is the debut album by Act of Depression Underoath. Released July 4, 1999, through Takehold Records, the album was out of print for some time as there were only 2,000 copies originally released. Solid State reissued this album alongside on August 20, 2013. Cries of the Past [6 ]
Musical content and style [ edit ]
The style of this album has been described as hard hitting Christian death metal with musical genres on this album including
Christian metal, [7 ] metalcore, and death metal. [4 ]
The hidden track "Spirit of a Living God" begins with commentary by lead guitarist Corey Steger speaking about his description about God, talks about receiving Jesus Christ and that he dedicates the album to those that were victims to
rape, suicide and depression. It features drummer Aaron Gillespie in the background of the commentary singing along with an acoustic guitar. It later leads to the song itself which is an acoustic rock song that features singing vocals by Gillespie. [3 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Heart of Stone"
"A Love So Pure"
"Burden in Your Hands"
"Act of Depression"
"Watch Me Die"
"Spirit of a Living God"
(hidden track – sometimes credited as "Praise") 9:08
Personnel [ edit ]
Produced by James Paul Wisner
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Powless, Steven (November 29, 2011). "Underoath, 'Act of Depression' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout . Retrieved December 31, 2011.
^ a b "Underoath – Act of Depression (CD, Album)". Discogs . Retrieved August 4, 2011.
^ a b c Boland, Casey (July 4, 1999). "Home Reviews Underoath - Act of Depression". Alternative Press.
^ a b Gramlich, Chris (May 2002). "Underoath - The Changing of Times". Exclaim! . Retrieved April 17, 2014.
^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 976. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.