless are both pretty generic as well. I've yet to find a Christian band that doesn't play to the generic formula of their specific genre, in fact.

    Also, I don't get the Christian label. That's like saying that a band who writes songs about love is a "Love Band" or something like that.
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Knew Underoath was (not a fan of them, anyways), but Daughtry is totally not a Christian rocker.
  • gamrrpolgamrrpol Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    HeyRiles;2136485 said:
    That's not true. Otherwise Norman Greenbaum is Christian Rock
    If Spirit in the Sky doesn't qualify as Christian Rock then what does? How would you define Christian Rock?
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited March 2009
    Underoath songs are jam-packed with creamy message goodness in their lyrical centers
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    gamrrpol;2136679 said:
    If Spirit in the Sky doesn't qualify as Christian Rock then what does? How would you define Christian Rock?
    It's because he's a Jew. I simply assume that he wrote it to poke fun at Christian Rock.
  • cscwell107cscwell107 Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    As I Lay Dying is also a "Christian" band.
  • gamrrpolgamrrpol Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    ArmsAreLoud;2136691 said:
    It's because he's a Jew. I simply assume that he wrote it to poke fun at Christian Rock.
    I dunno....if you read the lyrics without knowing who wrote them or heard the song without knowing who sang it...wouldn't it be a Christian Rock song?
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited March 2009
    OakTea;2136547 said:
    Like bands trying to use the "Christian" label to get more sales and stuff.
    In all honesty, labeling yourself as a 'Christian' band would probably give you less sales
    ArmsAreLoud;2136691 said:
    It's because he's a Jew. I simply assume that he wrote it to poke fun at Christian Rock.
    He wrote it as such because it was catchy and it would potentially be popular
    Alright_Computer;2136643 said:
    I've yet to find a Christian band that doesn't play to the generic formula of their specific genre, in fact.
    Try Tenth Avenue North, they're well-received here in Central Florida
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    ArmsAreLoud;2136691 said:
    It's because he's a Jew. I simply assume that he wrote it to poke fun at Christian Rock.
    No, he wrote it because he likes Gospell Music.
  • edited March 2009
    HeyRiles;2136485 said:
    That's not true. Otherwise Norman Greenbaum is Christian Rock
    Dont you ever get tired of being so clever?

    Good one!
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    And really, anyone who stops during a concert to pray (to God) has to be Christian Rock.
  • TransbrakTransbrak Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Alright_Computer;2136643 said:


    Also, I don't get the Christian label. That's like saying that a band who writes songs about love is a "Love Band" or something like that.
    It's a easy marketing term, invented by the same kind of people that sit on tv with the big gold chairs on the big expensive sets with the expensive clothes begging for your money to further their cause all in the name of religion.
  • Electric_ZenElectric_Zen Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    ArmsAreLoud;2136691 said:
    It's because he's a Jew. I simply assume that he wrote it to poke fun at Christian Rock.
    I have heard this opinion expressed before, and I really, really don't understand it.

    Eddy Vedder wrote a song about a homeless dude. But he's not a homeless dude. So therefore we assume he wrote it to poke fun at homeless people? :confused:

    I have seen a small number of hardcore Christians complain that Spirit In The Sky is offensive. What is that all about? Is that a "Jews-killed-Jesus" thing, or is it just that non-Christians aren't supposed to sing about Christianity?
  • a7xforlifea7xforlife Opening Act
    edited March 2009
    yeah underoath is christian. BTW those who said All That Remains and As I Lay Dying were too, your wrong. they have personally disclaimed this fact.
  • edited March 2009
    Its the unending madness of hypocracy.

    Wars, Genocides, Torture...

    All in the name of "god"....
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Electric_Zen;2136803 said:
    I have heard this opinion expressed before, and I really, really don't understand it.

    Eddy Vedder wrote a song about a homeless dude. But he's not a homeless dude. So therefore we assume he wrote it to poke fun at homeless people? :confused:
    The difference is that Spirt In the Sky is a really over-the-top Christian song, while Even Flow is trying to make you feel sorry for the homeless dude. I figured it likely I was wrong, but that's just what I thought when I found out the dude was Jewish.
  • IdiostockIdiostock Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Doc_SoCal;2136820 said:
    Its the unending madness of hypocracy.

