The musical style of God Lives Underwater is a constantly contested issue and the genres that the band are categorized in vary depending on the source, however, the band is generally regarded as industrial rock, while showing influences of many different genres. The influence of electronica, can be seen throughout the songs "No More Love," and "Try." Most songs include a portion of techno, including the beginning of "No More Love." All songs are mainly classified as Industrial Rock, because the genre dominates in comparison to the rest of the genres.
The God Lives Underwater EP was not as popular when it comes to ratings as other albums, but when it was rated, the reception was generally fair-to-well. Allmusic stated that "...the heavily compressed production on opening song 'Drag Me Down' lacks the more full-bodied beat and bass punch of the remainder of the EP. 'No More Love' sets things to rights, while 'Lonely Again' is the best song on the disc, with an echoed, beautifully epic guitar intro and a moody melancholy captured in both the singing and the slow music." Allmusic gave it 2.5, out of 5 stars. Rolling Stone gave it 7.5 out of 10 stars.