    Wars, Genocides, Torture...

    All in the name of "god"....
    I'm not going to follow the link, so I'll ask. Is it Westboro Baptist Church?
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    ArmsAreLoud;2136844 said:
    The difference is that Spirt In the Sky is a really over-the-top Christian song, while Even Flow is trying to make you feel sorry for the homeless dude. I figured it likely I was wrong, but that's just what I thought when I found out the dude was Jewish.
    Like I said, he was doing a tribute to Gospell music.
  • cscwell107cscwell107 Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    a7xforlife;2136813 said:
    yeah underoath is christian. BTW those who said All That Remains and As I Lay Dying were too, your wrong. they have personally disclaimed this fact.
    All That Remains isn't but As I Lay Dying is playing a christian festival this summer in Ohio. Im going to it. They are definitely Christian. They also play them on a Christian radio station I listen to. Link- http://www.alive.org/artists_beach.aspx
  • theantkid12theantkid12 Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Doc_SoCal;2136820 said:
    Its the unending madness of hypocracy.

    Wars, Genocides, Torture...

    All in the name of "god"....
    I was waiting for someone to say that.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    That post with the video is off-topic.
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Even though I'm Christian, I can't stand christian music, nor can I stand most of the people. I never liked Underoath anyway.
  • acondon747acondon747 Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    The bones of the "JESUS" rannosaurus Rex.

    Through carbon dating scientists have predicted that the Earth is "HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD"
  • sandswipesandswipe Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Christian is not a genre, because it does not have anything to do with the sound of a song. It only ties the message together.

    Except that in thousands of cases it does not tie the message of the individual song together, it only ties a belief of the band together. So it's basically a nonsense label a bunch of record labels use to take advantage of christian parents who don't want to bother listening to any music that disagrees with any part of their own beliefs.

    "War Pigs is devils music!"*

    I grew up around a lot of people who believe that any music not written by somebody who goes to church three times a week and volunteers is either worthless or actively trying to destroy you, and can't stand these people being taken advantage of, even if they are pretty wrong about what makes a song meaningful.


    *black sabbath is considered by many to be one of the first big christian rock artists.
  • T-HybridT-Hybrid Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Alright_Computer;2136643 said:
    Underoath has done very little to persuade me that they aren't cliche. They're mediocre by metalcore standards, which means they're downright terrible. Flyleaf and Kutless are both pretty generic as well. I've yet to find a Christian band that doesn't play to the generic formula of their specific genre, in fact.
    Wow...so much opinion, so little time.

    When I talk about "cliched" Christian rock, I'm talking about the kind of Christian rock where "God" or "Jesus" is in every other line.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    T-Hybrid;2136951 said:
    Wow...so much opinion, so little time.

    When I talk about "cliched" Christian rock, I'm talking about the kind of Christian rock where "God" or "Jesus" is in every other line.
    I figured, but if you're trying to say that Underoath, Flyleaf, Kutless, or any other Christian band brought anything new to music, you're just fooling yourself.
  • T-HybridT-Hybrid Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Alright_Computer;2136957 said:
    I figured, but if you're trying to say that Underoath, Flyleaf, Kutless, or any other Christian band brought anything new to music, you're just fooling yourself.
    Oh no! I don't like the same music as you. Whatever shall I do?
  • edited March 2009
    Rockbandfan23467;2136905 said:
    That post with the video is off-topic.
    Oh really?
  • edited March 2009
    acondon747;2136930 said:
    The bones of the "JESUS" rannosaurus Rex.

    Through carbon dating scientists have predicted that the Earth is "HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD"
    Stephen Colbert does some great comedy with "data" like this.

    :)
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    T-Hybrid;2136961 said:
    Oh no! I don't like the same music as you. Whatever shall I do?
    I'm not attacking your taste in music. That would be stupid. I'm just saying that those bands didn't exactly bring anything new to the table.
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